It’s the seventies, everything is in colour, and the cracks in Wanda’s reality are really starting to show. But this episode is a real hoot to watch!
Director: Matt Shakman
Screenwriter: Jac Schaeffer
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, MCU
Runtime: 30 mins
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Pearl
REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS!!
It’s the Seventies and Wandavision is now available in full colour!! After a surprise pregnancy reveal, Wanda and vision call a doctor to the house to make sure everything is going swimmingly. It is, but the pregnancy is progressing at a much faster rate than normal, and is causing Wanda’s powers to go a little haywire. In a matter of days Wanda delivers Twins, helped by her neighbour Geraldine. But Geraldine may not be who she seems, and she has some suspicious questions for Wanda.
Oh Lord, things are starting to unravel and I love it. This episode we are really starting to see that it’s not only the audience that are questioning what is real and what isn’t in town. We are watching as slowly the universe that Wanda is in is falling apart little by little each week. I love how the story will be progressing along nicely and then something completely weird and a little sinister will happen. You are always on your toes, waiting for those little moments, looking for easter eggs, trying to figure out what is going on, and I love that.
This is really keeping us in suspense, not giving away basically anything. We are three episodes in and really, we don’t know anything. Except that in this week’s episode we learn that you can be ejected from the world. We get to see a little more of what is going on outside of Westview. Not a lot, but something, This is why I am so glad that we are getting these episodes a week at a time. I would have binged the whole thing in one go otherwise, and I wouldn’t have experienced this slow reveal of the mystery. A serial TV show like this was a great format for this story.
And I know I have mentioned it before but I just want to again say how great both Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen are as comedic actors in this show. Sure the have those little weird/sinister moments where they are acting more like themselves. But for the most part, it is great to watch them embody the style and humour of the era and really stretch their acting wings. Every week the style is a bit different, and you can tell they are just having a blast with it.
Another great episode this week and I can’t wait to see where next weeks Eighties episode takes us.
‘Wandavision’ is streaming on Disney+ Now.