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Here we are on the titular ‘series finale’ of ‘WandaVision’ from the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’. I’ve greatly enjoyed watching ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+ for the past eight weeks. It’s been nice to look forward to every weekend and Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany have delivered great performances.
With that said, I can’t help feel ‘The Series Finale’ was a bit underwhelming compared to the previous eight instalments we’ve had in this nine-episode mini-series. I’ve even read critics saying the same thing when researching this episode. It isn’t a terrible finale. It just isn’t that spectacular. 😐
I suppose it might account for the fact there are a lot of action sequences in this finale and there’s not enough time given to pay off some of the characters’ journeys and what happens to them. There are also character resolutions that were very disappointing in regards to some future ‘MCU’ projects.
In the episode, Kathryn Hahn as Agatha attempts to take Wanda’s ‘chao magic’ from her. But the white Vision from the end of the previous episode interrupts Agatha and tries to kill Wanda before the ‘nicer’ Vision created by Wanda fights him off. I did feel too many subplots were happening here.
There’s confusion at some point when Wanda opens the barrier to free the residents of Westview. But she stops opening the barrier when she sees her Vision and her twins beginning to disintegrate. Josh Stamberg as Hayward and his S.W.O.R.D. soon arrive on the scene. They begin to cause trouble.
It’s also revealed when Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau discovers that Evan Peters as ‘Pietro’ isn’t Pietro at all. He’s actually Ralph Bohner, one of the residents of Westview. I can’t help feel disappointed by that. I hoped this would all lead into ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
And perhaps connect more strongly to the ‘X-Men’ films from 20th Century Fox…or 20th Century Studios as it’s now called. Wanda’s Vision also restores the white Vision’s memories from ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’; and white Vision…just…leaves. Yeah! He just leaves. Huh?
I don’t know where white Vision went off to and whether we’ll see him again. Maybe he’s saved for a future ‘WandaVision’ series or something. The episode concludes with Wanda and Agatha fighting each other using ‘magic’ and soon Wanda gets to defeat Agatha, saving Westview and the world. 🙂
Wanda soon says goodbye to Vision and her twins as the barrier collapses around them. She soon goes into hiding. I felt rather sad that Wanda didn’t get her ‘happily ever after’. We’ll have to wait and see what happens to Wanda when she returns for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
Randall Park as Jimmy Woo and Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis also make an appearance for this ‘series finale’ of ‘WandaVision’. Monica also meets up with a Skrull who tells her that a friend of her mother’s wants to meet her. That’s Nick Fury from the end of ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, isn’t it?
Overall, ‘The Series Finale’ of ‘WandaVision’ has been enjoyable. I wouldn’t call it satisfying but there are things left open to interpretation and hopefully there’s something to look forward to in future ‘MCU’ projects. I’m glad I’ve seen ‘WandaVision’ on Disney+. It’s been thoroughly entertaining throughout.
Stay tuned for my reviews on the next ‘MCU’ web-series on Disney+ called ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ coming soon to my blog.
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