Of course, it should be noted that all of WandaVision‘s reviews haven’t been glowing. After the first two episodes, it has an 82% score among fans on the Rotten Tomatoes site. Meanwhile, some critics have taken the show to task for getting off to a slow start.
Roxana Hadadi of RogerEbert.com wrote in her review: “Once WandaVision starts recycling the same content in each episode, it becomes difficult to ignore that the show’s primary interest is playing with form rather than propelling its story forward.” And Jeremy Jahns of JeremyJahns.com lamented, “As the show goes on and starts coming into focus, maybe it’ll hit the vibe of that twisted Twilight Zone reality I think they might be going for here. But for my money, I think they should have hit that in the first couple episodes.”
Still, the buzz surrounding WandaVision remains strong, and it’s hard not to admire the MCU for taking such a big swing and releasing such an unusual series as the franchise’s first Disney+ show. Decider critic Joel Keller summed up WandaVision‘s appeal best, writing, “Nostalgic, fun, and intriguing all at once, it’s a successful mix of two genres that no one would have ever thought to put together.”
Overall, WandaVision‘s Rotten Tomatoes score sets a high bar for future Disney+ MCU shows to clear. But more importantly, the sitcom-superhero hybrid is proving that even the weirdest corners of the Marvel universe can keep viewers entertained and excited to see where the franchise goes next.