“WandaVision” is streaming on Disney Plus alongside “The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.” It received positive reviews from critics, fans and streamers alike.
Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki in an upcoming series streaming on Disney Plus this June. Marvel is working on a batch of upcoming shows including “Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk,” “Ms. Marvel,” “What If,” “Hawkeye,” “Secret Invasion,” “Ironheart,” “Armor Wars” & “Wakanda.” I’m looking forward to seeing Loki the most. He’s one of my favorite Marvel villains.
This review doesn’t contain no crucial SPOILERS. I’m giving you Marvel fans a chance to stream all episodes.
The Entire Mini-Series
Positive: Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany reprise their roles as Scarlet Witch & Vision. They both did an excellent job for their respective performances.
Other Cast Members such as Kat Dennings & Randall Park reprise their roles as Darcy Lewis from the first two “Thor” movies & Jimmy Woo from “Ant-Man And The Wasp.” Their chemistry felt organic. I want to see a spin-off series with them uncovering conspiracies as a buddy cop comedy thriller.
Fun Fact: Both Kat Dennings & Natalie Portman are best friends in real life. They co-starred in the first two Thor movies.
Newcomers to the MCU such as Evan Peters reprising his role as Quicksilver from Fox’s “X-Men series” & Kathryn Hahn both did a great job for their respective performances.
Visual Effects are gorgeous to look at. They’re movie quality worth a spending on a budget.
Chemistry between Wanda & Vision serves as one of the main highlights.
The mini-series is presented as a throwback to sitcoms spanning from The 50s to Present Day. Each one is a love letter to shows from various decades. Basically described as a cross between “Pleasantville” & “The Truman Show.” It also partially takes cues from the Marvel storyline “House Of M.”
The story is set after the epic finale of “Avengers: Endgame.” Wanda creates a simulation bubble creating a world if she and Vision are married. As the mini-series progresses, we understand how she made it.
Each episode’s Opening Credits felt like you’re watching a Marvel sitcom.
Some episodes contain subtly and subliminal callbacks to previous MCU installments.
Fake commercials are present giving you an immersive experience like you’re back in time.
An organization factors in the mini-series.
A focal character reminds me of one of the witches from “Hocus Pocus.” I’ll give you a hint, a musical number is played on the seventh episode.
If you’ve already seen all episodes. They’re worth a rewatch.
Each episode begins with an updated Marvel Studios logo.
A climatic battle is worth a payoff.
Last episode’s Mid-Credits Scene & Post-Credits Scene sets up future installments.
Negative: The first three episodes start slow. It gets better as the more episodes progress.
I know Wanda misses Vision since Endgame, but what’s the deal with her making a simulation bubble creating a replica of a late lover? If I were her, I move on finding somebody compatible.
Seventh episode’s plot twist ruins one key element that got me excited for Marvel’s future. It’s hard for me to explain, because this article is classified. I have no choice but to Triple Down this flaw for making me play with my emotions. To put salt in the wound, his name is Ralph Boner. Just for the sake of a pee pee joke. Marvel don’t you ever play with my emotions when it comes to setting up Marvel’s future projects again! Here’s a better plot twist, Ellen Degeneres is a bitch towards her work staff!
Episode 1 – Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience
Upbeat: First episode’s title is named after a disclaimer.
First episode is a throwback to shows from The 50s. Most notably “I Love Lucy” & “Leave It To Beaver.” Format is presented in black and white with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Vison’s “boss” visits The Duo for dinner.
We get a small glimpse of what’s yet to come.
Downbeat: First episode is a slow process.
Episode 2 – Don’t Touch That Dial
Smart: Second episode’s title is named after a phrase before going into commercial break.
Second episode is a throwback to shows from The Early 60s. Especially “Bewitched” & “I Dream Of Jeannie.” Like the previous episode, format is presented in black and white with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
Vision starts to act weird. If you already seen this episode. You get it. Paul must’ve had a fun time.
The Duo participate in a talent show.
One character sings a public domain song. Perhaps a reference to the movie “Twins?”
Something happens near the end.
Dumb: Second episode is slow.
Episode 3 – Now In Color
Clear: Third episode’s title is named after a disclaimer when television sets have a colorized feature since The Late 60s. Also the format has transitioned from black and white to color. Aspect Ratio remains at 4:3.
Third episode is a throwback to shows from The Late 60s to The 70s including “The Brady Bunch” & “The Partridge Family.”
Wanda is expecting a baby.
Another vital piece of important information is revealed.
Foggy: Third episode is slow.
Episode 4 – We Interrupt This Program
Beautiful: Monica (the little girl from Captain Marvel) factors in a pivotal role.
Fourth episode starts to get good as we’re given context about an organization investigating Wanda’s bubble. Now starting to make more sense.
Aspect Ratio is widescreen in the real world.
Two familiar faces from previous MCU installments are back.
Ugly: No boo boos present.
Episode 5 – On A Very Special Episode
Bigger: Fifth episode is a throwback to shows from The 80s to The Early 90s such as “Full House” & “Family Ties.”
Wanda & Vision’s twins experience a “rapid change.”
A “new member” of the family shows up.
Smaller: No cons seen.
Episode 6 – All-New Halloween Spooktacular
Healthy: Sixth episode is a throwback to shows from The Late 90s to Early 2000s like “Malcom In The Middle” & Lizzie McGuire.”
Wanda, Vision & Pietro’s Halloween costumes resemble their signature outfits from the comics.
Darcy wears a hot outfit meaning she gets Bonus Points. Kat Dennings is one of my celeb crushes besides Hunter Schafer, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Michelle Rodriguez, Rosario Dawson & Iggy Azalea.
Something very important happens. I can’t tell you, because this review is classified.
One of the twins’ Halloween costume looks like Gambit.
Unhealthy: Nothing bad happened.
Episode 7 – Breaking The Fourth Wall
Yay: Seventh episode’s title is named after a trope known for a character talking directly to the audience like Deadpool.
Seventh episode is a throwback to shows from The Late 2000s to Present Day including “The Office” & “Modern Family.”
A Plot Twist is revealed. I refuse to tell you. For those who know what I’m talking about. It’s a meme.
Nay: Even though I found the plot twist surprising, one key element wasted an opportunity. It’s hard for me to explain, because this article is classified. I have no choice but to Triple Down this flaw for making me play with my emotions.
Episode 8 – Previously On
Forwards: Eighth episode’s title is named after somebody saying those two words then showing a recap of a previous episode.
A flashback uncovers a character’s background.
We get context surrounding one of the main characters. Making more sense.
The Plot Thickens nearly putting puzzle pieces intact.
A Mid-Credits Scene sets up the final episode. Meaning The Stakes are drastically high.
Backwards: No boo boos found.
Episode 9 – The Series Finale
Open: Ninth episode’s title is named after a shows’ last hurrah.
A climatic battle is worth a payoff.
Two opponents fighting in the air and shooting a beam interconnecting with each other reminds me of “Dragon Ball Z.”
The last episode concludes WandaVision.
A Mid-Credits Scene is shown setting up a future installment.
A Post-Credits Scene is shown setting up yet another future in’s
Closed: A henchmen is named Ralph Boner. Really Marvel? A bad pee pee joke?! If you wanna know why I hate that name, I got “Punk’d” on the plot twist from the seventh episode. Here’s a better plot twist, Ellen Degeneres is a bitch towards her work staff!
The Final Verdict: B-
In my opinion, WandaVision is an average mini-series. Not horrible or Class A material. If it weren’t for that one plot twist that ruined my excitement over Marvel’s future, I could’ve given it an A- the equivalent of 90. If you wanna strap in for the ride, give WandVision a try. I hope future Disney Plus shows in the MCU better not make the same mistake by playing with my emotions. I hate it when somebody pulls a “Bait-And-Switch” on me.