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Up this week is WandaVision and PIXAR PopCorn!
This week’s episode of WandaVision is in full color because it’s the 70s! Wanda’s super fast (get it? Super) pregnancy causes some problems for the couple, like power outages or spontaneous levitation whenever Wanda experiences a contraction or indoor rain when her water breaks. That’s not even to mention what happens when she experiences labor. As someone who tries not to think about pregnancy at all (don’t give me that look, I’m single). I found that element of the episode a little odd and uncomfortable, but I imagine that won’t be the case for the majority of the audience.
One of my favorite elements of the show is the period appropriate “commercials” that are actually references to over elements of the MCU, this week was a not-so-subtle reference to the most evil of organizations, Hydra! Speaking of meta moments, Wanda and Vision come really close to figuring out that they’re in a TV show when they observe that the town constantly seems to be on the verge of figuring out their secret super powers.
THIS IS YOUR SPOILER ALERT. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED EPISODE THREE OF WANDAVISION, TURN BACK
Things start to get weird near the end of the episode with the town doctor mentioning that small towns are difficult to escape, seemingly referencing the fact that they’re trapped. Then Geraldine mentions Ultron and things start to get weird. The camera pans in on this weird cross-necklace thing she has on. Suddenly one of their neighbors has one on too! Suddenly everyone’s at a loss for words and then it appears that Wanda is hiding something from Vision. Suddenly we see Geraldine emerges from some sort of wormhole! At this point I literally got up out of chair and stood mere inches away from my TV. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and had to rewatch that scene multiple times. I still have no idea what was happening.
All I know is that things are heating up.
Rating: 10/10. Must Watch.
PIXAR PopCorn is… interesting. I don’t really know what to make of it due to each short’s length. They all feel like cut moments from various PIXAR movies. That’s not to say they aren’t enjoyable and funny, because they are, especially the one where Buzz leads an aerobics class, but they seem more suited to being part of an PIXAR Instagram story rather than a dedicated Disney+ show.
Rating: 7.5/10. Give it a Shot.