WandaVision is a 2021 superhero-mystery show created by Jac Schaeffer. It is currently streaming on Disney+. The show will run for nine episodes until March 5, 2021. The series stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. It is based on various Marvel Comics. The show shares continuity with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, acting as a sequel to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. It will be followed by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
"Are you here to help us?" -Agnes
Wanda and Pietro take Billy and Tommy trick-or-treating while Vision continues to investigate what is going on outside of Westview. Meanwhile, Monica, Jimmy, and Darcy try to prove to Director Hayward that Wanda isn't malevolent and she needs their help.
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED EPISODE 6 OF WANDAVISION, STOP READING!!!!!!
Episode 6 "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!" Review
This show is the definition of a slow burn. It is excruciating to wait seven days to see what happens next. Let's dive in to the specifics of the episode.
I think, out of these middle three episodes (4, 5, 6), this one does reveal the least. Episodes 4 and 5 gave you a lot of meat, and episode 6 does, but not as much as the previous two. It embraces the fun of WandaVision, while leaving you wanting more so that you can come in next week, pumped for the newest release of information.
This episode did, strangely, feel like it pedaled backward a little bit. Episode 4 set up Wanda as the main villain of the show. Then episode 5 felt like it was trying to tell the audience that there is another force behind everything. Then episode 6 resumed the position of episode 4, making it seem like Wanda is the villain.
I trust Marvel very much. They are very good at offering satisfying answers for everything, but, once again, I am a little bit concerned that Wanda is going to be the main antagonist of the series, which I really don't want. And I know I'm harping on this episode right now, but it was still really good.
The Vision part of the episode was definitely the strongest part. There were a couple of meticulously crafted scenes that worked so well. The scene with the woman who was hanging her Halloween decorations was shockingly disturbing. The part where he tries to crawl out of Westview was very hard to watch. But the standout was the Agnes scene.
The writing for that scene is the best in the show. Kathryn Hahn is terrifying. She starts with this slow sitcom performance that is unsettling, then shifts into this very spooky and alarming manner that raises the hairs on your arms. When Vision throws her back into the illusion, her return to the creepy, slow sitcom performance is so chilling.
The episode ends on a high note. The cliffhanger of Quicksilver last episode was amazing, and this ending rivals that. It leaves you very unsatisfied, which is a good thing, because it is keeping you invested in the show.
Also, the costumes in this film are just great. If you didn't know, these costumes are how all these characters look in the comics. It looks ridiculous, but that's the point. It was a really fun nod to the Marvel Comics and these characters' origins. Even Billy and Tommy have the costumes that they have in the comics. I loved seeing them all appear on screen with their original appearances. If you know anything about the comics, you definitely enjoyed this episode, just for the costumes.
I do think that this episode is doing a good job of slowly fleshing out the story. I know I said this episode sets Wanda up as the big bad, but I still think there is another villain. And I think the true villain of this series wants something with Billy and Tommy. In the comics, they become part of the Young Avengers and take on the personas of superheroes Wiccan and Speed. My theory is this: I think the villain is either Agnes or Mephisto. Or both. And I think they want to take Billy and Tommy.
I love and hate the experience of watching the show. Like I stated at the beginning of the review, this is an excruciating but fun experience. The week to week is very annoying, but keeps me excited for every episode. This is easily one of the best Marvel projects, and I'm glad that this is how they started Phase 4. I will be there, very early next week to watch episode 7.
Fun Factor: 9/10
"All-New Halloween Spooktacular!"
Aired on February 12, 2021
Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
Paul Bettany as Vision
Kathryn Hahn as Agnes
Teyonah Paris as Monica Rambeau
Evan Peters as Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver
Randall Park as Jimmy Woo
Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
Josh Stamberg as Tyler Hayward
Julian Hilliard as Billy Maximoff/Wiccan
Jett Klyne as Tommy Maximoff/Speed