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loki

★★★★★

director: kate herron

starring: tom hiddleston, owen wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Wunmi Mosaku

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother's shadow to embark on an adventure that takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame."

I LOVED WandaVision and enjoyed The Falcon and the Winter Soldier but after the first episode of Loki, Marvel has hit it out of the park and into the deep reaches of space. Loki promises to not only add a richness to the Marvel universe and to be Marvel’s best TV outing to date, but of also being a mysterious hell of a ride adventure mischievously helmed by Tom Hiddleston.  

 

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.”

 

That’s the synopsis. That’s it. The storyline, even in the first episode, is so good that you need to see it in all of its unspoiled glory. When I first saw snippets of Loki in the trailers and TV spots that were released, it felt almost Whovian, as if it belonged in some alternative Doctor Who universe. And the first episode confirms my original sense of the series, but it is so, so much more. 

 

From the 70’s production design to the exploration of time, Loki is cloaked in mystery, magic and scientific mastery. There is also one historical incident that is as inventive as it is amusing. 

 

But at the heart of Loki, what makes it so darn entertaining, is the chemistry and banter between Hiddleston’s Loki and Owen Wilson’s Mobius. They are a brilliant duo, continuously filling scene after scene with banter in what otherwise could have been a significant talkfest. With a first episode like this, Loki promises that greatness awaits us.

 

Loki promises to not only add a richness to the Marvel universe and to be Marvel’s best TV outing to date, but of also being a mysterious hell of a ride adventure mischievously helmed by Tom Hiddleston. 

★★★★★