Director Sam Raimi enters the MCU with a movie that may look hella-cool but trips over itself repeatedly as ‘Loki’ creator Michael Waldron’s script alternates between brain-scrambling esoterica and tired superhero tropes. Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, and a top-notch supporting cast all do fantastic work, though, and, despite not being anywhere near the likes of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and/or ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, the film is solid, so long as you just sit back and let it happen without thinking very much about it.

3.5/5 stars