WandaVision finale aka episode 9 released on Disney+ today and it will definitely leave all the Marvel fans astonished. The Marvel series stars Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Teyonah Parris, Kathryn Hahn, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Evan Peters and Josh Stamberg. If you are yet to watch it, we warn you that this review contains a few spoilers.
The eighth episode of WandaVision ends with Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) telling Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) that she is the Scarlet Witch. This is the first time they have used the term Scarlet Witch in the MCU for Wanda. We also saw the real Vision (Paul Bettany) entering hex as White Vision with no idea of his real identity. So brace yourself for a power-packed episode!
The WandaVision finale, directed Matt Shakman and written by Jac Schaeffer, provided many answers, but left us with more questions, albeit in a good way. Continuing the style of a TV show, they titled the last episode as ‘The Series Finale’ and oh my, that was some mystical finale.
The final episode showed us how powerful Wanda is. I mean, this statement had become a fact a long time ago. But this woman surprises us all the time by punching in her powers like never before. All the trauma made her even more powerful and kind of evil for trapping those hundreds of people inside Westview. But the finale showed us that she still is a good person.
Wanda would go to any extent to protect her family. She made a whole new reality for herself without even realising how powerful she is. But the episode gave us a clear transition from Wanda Maximoff to Scarlet Witch and it was jaw-dropping. Despite all the games Agatha pulled off to get Wanda in her control, SW overpowered her by taking inspiration from Hahn’s character’s tricks.
White Vision and Wanda’s Vision from Westview have a showdown too. The way they attack each other and the destruction they cause on the ground when they fall made me say ‘How f*cking powerful are they?’ Paul Bettany teased us all that he is getting to work with an actor he always wanted to. After revealing that he was talking about himself as White Vision, we must say that their fight sequences are breathtaking. I found myself rooting for both the Visions because the White one isn’t evil. He doesn’t need to get killed (again). What happens with either of the Visions then? Well, you have to watch their fate in the episode itself.
WandaVision finale also reveals the truth of the fake Pietro or Fietro played by Evan Peters. I won’t lie I expected a lot for his presence in the MCU. But, nevermind. This is about Wanda and Vision and the makers gave us a sensational show featuring their storyline.
Coming to performances, I’ll say what most fans have been saying on Twitter – Give Elizabeth Olsen an Emmy already! The actor can emote every emotion – anger, pain, misery, grievance, confusion, rage, concern and love in a comprehensive way. At one moment, she fears for her family and herself and in the next few seconds, the woman turns feisty. I loved her as Scarlet Witch! Paul Bettany is utilised the best as an actor by the MCU. I can say that his performance is indeed a vision to behold. Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness is pure evil but you still love her like you love Loki.
Overall, WandaVision finale ended the story of the fake reality Wanda created in a righteous way. It gave closure to some burning questions we had since the series started. Matt Shakman has been precise about how much he wants to give away. No wonder, he is appreciating all the fan theories because the finale is not minorly close to the popular ones that I have read.
MCU has treated us with a mid-credit scene and an end credit scene which will leave you curious to know what’s next. However, we are not left with many questions.
Some of the WandaVision questions Marvel needs to answer (SPOILER ALERT):
- What was Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) doing while all these horrific events were taking place in Westview?
- What happened to White Vision?
- In which neighbourhood did Wanda send Agnes to?
- In the end credits scene, was Wanda is an Astral position? If yes, how did she learn to do that?
- What’s next for Agent Woo and Darcy?
WandaVision is streaming on Disney+.
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