This is rather late but let’s tell the truth about WandaVision
With WandaVision, Marvel played on our devotion to the Avengers franchise, and exploited our longing for the closure ‘End Game’ did not give us. To give us more, the writers at Marvel, being the geniuses they are, opened a door into Wanda’s home – literally. In infinity wars Wanda almost subdued Thanos. Her fight scene with Thanos showed her to be a force that was only scratching the tip of her power. And now that her story is being exploited, I am as usual left with ‘ohs’ and ‘ahas’ and ‘she can do that?’
Starting off as a slow sitcom interjected with all of these instantaneous blebs between decades, I thought the show tried too hard to channel this recent energy of breaking down a genre and making a chaotic caricature of it. But It eventually fell to pieces for me when the detail about the sitcom being recorded and edited by Wanda (or a consciousness that is also Wanda; or an alter ego) was made known. I understand that it served to create a loophole with which the heros could rescue Westview but it also reduced the first 3 episodes to a gimmick. Makes the series into a ‘water and oil’ blend of styles but with jabby edges, and that created jarring static moments in my psyche as i tried to follow the story.
I think in the entire show; the only genuinely funny moment was when Agatha Harkness was revealed. That jingo they used to introduce her was ‘the shit’. I think it was also funny that Vision could undo Wanda’s mind control spell and put it back, or that he thought he could. What is that? Am I a joke to you, Marvel? How did Wanda get pregnant too? How do you will life into being, and out of nothing? Isn’t that against the laws of magic or something?
With these mini-franchises it feels like Marvel is trying to make their characters into fully formed (developed) individuals. But the thing is, I can still summarize all 5 hours or so of Marvel’s WandaVision in one paragraph and that’s not good.
Knowing Marvel fans to be like Apple fans, I expect that I’d be come for😉, but thank God for anonymity.