Well, finally saw it!
When it went FULL Raimi, ie Scary Wanda and the final act in general, I couldn’t help but enjoy it. But in general…this was a little rough ladies. In wanting to continue Wanda’s story, they essentially flattened it entirely and removed all nuance, making even the problematic descent/s she experienced in the comics seem more nuanced. Liz did well in the role and it was FUN but a shame there wasn’t more space and time to really dive into Wanda’s heel turn. I guess it was sign posted but eh.
America, despite being the driver of the plot in some ways, didn’t get nearly enough time to shine as a character.
Illuminati was neat. And neither a glorified cameo nor overexposed. Give me the Fantastic Four film with them as multiverse adventurers asap please!
Raimi/his DOP is very hit and miss, with this notably being less pretty than some other recent MCU entries. That first Shuma Gorath monster fight was UGLY. And the reliance on very light-weight, cartoonish CGI didn’t work for me in the first half at all. As with most Raimi stuff, once it went horror, I began to buy it.
Cute, some nice ideas and fun moments.