☕️ Magic in the MCU. Just... totally mishandled.
I mean, I’ve talked before about how I’m immensely annoyed by the whole thing where ~Doctor Strange introduces magic to the MCU!!~ when like…okay so what is Loki doing? what is Wanda doing? are you really going with “telekensis and neurochemical manipulation” instead of just…calling it magic? pretending that Loki can move his hands and create illusions and that is…advanced science?
seriously, guys, what the fuck.
also just like…I mean, it’s a perenial problem with magic in visual media where people just aren’t creative about its uses. again, I see this with Loki - the only thing we’ve seen him do is use illusions a few times, and that just…is really lame, to me. if you’re going to have a character who is, canonically, a magic user…let him use magic.
and honestly I’m kind of upset that Wanda’s hex powers didn’t make it into the movie, because Wanda’s hex powers/ability to alter probability is super cool, and they just…cut that out.
look, I get it, magic can be hard. but at least put a little effort in, and throw out this “everything is science!!” bullshit, because no one is buying it.