Just finished watching Legion starring Paul Bettany. Not bad….but with some questionable parts. Mostly with Charlie and her bodily autonomy, wanting her to have the baby even though she didn’t want to, and even talking down to her a bit over wanting to give it up for adoption.
Things I liked the wings were cool, but I am a sucker for wings. Also that Jeep’s love for Charlie and his caring for her was not reliant on her returning the sentiment. He makes an offer to have the pair be together, but he never seems to want other than for her to be safe and happy.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
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You have been adopted by Wanda Maximoff and Vision!
I wanna talk about Wanda Maximoff x Long Sleeves for a minute. This whole thing breaks my heart because it’s really sad because the MCU doesn’t do anything on accident it’s all thought out even wardrobe so it just makes it even sadder for me.
We shall start with my first point,
Wanda Maximoff didn’t always wear long sleeves!
Even in Sokovia, she has a shawl, not a long sleeved jacket or anything.
Even her first Scarlet Witch outfit was no longer than three quarter length sleeves.
Then she looses her brother, and we all know how that goes 🥺
So she goes back with The Avengers and everyone is pretty much in agreement that she loses it for several weeks if not months over the loss of her brother, locked in her room crying and blaming herself for it. Of course we never see any of that, she has pulled herself together for the next movie.
We open on Lagos, where the team is very suddenly thrust into a situation that is more involved than anticipated and Wanda wasn’t ready. They trained for it, as Steve mentioned, but she puts off vibes that she wasn’t expecting to do this today and is caught off guard. She pulls it together and manages to do what she needs to, until… oops.
That wasn’t her fault, but oops all the same.
So back at the compound we get our first round of Long Sleeve Wanda, tormenting herself for the mistake.
Steve manages to cheer her up a bit just in time to go get yelled at, and then she gets put on secret house arrest by Tony, and Vision keeps her company. She is upset at first when she finds out but I feel like she calmed down by the time we see Clint come to break her out.
Speaking of that, we are graced with this little display where we get our first glance at what I already suspected when I saw the shirt with the thumb slot in the earlier scene, and my second point.
Wanda Maximoff has severe anxiety.
And of course she does!
As someone who has CRIPPLING ANXIETY, when I am fending off an attack there is nothing quite like disappearing into my hoodie/jacket/cardigan. I actually started wearing cardigans because of her, and that is my clothing item of choice now. I always try to pick an outfit that a long cardigan could go with, there’s so much fabric you can pull around yourself.
Kudos to Lizzie for bringing it to the big screen, I could feel the anxiety coming off the screen. My heart goes out to Wanda ❤
I feel like it may have slipped by people and been disregarded because she seems to bounce back from these anxious moments so quickly, for example promptly after this we are shown a scene where she tells Cap that she felt like it was time to get off her ass, directly quoting what Clint said to her in this scene. It’s not how she really feels but it’s something that he would like to hear. I do this all day working retail, if you seem like you are okay no one will ask you about it, and you can move on. But if people start to ask about it then you break down and that’s not a good look for an Avenger (hence Tony in Iron Man 2)
This brings me to my third and final point.
Vision doesn’t make it better, and he doesn’t have to!
Her relationship with Vision doesn’t magically make her anxiety go away, AND IT SHOULDN’T!!!
Even in Edinburgh she’s got shirts that cover her hands and shoves her hands in her pockets from nerves, and that’s OKAY!!!
It isn’t his job to make her anxiety go away, its to help her to understand how beautiful she is even with her flaws!!!
He is OBSESSED with her hands and I LOVE THAT!!! Her powers come from her hands and she has insecurities about that but he focuses positive actions on them!!!
They give each other a safe space to GROW and LEARN what it means to be different and SUPPORT EACH OTHER!!!
Scarlet Vision is an example of a healthy supportive relationship ❤🥺👍
Also they are pure fluff and sweetness but still ❤
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
This post is in loving memory of Paul Bettany.
He ain’t dead I just love remembering him.
One of my Marvel OTP!💕