The moving mystery of WandaVision By Vincent Niewald

While I have been awaiting many new releases this year, none have left me as excited as Marvel’s ‘WandaVision’, which was set up to be an incredible mystery thriller. ‘WandaVision’ has been widely anticipated since its announcement in April, 2019. After its premiere on January 15, 2021, it was available to watch solely on Disney+. Upon release, an episode was released every Friday for about three months, until March 5. Truly, ‘WandaVision’ is a masterpiece that could possibly revolutionize the way TV is produced. 

WandaVision focuses on two characters initially introduced in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Wanda Maximoff, and Vision. For some background information, WandaVision is set after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, Wanda and Vision are in a relationship, but Vision and Wanda both end up tragically dying. Wanda returns to life in Endgame, but Vision doesn’t. WandaVision is set just after these events, and heavily focused on their relationship, and the mystery of the sitcom-esque world that Wanda and Vision have seemingly fallen into. However, it’s very clear that something is amiss. The trailers portrayed a 1950’s style black and white sitcom. Even stranger, it seems as though Vision has somehow returned to life, only to play the part of doting breadwinner. 

‘WandaVision’ is incredible in its attention to detail. The show is incredibly layered, relating back to other movies from the ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’, and constantly keeping the viewer guessing at what’s to come. The show does exactly what it meant to, pulling viewers in and keeping them hooked until the very end. The twists and turns of the show leave viewers on the edge of their seats, theorizing with every new piece of the puzzle. Every episode ends with both answers and more questions. Not only that, but the show lays the groundwork for new additions to the MCU. Theorizing runs rampant and viewers are left trying to discover every hidden meaning, fueled by the ever growing mystery, and every new piece changing the game. 

‘WandaVision’ is truly an amazing show, and while I would love to recommend that everyone watch ‘WandaVision’, I cannot do that. To truly appreciate, or ever understand, the show, a viewer must have the prior knowledge of multiple other movies within the MCU. While it is possible for someone without any background knowledge to enjoy the show, that viewer wouldn’t be able to hold the same level of respect for everything that is done in ‘WandaVision’. The show is very well written, and the acting and special effects are immaculate. However, there is a significant amount of background necessary to understand everything that happens in the show. Given each of these factors, I will be rating WandaVision 4 out of 5 stars.