Review of “WandaVision”
Rose Gottschalk (TheLorian)
For the first time in over a decade, since the release of “Iron Man” back in 2008, the world got a whole year of no new Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU) content. For diehard fans, this sucked, but that made the highly anticipated “WandaVision” all the better.
Starting Phase Four of the MCU, “WandaVision” is a television show on Disney+ that explores the characters of Wanda Maximoff and Vision, and what happened after The Blip, or the dusting that occurred in the movies “Infinity War” and “Endgame.”
The first two episode came out Jan. 15, with a new one coming out every Friday until March 5 (though I wouldn’t put it past Marvel to give fans a surprise). Episode four has come out this past Friday, Jan. 29, with people waiting in anticipation for episode five. Most fans would say it started out slow, but that just creating a buildup for what will occur in the second half of the show. Full of Easter Eggs and returning characters, “WandaVision” is just what 2021 needed.
Without spoiling anything, the shows first episode recreates sitcoms from the 1950’s, then the second covers sitcoms from the 1960’s, and then the 1970’s are replicated in the third episode, where color television is introduced. These are not riddled with heavy MCU facts and information, but instead have nostalgic elements of early television and light comedic events staring the characters, which makes it a fun watch even if you aren’t a Marvel fan.
Episode 4, cleverly titled “We Interrupt This Program,” is where MCU fans really get a kick out of the events taking place. In an episode full of exposition, it gives longtime fans what they really want to see- missed characters, connections to previous movies, and some intense action. Fans get a lot of answers to previous questions, but it brings up so many more questions that may not be answered anytime soon.
Each episode is leaving fans begging for more. It also has TikTok and other social media going crazy with theories, memes, and Easter Eggs that some fans may have missed.
This show is sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats, as well as bring some new fans into the MCU. Check out Disney+ on Fridays to catch the latest episode, and see how it ties into the whole MCU.