WandaVision Review

Earlier this year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) released a miniseries titled  “WandaVision,” written by Jac Shaeffer and being directed by Matt Shakman.  

In this miniseries, exclusively on Disney +, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprise their roles as “Wanda Maximoff,” and “Vision.” The show takes place following the events of “Avengers:  Endgame,” (2019).  

The show will last nine weeks, one episode per week, from January 15th, 2021 to March 5th, 2021.  

After the release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel fans did not receive any other marvel content for a long time. When the release date for WandaVision was announced, fans could not contain their excitement.  

After watching the first two episodes, many fans were disappointed in what Marvel had created. We’re introduced to newlyweds Wanda and Vision, but set in the 1950s and 1960s decades. We see them move into the suburban neighborhood “Westview.” They try hard to fit in by hiding their powers and trying to have the most normal life they can. 

The end of Episode 2 reveals a pregnant Wanda. In Episode 3, Wanda’s pregnancy goes from 9 months to 1 day. Vision seems to figure out something is not right. Some fans have theories that Vision knows he’s in a television show because for a quick moment, Vision looks directly into the camera lens. Wanda goes into labor and is assisted by Geraldine during delivery. Fans were shocked when Geraldine asks if Wanda’s brother, Pietro, was killed by Ultron. Pietro was killed in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), and this episode takes place in the 1970s. At the very end of the episode, Geraldine is blasted out of Westview. Vision asks where she went but Wanda keeps quiet.  

Episode 4 begins with Monica (Geraldine) returning from the Blip that was caused by villain Thanos in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018). Then we replay the first two episodes through Captain Rambeau’s point of view. Rambeau is sucked into Westview which is a non-existent town. We’re re-introduced to Jimmy Woo, originally from Ant-Man, and Darcy Lewis, originally from Thor. Darcy discovers Wanda and Vision’s life can be seen through old television satellite. When  Monica is blasted back to “reality,” the show switches back to Wanda’s POV. Wanda turns around to look at Vision and “Dead Vision,” from “Avengers: Infinity War,” is revealed. Fans went crazy when they saw the “real” Vision. What does this mean? 

In Episode 5, we’re in the ’80s. Agnes comes into the house to help out with the newborns when she  hears them crying. When Vision shows concern for his children Agnes “breaks character.” This creates tension between Vision and Wanda becomes when Vision tries to acknowledge what just  happened, Wanda disregards it. Suddenly, the newborns twins are no longer babies, they’re instantly toddlers. We switch back to reality and Monica is being tested and interviewed. Wanda no longer tries to hide her powers in front of outsiders, this bothers Vision.

Once again, the twins age up, in front of Agnes. When Vision is at work, his company has new computers and are surfing  their emails. Everybody received an email from Darcy Lewis. Vision uses his powers to free one of his coworker’s mind and he asks to “be freed.” Wanda exits her fantasy world to confront the  people who’ve been “bothering her and her family.” Fans were in shock when Vision aggressively confronts Wanda. Wanda reveals she doesn’t know how “any of this started in the first place.” Final minutes of the episode, Wanda opens the door and there stands her brother, Pietro.  

This show has brought so many fans together, sharing theories and crazy shockers. The executives of the show are doing an incredible job bringing the late Stan Lee’s comic work to life.

By Oscar Nava ’21

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