By: Lonely MCU Fan ‘23

Photo illustration for “WandaVision Review, Emphasis on the Vision”

For those MCU fans out there – this one’s dedicated to you. Disney+ is a treasure trove these days. For the Star Wars fans, the recent revolution of the Mandalorian launched the franchise to a whole nother level, incorporating a younger, maybe more Gen-Z fan base into their already illustrious and somewhat gate-keeping fandom. It is no surprise to anyone well versed in the idea of capitalism that the Marvel Universe would be looking to create more spin-offs of their already hugely successful content. The first one of these spin-offs, which finished wrapping up after COVID struck, has taken the MCU and their fans by storm. This gal included. 

New episodes are released every Friday at 3AM (12AM Pacific), and I now feel as if I live Friday to Friday. I arise at 2:58 from my sleep paralysis and grasp for my phone, which is somewhere on my desk that doubles as my bedside table (i hate dorm lyfe). My roommate groans because I refuse to cram the wonderful sound through tinny headphones – art such as this must be listened to properly. The plot – wonderful. The costumes – impeccable. The crossovers – marvelous. But, my dear friends, while WandaVision is working wonders on my mental health, that’s not the main focus of this article or what’s really improved my mental state. 

Ladies and germs, Paul Bettany, a.k.a. Vision, is a zaddy I never knew I needed. He is simply a treat for the eyes. His work as Vision up until this point, for those familiar with the MCU, has been robotic and rightly so. Though he’s always been sporting that eight-pack, his actions felt stunted and unreal. I wasn’t attracted to him in the main MCU movies – maybe because he constantly emphasized how he is not a human but is, in fact, a robotic synthezoid. But, in Wanda’s world, he has come to life in the best ways possible. As a treat for you, dear reader, I am including pictures of Mr. Vision throughout the different episodes of the show, captioned with my inner thoughts. You’re welcome.   

50s’ Vision: picturesque. He looks so concerned, as if he would caress my face after I’ve cried because my Jell-O mold didn’t impress the other stay at home mothers at the social function. The candles add to his aura.  

In his sixties attire, a goofier side! We love a class clown, and Vision is giving us all this content. Also, it’s an undisputed fact that every single person looks good in a tuxedo. The top hat is a bit confusing, but not in a bad way.  

Ok, this might be the point where you question my antics, based on the fact that Vision is in his true form right now, but hear me out. The apron, the green of his shirt, the Peter Pan collar – it is all just vibes. I will admit, the green mixed with the red of his skin feels a bit Christmasy, but this is all counteracted by his wearing an apron. This tells us Vision’s masculinity is not fragile – my dad would never wear an apron – but it doesn’t matter to Vision; he is comfortable doing anything for Wanda and their family.  

FINALLY. The pièce de résistance. This is the actual moment I felt my heart leave my chest. This whole episode is just so wonderful – he’s caring, he’s working, he’s a great father, but he’s also a little suspicious. He’s just serving anything and everything I could ever want in a man – also you really get a sense for how tall he is, because the pants they put him in for this episode really make him look like he’s walking on stilts in certain shots. That’s a turn on. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short journey through Vision’s looks and vibes – and hats off to Paul Bettany for all this content. If any of this piques your interest, I highly encourage you to watch this show; there’s so much I didn’t address here. You can thank me later. 

All this being said, I do not want to diminish the work Ms. Elizabeth Olsen (younger sister of the infamous Olsen twins) is doing for Wanda Maximoff’s character and want it to be clear that Wanda is no less attractive than Vision – it’s just different for some reason. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please reach out.  

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