Series Review – WandaVision

WandaVision Official Poster

Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who appeared in the Marvel movie Avengers: Endgame, now have their own spin-off show that centers on the two lovebirds. Matt Shakman directed the film, which was produced by Marvel Studios. This nine-episode limited series premiered on January 15, 2021, and will conclude on January 15, 2022. Each episode, which premieres at 12 a.m. on Friday mornings, focuses on a different decade. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany play the major characters Wanda Maximoff and Vision, respectively. Bettany has been a part of the Marvel universe since 2008 when he starred in the film Iron Man as J.A.R.V.I.S. Wanda killed Vision once in Avengers: Endgame in order to protect the mind stone from which he was constructed. Thanos, the antagonist, brought him back to life and killed him again because he required the mind stone to “snap.”

Wanda has built her own reality in the town of Westview, where she may live her life with Vision as if nothing ever occurred, as we learn in the opening episode. But, as the episodes progress, we’re learning that Wanda isn’t the only one in charge of the town and the events leading up to the series finale. Giving this series a perfect five out of five stars, the show’s creators know how to keep the stakes high and keep viewers coming back for more. Because the show is set in the 1950s, the first episode is in black and white; however, the set switches to color at the end of the episode. This is the first shift in decades and gives fans a sneak peek at the upcoming episodes.

As the series progresses, more characters begin to break the fourth wall by staring straight into the camera. This is an important addition to the script since the people being imprisoned in Westview by a larger power are starting to realize what is going on. The music and catchy theme tunes are another excellent addition to the show. Because each episode is set in a different decade, the show’s opening theme tune changes with each turn. The opening scenes are also shot to resemble a popular style of show that aired in the same year. When a new character was introduced to WandaVision in the most recent episode, they even got their own theme music. The soundtracks for these new theme songs are now accessible on Spotify and Apple Music, as they have proved quite popular among fans.

Despite the short length of the series, the number of twists and turns kept the audience engaged and counting down the days till Friday. The amount of planning and precision that has gone into the program demonstrates just how committed Marvel is to its characters. With each successive episode, new connections are made, and the truth of Westview is beginning to emerge. I strongly advise any Marvel fan to see this incredibly intriguing show, and even if you aren’t a Marvel fan, you will find it fascinating!

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