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Is The Latest Episode of ‘What If…’? Hinting Towards Scarlet Witch’s Future?

If you haven’t seen the animated Marvel series What If…? you’re missing quite an entertaining series. The show features some of our favorite Marvel characters primarily voiced by the actual actors who play them in the movies in wildly different scenarios that have become more and more fascinating as the weeks go by.

What If... hits new heights with Doctor Strange episode

This week’s episode, What If…Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands? went in a completely unexpected dark direction. No, this episode wasn’t about highlighting an evil Doctor Strange. This episode highlighted the power of grief and what it could do to someone with the powers of someone like Doctor Strange. And of course, because this series is canon, I immediately began to think of Wanda Maximoff a.k.a the Scarlet Witch.

WandaVision was a nine-episode study of grief and the pain it caused a simple town and its inhabitants as Wanda Maximoff accidentally took them by hostage through her own power. This power is called Chaos Magic and it is the most powerful and volatile source of magic in the universe.

Through Chaos Magic Scarlet Witch was able to bring Vision back to life and create two children while also changing the reality of a little town, turning it into her own eutopia inspired daily by different sitcoms. Of course, she ultimately is reminded that she’s an Avenger and undoes the wrong that she has caused but that doesn’t mean she’s not capable of turning back into the woman who will get what she wants, no matter the cost. Remember the haunting words Agatha says to Wanda in the season finale, “It is your destiny to destroy the world.”

Hmm…now that sounds grimly familiar.

Just think about The Watcher’s final words in the latest episode episode: “One life, one choice, one moment, can destroy the entire universe.”

SPOILERS AHEAD for WHAT IF…?

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Did The Latest Episode of ‘What If…?’ Just Make Me Cry?

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Didn’t see that coming.

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.

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Throwback Thursday: Finishing ‘Sherlock’: A ThrillIng Ride from Beginning to End

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is my favorite actor now and it’s because of this show.

My first introduction to Cumberbatch was via Star Trek: Into Darkness where he played the villain, Khan. I remember seeing him for the first time in the trailer and thinking, “Wow, he looks cool.” My father took my sister and me to see it and while I pretty much don’t remember anything about the movie or Cumberbatch in the film his impact in the trailer, alone, struck me.

The second movie I saw that featured Cumberbatch was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug where he voiced Smaug who, by the way, I feel is the greatest onscreen dragon of all time.

His voice rumbled through my very soul as I watched the film for the first time at an IMAX midnight showing with my family. He was, in short, amazing! He brought such a grandiosity, a sense of menace and real threat to Bilbo and the dwarves that he was one of the reasons why I still happen to enjoy The Desolation of Smaug whenever I get far enough to see the dragon.

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Watching ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ For the First Time In Seven Years

As you all know, I am a Star Wars fan, but that doesn’t mean I don’t watch an occasional episode of my favorite Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation or a Star Trek movie every now and then. So yesterday, because I was bored and in need of a halfway decent movie to watch, my sister and I revisited a film we hadn’t seen since we watched it in in IMAX seven years ago, Star Trek: Into Darkness.

When I watched it all those years ago I was mostly underwhelmed. I remembered basically nothing about the movie and that was great because yesterday I enjoyed the absolute heck out of this film.

J.J Abrams may make a bad movie every now and then but when he gets it right he can create a film that is truly spectacular as he balances both humor and emotion to create quite an action-packed spectacle.

My sister and I were taken on quite the riveting ride as the film weaves its story with plot twist after plot twist until the end.

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Finishing ‘Sherlock’: A ThrillIng Ride from Beginning to End

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is now my favorite actor and it’s because of this show.

My first introduction to Cumberbatch was via Star Trek: Into Darkness where he played the villain, Khan. I remember seeing him for the first time in the trailer and thinking, “Wow, he looks cool.” My father took my sister and me to see it and while I pretty much don’t remember anything about the movie or Cumberbatch in the film his impact in the trailer, alone, struck me.

The second movie I saw that featured Cumberbatch was The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug where he voiced Smaug who, by the way, I feel is the greatest onscreen dragon of all time.

His voice rumbled through my very soul as I watched the film for the first time at an IMAX midnight showing with my family. He was, in short, amazing! He brought such a grandiosity, a sense of menace and real threat to Bilbo and the dwarves that he was one of the reasons why I still happen to enjoy The Desolation of Smaug whenever I get far enough to see the dragon.

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Finishing ‘Sherlock’: Season One

Oh my goodness, I’m three and a half episodes in and I already love this show. Sherlock Holmes, played by the charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch, is on the level of Jack Sparrow-greatness with his quirky attitude and his odd ways that continuously make me laugh. Martin Freeman’s Dr. John Watson is a different version of Jude Law’s interpretation in the Sherlock Holmes movies. He’s more of an everyman sort of individual with no sense of flamboyance or pompousness (Sherlock has enough snobbiness for the both of them.)

Each episode, spanning about an hour and a half, feels like a small movie. The plots are filled with twists and turns that lead Sherlock on fascinating mysteries after mysteries and thankfully, I still have three seasons to enjoy!

I’ve just started Season 2 and I’m already loving it! How will this story end and how will the relationship between Sherlock and Watson evolve? I can’t wait to get back to the second season’s erotic first episode. Is Sherlock, for the first time, in love? Oh my goodness, it’s fascinating!

Ranking the first season I’m definitely going to give it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was brilliantly written, the episodes were really fun and kept me on my toes, and the season’s finale was even more fun to watch.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.