Ep8 of Wandavision was fine I guess, but I’m not really sure they needed to spell out all the stuff that we basically already knew or could already guess. At times the whole thing felt like an explainer for everyone who didn’t know the background of the Scarlet Witch. But everyone who is watching this presumably already watched all the movies, so we all kinda know this stuff. (If people are watching this who didn’t watch the movies then it will have spoiled a bunch of stuff.)
I’m a bit bummed that they didn’t at least get back the other Quicksilver actor for the flashbacks… that’s a bit insulting. His character was never as cool as the X-Men version, but I watched a bit of Ultron again recently and he wasn’t that bad.
So it was pretty by-the-numbers but at least Elizabeth Olsen got a chance to act a bit. Basically no Vision and no Rambo in this one, which was a bit odd.
Ep9 of Wandavision. I only watched the first 30 minutes, as I really needed to go to bed as I’m working today. So if they do something super unexpected or clever in the last 10 minutes then I guess this might be all wrong.
Pretty standard cgi-fest superhero movie ending, which was kinda disappointing. (I’m guessing the last 10 mins will at least be more emotional). Agatha and Wanda flying around blasting each other looked nice but has the same problem as Wonder Woman and [bad guy for WW movie] or several other superhero movies - it’s not involving and has no weight. Vision and White Vision was exactly the same.
Rambo seemed to be being set up as the main protagonist at one point, but then got kinda ignored in the last 2 episodes and honestly didn’t really add anything. The sword bad guy seemed to morph into generic ‘bad guy in a suit because he’s bad’ which was a bit rubbish.
I did like the way they ended both the Wanda/Agatha fight and the Vision/W-Vision fight, as both of them were cleverer than just bashing each other.
The limited interplay with the kids near the end was fun. I wish we’d had more of that.
I’m guessing the last 10 mins will be all sad and emotional, but overall I found the series rather weird.
The beginning had these highfalutin ideas and did at least stick to them, but it didn’t manage to make them that interesting. The ending gave up on highfalutin ideas and became much more generic action, which was more fun but nothing we haven’t seen before.
Lot’s of the payoffs and surprises didn’t really surprise me as much as they were obviously supposed to. I mean, the whole thing about it being Wanda’s grief-fueled safe space based on memories of sitcoms was obvious from the trailer, but they kept treating these things as revelations.
The only real surprise was the Agatha reveal, but then they made her into a generic bad guy and it didn’t really lead to anything new.
It also all felt like a very convoluted set up for Scarlet Witch to play a big part in the next Doctor Strange movie. Which is giving me Dark Phoenix vibes at this point… and that’s not good.
I look forward to the last 10 minutes proving all this to be foolish incorrect thoughts.