Quick ‘WandaVision’ Review – ‘On a Very Special Episode…’


Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Well, I’ve seen the fifth episode of ‘WandaVision’ and I greatly enjoyed it! There’s a surprise cameo appearance at the end of the episode that I didn’t expect and it changes everything I knew about the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’. Maybe it’s a hint of things to come in future web shows and movies. 🙂

In the episode, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda and Paul Bettany as Vision struggle to raise a family together. It gets even bizarre when their two boys Tommy and Billy start off from being babies to 5 year olds to 10 year olds within minutes. Again, this show has echoes of ‘Star Trek: TNG’s ‘The Child’.

Incidentally, the scenes featuring Wanda and Vision in their home in Westview seem to be based on a 1980s sitcom show. I’m not sure which 1980s sitcom show it’s being based on since it’s not very specific or familiar to me. I’m also curious why Wanda would want her and Vision to live in a sitcom.

Especially when the sitcom keep changing from 1960s to 1970s to 1980s! The episode also cuts back and forth from the outside world where Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis are to where Wanda and Vision are living out a fantasy.

Vision also begins to see through the ‘lie’ created by Wanda in this fantasy she’s created. It starts when he notices Kathryn Hahn as Agnes exhibiting strange behaviour, especially when looking out for the two boys and a dog called Sparky. He also discovers one of his fellow workers in great pain. 😦

It gets serious when S.W.O.R.D. are attempting to infiltrate Wanda’s world and Wanda soon emerges from the static field, threatening and warning people to leave her alone. It doesn’t get any easier when Sparky the dog dies and Vision’s become all-too-aware that Wanda’s controlling things.

There’s soon a heated argument between Vision and Wanda about what she’s doing. Wanda seems justified in her actions whilst Vision’s telling her what she’s doing is wrong. The episode ends with Wanda having a visitor at the front door. The visitor happens to be…Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff!

Wait a minute! Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff?! That’s Quicksilver from the ‘X-Men’ movie series! Wait, wait, wait!!! An ‘X-Men’ character from the 20th Century Fox ‘X-Men’ movies is in a ‘MCU’ web-series?! And Pietro was recast, being played by Evan Peters instead of Aaron Taylor-Johnson from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’?

Wow! I have so many questions about what’s going on and how it can be that an ‘X-Men’ character like Pietro (or is it Peter?)/Quicksilver from the Fox ‘X-Men’ movies can be in a ‘MCU’ series like ‘WandaVision’. As I said; a hint of things to come, e.g. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’!

Or perhaps something to happen in the upcoming third ‘MCU Spider-Man’ movie! I’ve also heard a ‘Deadpool 3’ is going to take place in the ‘MCU’! The latest ‘WandaVision’ episode was such a thrill to watch. I’m intrigued on what’s going on and how things in the ‘MCU’ will never be the same again.

Incidentally, I’m looking forward to reviewing the ‘X-Men’ film series later this year! 😀

Stay tuned for my review on the sixth episode of ‘WandaVision’ next week.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now

Tim. 🙂

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