A new cinematic masterpiece has popped out by the name of WandaVision. Found exclusively on Disney+, the show follows Wanda and Vision set in a 1950s sitcom-esque set. It all starts to unravel as the duo notice something is off in their seemingly perfect new life. The pair has no memory of where they were prior to their new neighbourhood apart from that the two are clearly together. Without giving any spoilers, the first few episodes available are an impressive replication of sitcoms of its period with a modern twist. Jac Schaeffer’s WandaVision is also leading the way for the future of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and the future of how we consume film and TV shows. With the giant impact of the global pandemic, they have gone above and beyond to create a fantastic, cinematic series which gives the comfort of Marvel films and feeds the ever growing beast of that is the world-wide hunger for Marvel content – without going stale… yet. (We haven’t seen the full series, and will later review it as a whole.) I believe in a pre-pandemic world, this may have been received differently, but today in 2021 it is, whether on accident or on purpose, an admirable introduction to keep the MCU alive from the comfort of home.
Back to the show, you won’t be seeing any military bases, high tech, or even fancy superhero costumes. However, the series does scream out Truman Show, the 1998 film that follows a normal man and his daily life but everyone around him including his friends, family, co-workers are all paid actors. His life is a TV show and everyone is in on it, except him. Similarly, we follow Wanda and Vision battle it out with nosy neighbours and the challenge of fitting in while keeping their powers a secret. There is no explanation why they are here in this new suburban life, but we are excited for new episodes every Friday to find out.
One thing is for sure, Disney+ is giving Netflix a bloody good run for its money.