What If…? continues to surprise me on a weekly basis and this latest episode really took me for a spin.
It focuses on Killmonger and honestly, I thought this series would turn him into a hero. It didn’t. In fact, it solidified Killmonger’s stance as a villain…and I LOVED IT!
This episode surprised me at every turn and wow, was it entertaining. When it concluded I was like, “Wait, what?!”
As I always say, if you haven’t watched this series because you think it isn’t necessary or worth the time trust me, it’s just as good as everything Marvel Studios has been giving us over the years. In fact, it’s actually kind of brilliant.
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Marvel Studios just won’t stop giving us fantastic content and the latest episode of What If…? was both terrifying and hilarious at the same time. Last week’s episode is still my personal favorite but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the episode.
I loved that it kept subverting my expectations all the way to the very end while managing to inject enough humor into the story to keep it from being too traumatizing.
Honestly, I’m so glad we’re getting a second season because this show has been fantastic week after week.
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I knew this week’s episode of What If…? was going to feature Doctor Strange Supreme a.k.a Evil Doctor Strange but what I did not realize was that Marvel Studios was about to reach into my chest, take my heart, and rip it to pieces with a 30-minute story that honestly felt like a miniature movie.
The past three episodes have been fun to watch but they did feel a bit rushed, specifically last week’s episode which reached a conclusion that felt like a sudden stop after a compelling previous twenty-five minutes. This episode does not suffer from that. No. It has a tragic beginning, an intriguing middle, and a what-the-heck! ending.
Marvel Studios just can’t seem to lose. Even with their first animated series, they still manage to elate and surprise at every turn and the same can be said about the second episode (actually the best episode so far) of What If…?
This episode features T’Challa as Star-Lord and honestly, I was not ready for all of the surprises in this episode. I found myself smiling and giggling throughout the episode’s run and when it concluded I felt a strange sense of sadness because the episode was, in fact, over even though I wanted so much more!
As a Marvel fan, this series is giving me everything I want and a little bit more. The stories are fun, the changes are thrilling, and the possibilities, thanks to Loki, are endless.
Of course, I must confront the unfortunate truth that this is Chadwick Boseman’s last performance as T’Challa. Thankfully he will lend a voice to this character for three more episodes so that’s a welcome surprise but it’s still a bit sad hearing him and seeing how awesome the character is knowing that he has, in fact, passed away. Rest in power king.
I don’t want to end this post on a somber note so I’ll leave it at this. If you think this series has the chance to be boring trust me. It isn’t. In fact, it’s really fun and worth the watch, especially if you’re missing some good Marvel entertainment.
The next two episodes are going to have me doing cartwheels. Next week’s episode will feature Loki up to whatever new shenanigans he will find for himself and the week after that we’ll be getting Doctor Strange’s episode. Honestly, I could pop just knowing that information.
All in all, another great episode from a fantastic new animated series.
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I’ve got to admit, that finale was pretty good. Yes, it was slow with a lot of dialogue but for the first time in weeks I felt invested in the storyline, in the moments shared between the characters, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I got a tiny bit emotional at the end.
This episode invoked that old-timey Star Wars feeling in me that I haven’t felt in a long time; that essence of familial drama in the midst of a terribly tense situation while the music adds another layer of weight to the subject material. I loved that the series concluded the way that it did with no major cameos in sight and an enticing cliffhanger that has me actually kind of excited to see the second season next year.
Did that finale suddenly change my conflicted opinion on the overall series? No, it did not. But it was better than I expected it to be and that’s a relief.