The critics have weighed Marvels WandaVision and the judgment is good. The new live action show from Marvel Studios was received with near universal praise following its debut on Disney + over the weekend. The first two episodes of the series are out now. If that’s any clue, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not going to be shy. At the time of this writing WandaVision is now the top rated movie or TV show in the entire MCU on Rotten Tomatoes.
WandaVision Currently, the site has an excellent approval rating of 97 percent for the aggregation of reviews. And it’s worth noting that the first episode has a perfect 100 percent approval rating. The audience is a bit lower, currently at 82. But this is undoubtedly a solid start for the series, which focuses on Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s vision. The show now ranks above all other MCU releases with director Ryan Coogler Black Panther came in second. The 2018 Oscar winner has a critical approval rating of 96 percent.
The top 5 are rounded off by SHIELD agents which, perhaps surprisingly, ranks Comics in third place with a 95 percent rating. And it’s worth noting that the show, which made its long stint on ABC last year, was able to carry that love through for seven seasons. Is to come in fourth place Avengers: Endgame with 94 percent and IronmanThe film that started it all also holds fifth place with 94 percent.
WandaVisionrepresents a new direction for the MCU in many ways. It’s not just the first Phase 4 project to find its way into the world, thanks largely to the delays caused by the chaos in 2020, it is is also the first series in a new era for Marvel TV. In Disney + there will be a growing list of live action shows closely related to the MCU. Other live action shows produced in the past decade have been tangentially tied to the movies at best. Disney + shows coming in the pipeline in the next few years The falcon and the winter soldier, Loki, Hawk Eye, Mrs. Marvel, She-hulk, Moon knight, heart of steel, Secret invasion and Arms wars. The animated What happened if? is on the road this year too.
Streaming provides the MCU with a chance to take creative chances. WandaVision largely takes the style of classic sitcoms like In love with a witch and The Dick Van Dyke Showwhich would have been difficult to fathom just a few years ago. But the Marvel brand is arguably the strongest in the entertainment industry, and that success, coupled with the advent of Disney +, has given Kevin Feige and Co. the opportunity to make some big swings. It’s early on, but the clue is these swings are paying off. WandaVision is now streamed on Disney +. This message comes over to us Rotten tomatoes.
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