Loki (Pilot) | A Recap and A Mystery

Michael Waldron (Head Writer) & Kate Herron (Director)

CAST
Tom Hiddleston
Owen Wilson
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Wunmi Mosaku

Review: I suspected as much but Loki has a different vibe than the other shows and I love it. The set and costume designs, the cinematography, it all look singular yet it fits with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Story wise most of the pilot was flashbacks, ones that served to brings us back to Loki’s past. It’s history to us but news to him since this Loki is an alternate version. The flashbacks also shine a light on his state of mind back in Avengers. We get an accelerated version of the crumbling of his armor, some of his façade is shed when his trajectory is revealed to him.

The rest of the episode pretty much sets up the mystery around the show. If you follow this kind of stuff it is not a surprise but it does set up Loki to face his own demons in a more hands on way than the flashbacks did. Like WandaVision was, Loki also seems to be some kind of a therapy session for the character, a form of active therapy to try and get him to know himself better.

The pilot does raise a few questions but there’s not much excitement so far. However, we get to revel in the beauty of the show, banter and the amazing acting performance.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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