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Critics have given their opinions on the Multiversal adventure of Loki Season 2 on Disney+. Since its debut on the platform, Loki Season 1 has been the most-watched Disney+ show in the MCU for over two years. Now, Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief returns for a sophomore effort in the franchise’s first live-action series.
This time, Loki is embroiled in a battle for the Time Variance Authority’s soul, as he and his allies strive to uncover the truth behind possessing free will and glorious purpose. The show features familiar faces and new additions, such as Oscar-winner Ke Huy Quan, adding to the super-powered fun.
Loki Season 2 Reviews Are In
Initial reviews of Loki Season 2 are in and they are mostly positive. Critics who had the opportunity to view the first four episodes early appreciated the show’s talented cast and intelligent science-fiction narrative. However, it appears that there are some flaws.
According to Brandon Davis from Comicbook.com, the series is “an exciting time-traveling mystery:”
“‘Loki’ Season 2 rules. The first 4 episodes have a thrilling time-traveling mystery and charm. Some of the TVA sci-fi jargon is hard to follow. The cast is tremendous together. The sets are great. Overall, it’s awesome. Hoping Episodes 5 & 6 stick the landing!”
He complimented newcomer Ke Huy Quan’s “brilliant” chemistry with the returning cast:
“Yes, Ke Huy Quan is brilliant in ‘Loki’. His character has a key role in Season 2. He brings so much charm and joy to this show, brilliant chemistry with the rest of the cast.”
Erik Davis of Fandango praised the series, saying it remained his favorite MCU show:
“I LOVE ‘Loki’! I’ve watched the first 4 episodes & #Loki continues to be my favorite MCU show. This season has a more frantic pace to it, which keeps tensions high the entire time. Still brainy & weird w/ great chemistry among its cast. Ke Huy Quan is a big scene stealer of course, but the story – full of time travel, timelines, trickery & a guy named Timely – is reminiscent of Marvel Studios at its best & most entertaining. Eps 5 & 6 are gonna be wild!”
According to Jamie Jirak from Phase Zero, the direction, cinematography, and Ke Huy Quan’s performance were exceptional in the series premiere:
“I had a blast at the ‘Loki’ launch event. I only stayed for the first episode, because I want to remain a woman of the people on
Phase Zero but I LOVED IT. The direction and cinematography blew me away. I missed Tom and Owen so much. Ke Huy Quan MVP!!”
Jenna Anderson of Comicbook.com dubbed Loki Season 2 as her favorite Disney+ release this year:
“‘Loki’ Season 2 is, by far, my favorite thing Disney+ has released this year. The cinematography is outstanding, and the cast does a great job of carrying what could be a very overwhelming plot. It’s not flawless, but I dig it.”
She expressed her admiration for Ke Huy Quan by stating that he is “absolutely wonderful:”
“As a Mobius and Ravonna girlie, I’m very happy with where their storylines seem to be headed in ‘Loki’ Season 2. And unsurprisingly, Ke Huy Quan is absolutely wonderful.”
Cinema Blend’s Erik Swann described the series as “kooky, charming, funny, and sweet,” labeling it a “must-see TV:”
“He Who Remains is gone, but ‘Loki’ remains must-see TV! I’ve seen Season 2’s first four episodes, and they’re just as kooky, charming, funny and sweet as one would hope. Eric Martin takes on EP duties and skillfully builds on the show’s mythology. Fans are in for a wild ride.”
Loki Season 2 will premiere on October 5, 2023.