We are so back. That’s how I want to start this review. Loki is my favorite Marvel show since the moment it came out, I love the tone of the series, the characters, the score and everything in it. I was so excited for Season 2 from the moment that it was confirmed, I was anxious to see where will this story go and here we are for Season 2… and well… the result is HUGELY AMAZING.
I have a lot to say about these first 4 episodes of this season, this was more than half of it so there is so much to talk about, but don’t worry because I will not spoil anything to you, this review is totally non-spoiler.
Loki Season 2 starts right from the moment the first season ended, Loki is in a different timeline and he sees that He Who Remains was actually the founder of TVA. TVA is in great danger and Loki and Mobius need to do something about it urgently and they will need Sylvie for that and not only her but also OB. Who’s OB? OB is Ke Huy Quan’s character and he’s so good, definitely one of my favorite character additions to MCU’s Phase 5.
Episode 1 introduces us to what’s happening, all the chaos surrounding TVA is getting bigger and they gotta do something about it. Episode 2 they realize that they need help and they gotta find Sylvie. Episode 3 is the first time we see Jonathan Majors in the show and I’ll be very honest with you: he did an excellent job as Victor Timely. Episode 4 is basically “the beginning of the end”. I don’t want to go into details of the episode’s story to preserve your experience because the less you know the more you will enjoy.
Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, is probably even better here than he was in the first season, he looks more powerful, threatening, ambitious and even though he acts like a hero we can see his villain blood over there. There’s a scene where Loki is torturing a guy and you can see some of the old Loki there, it’s a great scene. Mobius, played by Owen Wilson, is a character that is going through some personal problems, his real life is something mentioned a lot and the way he wants to just ignore that and move on it’s not the right thing to do, I hope that in this season we still get to see Mobius’ visiting his life pre-TVA. Sophia Di Martino returns as Sylvie and she didn’t change at all, she’s still violent, crazy and someone that will do anything she can to protect us from Kang, doesn’t matter which variant. Now I gotta talk about my favorite addition of this show: Ke Huy Quan as OB, wow, he ate that role like if nothing. OB is such a funny, enjoyable and smart character that has a massive role for this season, he knows everything, I love the way his character interacts with people and his charisma is great to watch. Ke Huy Quan’s perfomance on this show was so good as he always been.
Ravonna, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Miss Minutes are the big surprises here… they were characters that did things during this season that I couldn’t see it happening, they’re both full of secrets and you just have to wait and see…
The CGI is as good as the first season, really magnificent. The visuals are jaw dropping, better than the previous season, the cinematography is amazing because of its peculiar production design that gives a better tone to it. The tone itself of this season is darker, full of mystery, even more than the previous one we had. You’re in for a treat and that’s all I tell you. The score is so good, I’ve always been a fan of the score of this show and here is no different, as perfect as it always been.
I think it’s very important to talk about Jonathan Majors’ performance in this season. We know he had been accused of misdemeanor assault, aggravated harassment, attempted assault, and strangulation. We hope justice is made and that the actor gets what he deserves. Talking about his performance itself: It was really good, he played that role perfectly, every variant that he plays feels like a different person but with the same purpose and the way he performs it is really amusing to see and Victor Timely might be one of my favorite Kang variants if not my favorite so far.
Loki Season 2 grabs everything that made the first season work and expands it. The tone is darker, amazing new characters, visuals are jaw dropping. This season really prepares us for what’s to come…
Loki Season 2 premieres on Disney+ on October 5