The first episode of Marvel’s newest Disney+ show, “Loki,” has premiered and it’s a great start to what promises to be a fun yet chaotic show. Aptly titled, “Glorious Purpose,” the first episode of “Loki” immediately takes a deep dive into the character and the TVA.
Out of every Marvel Disney+ show, “Loki” feels the most like an MCU movie, rather than MCU-adjacent. This is due to the fantastic score, detailed production and set design, the amazing cinematography, and the movie-level VFX showcased in the very first episode. The TVA is beautiful, but it’s clear that something is hiding underneath the surface. “Loki” promptly sets up a great mystery that is fun for both the casual viewer and the avid fan. The mystery pairs well with the procedural elements showcased through characters like Mobius and Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Ravonna.
Owen Wilson is excellently cast as Mobius, who serves as a friendly(?), intellectual adversary for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. And as always, Tom Hiddleston proves his perfection as Loki in comedic, dramatic, and mischievous moments. Mobius and Loki’s debates and discourse presents the clever script and dialogue. And it’s so much fun to watch Loki finally meet his match. The script is what makes “Loki” especially rewatchable, surprisingly so.
Like “WandaVision” and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “Loki” takes a chance not only to flesh out these characters, but to give them emotional catharsis from their past experiences in the MCU. Tom Hiddleston as Loki will break your heart in the very first episode.
Is the first episode slow paced? No. In the context of what will become a “six-hour movie,” having the first episode delve into Loki as a character and the TVA is a smart choice, rather than going straight into the action. And the Mobius vs. Loki debates are never unenthusing.
Do not wait to binge “Loki”. “Loki” leaves plenty on the table to theorize about, and it’ll be fun to watch the mystery slowly unravel episode by episode.
Check out Destiny’s early theories for “Loki” in the video below!