Marvel Studios’ Loki is back with what I can only describe as a genius move away from the Multiverse Saga. It’s not perfect, but it gets the job done brilliantly.
To be frank, I expected the second season to continue on the path of its predecessor and get us deeper into the Multiverse.
However, even when we got that, the producers made a genius play by misdirecting us and introducing Victor Timely. While everyone thought this is going to tie up with Quantumania, what we got is even better.
Season two of Loki is in fact a character study on its own wrapped in a science fiction and time travelling show. If you take a step back, you’ll see what Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) finally showed Loki (Tom Hiddleston) this season: he doesn’t want to be alone.
Once Loki realized that, he finally achieves his Glorious Purpose, saving his friends. But that comes at the cost of him acending to be a god alone on his throne.
Yes, I loved this show from the beginning to the end on its own. Loki grew as a character and as an individual, Mobius (Owen Wilson) was perfect in the body-cop comedy, and Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) was the perfect tie in (before she flipped and became creepy as hell). Season two newcomer, Ke Huy Quan, did a perfect job in making us laugh, while also being the new Mobius: Explaining things to us, the viewers, as well as Loki.
However, in the grand scheme of things (this is Marvel after all), the show feels pointless. Did Loki become the new He Who Remains? Where is the heck Kang the Conqueror?
If anything, it feels like Marvel is using this show, and The Marvels to take a step back from Jonathan Majors and save the Multiverse Saga. I’m here for it, but it has to be a delicate process.
Should You Watch It?
It’s not perfect, but it’s alsmot there. Even though we’re talking about timelines and multiverse, and even when you have Jonathan Majors, the season gets the job done brilliantly putting some distance between itself and the Marvel issues with this saga and Majors.
Where Can I Watch It?
You can stream both seasons of Marvel Studio’s Loki exclusively on Disney Plus.