LOKI Season 2 Review – The Trickster God Saves the Multi-Verse From Super Hero Fatigue

'Loki,' Marvel's first Season 2 of their MCU series is everything fans have hoped for and more
Loki Season 2

In a universe where timelines intertwine and characters evolve over decades of on-screen presence, Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2 outdoes itself, standing as a paragon of storytelling that thrills, engages, and leaves us utterly spellbound. Picking up immediately after the Season 1 finale, the new season opens with one other most engaging tales the MCU has delivered, that feels completely outside of the current MCU, but also the source of a new direction that will have lasting consequences for everything after.

Burdened with Great Purpose

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(L-R): Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Ke Huy Quan as O.B., and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

From the get-go, Loki Season 2 promises a deeper dive into the multiverse, and it delivers impeccably. The storytelling this season is concise and powerful, with every episode intricately crafted, unraveling layer upon layer of the narrative. This isn’t just about Loki’s journey but a manifestation of stories interwoven with precision and artistry.

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Directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, with their history of weaving sci-fi masterpieces like The Endless, bring a touch that’s distinct yet seamlessly integrated into the MCU. Their innovative vision breathes fresh life into the series, making it stand apart, while also making it quintessentially Marvel.

Incredible Variations

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(L-R): Owen Wilson as Mobius and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Tom Hiddleston, who embodies the God of Mischief, showcases his best work yet in Loki. Every facet of Loki – the humor, the pain, the growth – is palpable. It’s evident that Hiddleston has put his heart and soul into evolving the character, delivering a performance that transcends the typical superhero trope. His dedication to Loki is palpable, touching every scene with an intensity that is both mesmerizing and poignant.

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Adding to the brilliance is the unbeatable chemistry between Hiddleston and Owen Wilson. Their back-and-forths in Loki provide comic relief, yet underpin some of the season’s most insightful moments. Their camaraderie is a testament to Marvel’s strength in character development and casting – their every interaction is nothing short of gold.

While the leads undoubtedly shine, Ke Huy Quan and Eugene Cordero steal the limelight in every scene they grace. Quan, an icon finally getting his chance to flourish, returns to the screen, proving that his charm remains timeless. Cordero, reprising his role from Season 1, brings a refreshing levity that’s essential in balancing the depth and darkness of the plot.

Sophia Di Martino, as Sylvie, delivers a performance that is elegant, nuanced, and intensely captivating in Loki. Her on-screen dynamic with Hiddleston is electric. Their interactions don’t merely drive the narrative forward; they elevate it. The depth they bring to their characters creates a symphony of emotions, making every scene they share a masterclass in performance.

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Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Jonathan Majors, as Victor Timely, is nothing short of revelatory in Loki. A stark contrast from his previous roles in the MCU, Majors showcases his versatility, proving why he was chosen to play the multi-universe threat. His transformation is so complete, it’s almost unrecognizable – a testament to his incredible prowess.

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The series also brings back Miss Minutes, voiced by the unparalleled talent that is Tara Strong. Her performance, which is primarily vocal, shatters expectations, bringing an eeriness that’s profoundly unsettling, and also alluring. She is the perfect embodiment of the series’ undercurrents, exploring themes of time, destiny, and the essence of reality.

Low Key A Visual Marvel

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(L-R): Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Ke Huy Quan as O.B., and Owen Wilson as Mobius in Marvel Studios’ LOKI, Season 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Gareth Gatrell. © 2023 MARVEL.

Loki Season 2 is a cinematic delight. The retro, cold-war aesthetic, juxtaposed with futuristic elements, paints a surreal landscape. The subtle palette shifts, influenced by the 1950s, pay homage to the roots of the TVA. The visual effects, helmed by the likes of Dan DeLeeuw, and the set designs, envisioned by the brilliant Kasra Farahani, create a visual tapestry that’s both intricate and grandiose.

Loki Season 2 isn’t just a continuation of a story; it feels like the beginning of something new, something grander. It stands not only as a remarkable entry in the Marvel Universe but as a beacon of what’s to come. With characters as complex as Loki leading the way, the future of the MCU seems not just bright but revolutionary. The season not only honors its roots but promises a resounding future – one that we are eager and thrilled to be a part of.

For being a devilish delight in every way, and breaking out of the mold of superhero fatigue, I give Loki Season 2 a 9/10.

About Loki Season 2

Loki Season 2

Release Date: October 6, 2023
Directed by: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Dan Deleeuw, Kasra Farahani
Head Writer: Eric Martin
Executive Producers: Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad
Winderbaum, Kevin R. Wright, Tom Hiddleston, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead, Eric Martin, Michael
Co-Executive Producer: Trevor Waterson
Production: Marvel Studios
Distribution: Disney+
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene
Cordero, Rafael Casal, Tara Strong, Kate Dickie, Liz Carr, Neil Ellice, with Jonathan Majors, Ke Huy Quan
and Owen Wilson

“Loki” Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.

What are your expectations for the God of Mischief’s latest escapades? Which characters are you most excited to see? And how do you think this season will reshape the MCU landscape? Before you embark on this multiverse journey share your thoughts and theories with us on social media!

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.