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WandaVision Episode 5 Recap- SPOILERS

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THIS ARTICLE WILL CONTAIN HUGE SPOILERS FOR WANDAVISION EPISODE 5

DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN EPISODE 5 OF WANDAVISION

LAST CHANCE TO AVOID SPOILERS

So assuming you’ve made it this far you’ve now seen episode 5 of WandaVision and you’re either thinking “who on earth was that dude that appeared at the end?” or you’re trying to contain your excitement about multiverses and about the X-Men.

If you don’t recognize him, the actor who appeared at Wanda and Vision’s door at the end of the episode was Evan Peters. He’s appeared in quite a few things including Kick-Ass and American Animals but what he’s probably best known for is his role as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in the X-Men films. He first appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past, wowing audiences with the incredible scene in the Pentagon set to Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle. He later appeared as Quicksilver again in X-Men: Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix and now the fact that he’s turned up in WandaVision as Pietro opens up so many doors for where the MCU could go next.

The big questions are ‘Is this real?’ and ‘How is this happening?’. We know that upcoming Marvel films such as Spider-Man 3 and Doctor Strange: in the Multiverse of Madness will both bring ideas about the multiverse into the MCU so perhaps that’s one explanation and we might soon see the rest of the X-Men appear but perhaps it’s just Wanda subconsciously bringing her brother back to life just in a different body now?

This cameo opens up so many doors for the MCU and since Disney bought Fox back in 2019, who knows who else we might see pop up in future episodes of WandaVision! Might we see Michael Fassbender return as Magneto? Or Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier? What about Aaron Taylor-Johnson returning as Quicksilver from Age of Ultron? We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see what the rest of WandaVision has in store for us but this week’s new addition is certainly a very exciting one.

Evan Peters’ surprise cameo was definitely the highlight of the episode but there were still plenty of other exciting things going on in today’s episode. We had Woo and Darcy referring to Endgame and talking about Captain Marvel and Scarlett Witch being able to single- handedly take on Thanos. There was Wanda and Vision’s kids growing up instantly, we got to see that Lagos and the events of the Captain America: Civil War opening are still on Wanda’s mind in the form of the advert for Lagos Paper Towels. They even got a dog called Sparky- the very same name as given to a dog created by Vision in the Marvel comics.

One thing I particularly liked about this week was the way the episode jumped from within the ‘Westview anomaly’ and the sitcom style to outside and into the real world. It had a really good mix of tones and styles that worked very well and I think lots of fans will like as some weren’t too keen on the sitcom style of the first few episodes.

WandaVision episode 5 was absolutely jam packed full of amazing moments and references to both the comics and previous Marvel films and as to where the series is going, we’re still not entirely sure but it’s definitely proving to be an incredible piece of television that is revolutionising the MCU and making us desperate for the next week’s episode.

Let us know what you think of WandaVision so far in the comments below.

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Elemental | Check This Out – Clip

In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

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Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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June 16, 2023

Director:

Peter Sohn

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Leah Lewis, Ronnie Del Carmen, Mamoudou Athie

Plot Summary:

In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.

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Movies That Are Way Better Than People Realize

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Many times, films will get undeserved criticism that almost makes it seem that the critics are just trolling in hopes that the film bombs. Of course, that isn’t unusual and people should not be surprised when it happens. However, when that happens, films suffer from it at the time of their release.

Those films may not have gotten such a warm reception because of the time they came out, the audience that they were trying to cater to or any number of factors. Here is a list of films that are way better than people realize.

The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King 2019 [credit: Disney]

This 2019 Disney remake was released to a divided critical reception but, nevertheless, made over $1 billion at the box office. Critics described the film as soulless and lacking emotions in the characters with the advanced CGI, which was said to dip down to the uncanny valley.

I saw this film on Disney+ and I have to say that this was incredibly amazing. I was astounded by the visual effects and how they made each character look like something out of a nature documentary. My friends from college even thought that the animals were real. Jon Favreau’s direction is something to be praised. 

Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo 2019 [credit: Disney]

I talked about this before and why the critics also got this Disney remake wrong. It stars Colin Farrell as wounded war veteran Holt Farrier who happens upon a big-eared baby elephant with the ability to fly.

Many critics praised Tim Burton’s direction but claimed that it lacked emotional depth which is the craziest thing that I ever heard of because this movie was the definition of raw emotion that was so poignant in its execution that it rivals that of the 1941 animated version. This was definitely another case of butt-hurt critics that were upset that a classic Disney IP was being remade as a cash-grab.

I don’t care if it was a cash-grab. I still loved this movie and thought it was as good as the 1941 film it’s based upon.

The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild 2020 [credit: 20th Century Studios]

Audiences were greeted with this CG dog-filled 2020 film about a large Saint Bernard named Buck, who is stolen and sold for money and becomes a sled dog with Harrison Ford supporting him when he can in a lovable man’s best friend film.

The film was criticized for its CGI claiming that, like The Lion King, the animals dipped down into the uncanny valley. Again, this is just borderline nitpicking. The CGI never feels like it’s overcrowding the canvas of the film and, instead, it enhances the narrative with an incredible look at the technology standard and buoyed by an emotional narrative.

Balto

Balto [credit: Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment

Here’s another dog story that 90s kids are a little more familiar with. This animated dog story tells the tale of an outcast wolf-dog hybrid named Balto who attempts to bring back medicine across the freezing cold of Alaska to the ailing citizens.

Critics described the film as having bland characterization, which is something incredibly strange to note after watching the film. It has all of the tropes of a classic Disney animated film without having the title of Disney. Its score by James Horner is inescapably magnetic with an incredible voice cast from Kevin Bacon and Bridget Fonda.

A Troll In Central Park

A Troll in Central Park [credit: Warner Bros.]

Again, if you grew up or were born in the 90s, you probably also remember this movie and watching it on VHS. This is the story of a troll named Stanley who is banished to Central Park for being too nice. He encounters two children as they help him take down the evil Troll Queen Gnorga.

The film was maligned for being childish and immature. However, I remember watching the film and smiling from ear-to-ear with pure joy flooding my countenance and being filled with the splendor of happiness. Long story short, this film is colorful and worth a look. 

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The Little Mermaid | Official Trailer

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch, to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

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Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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May 26, 2023

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Rob Marshall

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Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy

Plot Summary:

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch, to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

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