The latest Disney+ Original The Simpsons: The Good, The Bart and The Loki is here to make all your cross-over dreams come true. Here's our review...
What's it about?
Banished from Asgard once again, Loki takes on the Simpsons and Springfield's mightiest heroes in this action-adventure animated 4-minute short film. Streaming on Hotstar starting July 7, 2021.
If there ever was a crossover of crossovers, this 4 minute short film hits the bullseye. It's funny, nostalgic, creative and downright brilliant! Tom Hiddleston's animated Loki is as believable as the one we have all come to know and love.
The film opens with an animated version of Asgard's infamous rainbow bridge and we see Heimdall, Odin, Sif and Loki along with Fandrall and Thor. A visibly annoyed Odin says 'Loki, once again, for crimes against Asgard, you are banished to Earth. Loki (voiced by Hiddleston) chimes coyly even though he's bound in chains asking, 'Where to? New York? London? Paris?'. 'Springfield', says Odin as a screaming Loki is kicked off the rainbow bridge into Springfield.
Landing right below Bart Simpson's treehouse, Loki is now face to face with the boy who asks, 'Hey man, can I help you?'. The God of Mischief enchants himself as Odin and asks what the boy would know about a distant, abusive father and a blonde haired sibling who's always perfect. A seemingly unbothered Bart knows he's got just the family for this golden horned visitor.
At the dinner table with the Simpsons, Homer asks whether Loki can turn one pork chop into two which he does and Homer deifies Loki immediately. As Bart makes Loki send Lisa to Asgard, she comes in contact with Mjollnir, saying goodbye to her self esteem issues. The Springfield Avengers consist of an impressive yet familiar set of members.
An Ant-Man meets Simpsons character holds a board saying 'This is what happens when Disney buys Marvel and Fox'. As the Lisa-meets-Thor prototype presumably sends Loki back to where he came from, we hear Bart laugh with a voice of Loki.
A relieved Loki believes that he finally has a functional family. Directed by David Silverman and written by Elisabeth Kiernan Averick, Jessica Conrad, John Drink, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, the short ends with clips of Homer trying to lift Thor's Hammer, and a classic mid-credits scene that you absolutely can’t afford to miss!
There's a Groot, a Drax, an Iron Man, a Maggi watching an animated version of WandaVision and an end credits scene featuring miniature Hulk and Loki, a throwback to the original Avengers Movie scene. Watch now!!!!! Also, stay till the end. Trust me. You don't want to miss this one!!!!