“Tom Hiddleston gives his best performance to date”

The first reviews for Loki are in, and reactions have been largely positive.

The show, which will stream on Disney+ on June 9, stars Tom Hiddleston as the roguish Marvel villain. Critics have been shown the first two episodes of the six-part series.

Although reviews are under embargo, reactions on social media have given a strong indication of what to expect.

Brad R Lambert of Complex described Loki on Twitter as “an absolute blast”.

“Tom Hiddleston is back as the God of Mischief and gives his best performance to date,” he wrote.

#Loki is an absolute blast. Tom Hiddleston is back as the God of Mischief and gives his best performance to date. The connectivity of this show is evident and fans will appreciate every detail – Marvel has found a way to expand the MCU and do so in such a clever and unique way. pic.twitter.com/BOHPQVvArB

— Brad R Lambert (@bradrlambert) June 6, 2021

Rotten Tomatoes‘ Erik Davis outlined on Twitter how the show is laying the groundwork for the broader MCU multiverse, which is a central theme of Marvel’s fourth phase. “The Tom Hiddleston/Owen Wilson bromance is my favourite,” he wrote in reference to Owen’s Mobius M. Mobius, a member of the Time Variance Authority.

Collider senior reporter Christina Radish tweeted her praise: “It’s as fun, funny, odd and twisted as I’d hope and expect from the God of Mischief!”

I’ve seen the first two episodes of #Loki and it’s as fun, funny, odd and twisted as I’d hope and expect from the God of Mischief! Love the snarky bromance between #TomHiddleston and #OwenWilson. More of everything please!!! pic.twitter.com/d9WZaLtE4n

— Christina Radish (@ChristinaRadish) June 6, 2021

Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com also praised how Loki has contributed to the broader fabric of the MCU.

“Loki brings so much to MCU lore” he wrote on Twitter. “There are references to the past films and stories to Marvel but also really exciting, subtle additions to the sandbox as a whole.”

#Loki brings so much to MCU lore.

There are references to the past films and stories to marvel at but also really exciting, subtle additions to the sandbox as a whole.

Through 2 episodes… this series could be a really exciting, big step for the MCU’s broad, sprawling stories. pic.twitter.com/W1ObduLW5Z

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) June 6, 2021

BuzzFeed TV editor Nora Dominick tweeted: “Just like how WandaVision allowed Elizabeth Olsen to explore the depths of her character, Loki allows Tom Hiddleston to do this same.”

However, one writer from Discussing Film took a more critical approach to the episodes. “Loki gets off to a rough start with ep. 1, which is poorly paced,” they wrote on Twitter. “Even Hiddleston’s usually top-notch performance in the role feels awkward in the first episode,” they added.

#Loki gets off to a rough start with ep. 1, which is poorly paced and written but necessary to introduce the world of the TVA. Ep. 2 is a step up from that, the plot is introduced and the stage is set for a hard-hitting rest of the season.

Review @DiscussingFilm on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/1cnikv1dq1

— Ariel (@AKARELK) June 6, 2021

Loki will air on Disney+ on June 9th.



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