I have to admit it has been a while since I watched WandaVision so I may let some spoilers spill here. WandaVision is the first Disney Plus Marvel show and it was a great way to start things off. It was a massive hit and one of the entertainment highlights while the world was on lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic!
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The Movie Review
The plot of WandaVision sees Wanda taking up residence in the peaceful town of Westview after the events of Avengers: Endgame. It seems weird at first, with Vision being alive and the town being in black and white like an old sitcom. However, we soon see that something is even stranger and perhaps more sinister than we expected.
Weird is probably the best way to describe WandaVision. However, it is a kind of weird that is just so compelling you cannot stop watching. I watched the show weekly as it aired on Disney Plus, but I think this would have been even better had I been able to binge-watch it all in a couple of sittings.
The way that WandaVision works is that it moves through eras of sitcoms. With clear nods to stuff like Bewitched, Full House, and Modern Family it is cool the way each episode offers something a bit different. Also, while Wanda and Vision are excellent as always, the supporting cast here is excellent.
You have Kat Dennings reprising her role from the first two Thor movies as Darcy. As well as Kat Dennings coming back, Randall Park is back as Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man. The real star of WandaVision for me is Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Darkness and you can clearly tell that she was having a great time with this role. We also have Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau who I feel will have a much bigger role in the MCU going forward.
I am trying my best to not get into spoiler territory here, but there are many things going on in WandaVision. Wanda is trying to keep this reality that she has created alive, but Vision is starting to realize that things are not what they seem. We then have Agatha who has her own agenda and then on the outside of Westview we have agents of S.W.O.R.D trying to assess the threat.
I have to be honest and say I can see why some people would have watched the first episode and then be like “I am out”. This is a very weird and strange show, but it is also very clever and has a payoff that is incredibly worth it. It is a weird and strange ride, but you just have to go along with it.
It fits in with the MCU very well and opens up some pretty huge things going forward. We already know that the upcoming Dr. Strange In The Multiverse of Madness and The Marvels are going to have ties to WandaVision. I thought this was a very fun show, the first viewing was great, but I am sure the second viewing will be even better.