WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 9

“The Series Finale” WandaVision completes its first and possibly only season with a climactic battle and a number of emotional resolutions that set up future events. Finales are always a tricky task as they come with a lot of expectations from the audience. WandaVision has excelled in a deliberate approach to fascinating character driven storytelling…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 8

“Previously On” WandaVision digs into Wanda’s history and fills in the blanks that led to the current situation while answering more lingering questions. Mystery storytelling inevitably has to get to the point where answers are delivered and whether those answers are satisfying will be partially down to the personal taste of the viewer with the…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 7

“Breaking the Fourth Wall” WandaVision starts to deliver more answer as Wanda starts to lose her grip on what she considers reality. I should start by saying that I had a less than positive reaction to the sitcom style of this particular episode though that is down to personal preference as it is lampooning the…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 6

“All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” WandaVision continues to move forward through the decades of sitcoms as Vision actively investigates his artificial surroundings. Many viewers will be especially eager to be provided with a definitive answer to their questions surrounding the cliffhanger ending of the previous episode. Is Pietro from another universe or is something else going on?…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 5

“On a Very Special Episode…” WandaVision heads into the second half of the season with a massive change in tone and further revelations to be pondered. The way this show has been developing is endlessly interesting to me. What it offers is an engaging mystery that is intensely focused on the involved characters with each…

WandaVision – Season 1 Episode 4

“We Interrupt this Program” Wandavision starts to answer some of the questions established so far with a detour to the world outside the artificial sitcom reality. Mysteries are always a tricky proposition in entertainment because they inevitably have to be solved and delivering a satisfying resolution in a way that feels organic is really difficult….

Aquaman

James Wan’s Aquaman follows on from Jason Momoa’s full introduction of the character in 2017’s Justice League to flesh him out with his own adventure. Nobody knows if there’s such a thing as a DC Extended Universe any more but that isn’t stopping Warner Brothers making films featuring those characters. Aquaman was already well into production by the…

Kneel Before Pod – In Search of Orange Slices

Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp has finally made its way to UK cinemas so Kneel Before Pod is bringing the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe coverage in the form of an in depth discussion. Craig and Andrew get together to discuss size changing car chases, de ageing CGI tech and the culinary potential of the Quantum…

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Paul Rudd’s size changing superhero returns in an adventure that needs a partner in Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first Ant-Man was a lot of fun and managed to subvert the common superhero blockbuster tropes to a certain degree in a really entertaining way. A big part of its success was the tongue…