WandaVision Episode 9 Review
Here’s a rundown of my thoughts on the latest episode of Wandavision via this WandaVision episode 9 review. This episode marks the final episode for the series airing on Disney+. It stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Randall Park, Evan Peters and Kat Dennings.
This episode wants to wrap things up nice and tidy and in typical Marvel Studios fashion does so while opening the floodgates to so many things down the road especially Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness where star Elizabeth Olsen will be top-billing with Benedict Cumberbatch. As a fan, its pleasant and bittersweet to see this series end and on such a high note no less.
And I know that there will be fans who will be disappointed with the outcome to which I tell them, IT WAS YOUR FAULT. I guess to some extent it was mine too, because I wanted to listen to the reach of other people. But had I not, I’d still feel happy and content with Marvel Studios’ finished product.
WandaVision episode 9 had all the makings of a third act of a Marvel movie too including effects laden battles, some nice twists, a LOT of feels. Actually it had a lot more feels than expected.
Episode 9 continues to prove that Elizabeth Olsen deserves an award for her hard work in this series. The acting wasn’t over dramatic but its certainly moving. The last time I was teary-eyed from a Marvel movie was the first time I saw Avengers: Endgame and now this. And the lines for the last moments between Vision and Wanda are certainly heart-breaking, but not as soul-shattering as the grief line from WandaVision episode 8 but good enough.
Was the payoff good? For the most parts yes. We had closure too. Closure for Wanda and her grief and closure for her role as an Avenger too because she is moving into new territory for her.
Was there a good payoff for Vision? Yes on that end too. Most of us had different expectations but the end goal was still there and I think Marvel played their cards right. The same goes for Jimmy and Monica too.
Playing the future right
WandaVision has the unique job of leaving fans wanting more for upcoming movies and projects and connecting with new ones. They passed with flying colors though. Not only are fans now waiting to see Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, it also set the bar high for the next series lined up like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.
Thanks to the show’s mid and post-credit scenes we are also set up for projects on the small screen like Secret Invasion and whatever the hell they plan to do with Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel 2.
Also have to give credit to the production team for giving these characters such breath-taking costumes especially Wanda Maximoff’s new costume moving forward.
Satisfying or should be burned at the stake?
I really think WandaVision had a satisfying ending. The drama and action is good and we all want TV that rewards viewers who stuck with the show from episode 1.
Its also a scary thought that Marvel creates a dud show during the so-called Disney+ era. Like does that mean we have to trudge along every episode just to be able to get to the next project.