Oscar’s review published on Letterboxd:
After 8 weeks all of WandaVision has now released and I can actually judge it as a whole. I have to say I really liked it. That was likely considering I’m a big MCU fan, but I did have hesitations going in. As well as that, I do still have some issues with it, but not many.
I really liked the slow burn mystery approach, with little hints here and there. I don’t think they needed to have 2 big exposition episodes, I think they could of just had smaller bits of exposition in more episodes, but I understand they had lots of ground to cover, and rather impatient fans sometimes.
I’m not a fan of sitcoms at all (except the Office) so I wasn’t overly looking forward to that aspect but I did enjoy it. Each era seemed flawlessly recreated which is thanks to great set designs but also because of the actors. Everyone in this show is awesome, in particular Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. Bettany’s Vision does get pushed to the side a little bit later on, but I’m fine with that because the focus on Wanda becoming the Scarlet Witch was interesting and incredibly acted.
I think my main issues are mostly from the finale. Now I know a lot of people are annoyed about fan theories not coming true, and I myself did hope for a Mephisto storyline, similar to the comics. However, I don’t hold that against the show, although they did kind of make multiple devil references.
My big disappointment was Evan Peters. Don’t get me wrong he was great, and when he showed up my mind was blown. He was playing the same character he did in the X-Men films, and WandaVision had been said to be part of a multiverse series of projects. So I think it’s completely fair that I hoped it was a crossover. Although in the back of my mind I was cautious, and I was right to be, because in the end, he was just a random dude who’s last name was “boner”....hilarious
Whilst I enjoyed the final fights, they were pretty generic, especially compared to the rest of the show which was so unique and fresh.
I really liked the things they set up for future shows and movies, and I’m really interested to see where Wanda’s goes from here. I enjoyed the introduction of Tommy and Billy, and was glad that the credit scene hinted at their return, as I’d love to see them become Wiccan and Speed.
At it’s core though, this was a show essentially about the origin of how Wanda became the Scarlet Witch. A showcase of her character and it really nailed that. I just think there were a few little bumps along the way.
I do think though that it may be better to release these shows as a whole rather than week by week, as unfortunately there will be many fans who are annoyed their fan theories didn’t come true, and who will hold the show accountable for that.