Marvel Studios’ “Loki” features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. Kate Herron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer.
An easy way to win me over is to have a montage with action and a banger of a song in the backdrop. Ep2 kicks off with action and the music ‘Holding out for a Hero’ in the background, HOMERUN.
The pilot was setting us up for how Loki got to where he was, and in episode two, they explore the journey of what Mobious needs him to find and take down the villain.
I can’t express enough how fanatic Owen Wilson is on this show. He has always been very underrated for me as he can bring comedy and be very serious. Hiddleston is always on his A-game, so to have a sidekick that can be on the same level with him is vital, and Wilson is just that.
I love the score of this show and how they utilize it to enhance each scene. The show is filled with many mind games, somewhat of a chess match, and they do a great job of highlighting moments with a perfect score in the background.
The world-building was essential here, and they do a fantastic job of keeping in mind that they need to develop Loki and the foundation around him. They did basically zero of this in his time with the last phase. They followed up the great pilot with an even better episode two, and I need episode three NOW!