Marvels animatiereeks What If…?, waarin alternatieve versies van MCU-personages worden opgevoerd, is vanaf 11 augustus te zien op Disney+ en ondertussen staan de eerste reacties van de pers op de eerste drie afleveringen online.
Marvel's #WhatIf offers compelling twists on the #MCU along with stylish animation and outstanding action. However, the abridged storytelling creates a disjointed feeling, and lacks the Marvel magic and heart of the movies. Plus, many MCU stars are not great voice actors.
— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) August 1, 2021
Maybe it’ll get better as it goes along, but I was not particularly inspired by the episodes of Marvel’s WHAT IF…? sent to critics. Leans too heavily on the “Isn’t this crazy?” factor, never telling particularly compelling stories. Voice acting feels literally phoned in.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) August 1, 2021
I’ve watched the first three episodes of Marvel’s #WhatIf and I’m hooked. Each episode is better than the last w/ the third being my favorite. Love how they take a story we know by heart & twist it in all kinds of ways. It’s like the MCU’s Twilight Zone – weird, wild, good fun pic.twitter.com/PQ9deD1Yyl
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 1, 2021
After 3 episodes, Marvel’s What If…? has potential to be their best D+ show yet. Yes, it’s funny and exciting but the way each twist snowballs in hugely surprising ways kept me guessing and engaged too. Ep 2 in particular (with T’Challa) is one of my fave Marvel things in years. pic.twitter.com/KC66EnIQty
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) August 1, 2021
Expect the unexpected has never been more true in Marvel’s #WhatIf! It’s a crazy, trippy ride and while it’s not my favorite series, it’s good to hear some familiar voices of characters I love! I respect the twists and turns in the multiverse, even if I don’t like some of them. pic.twitter.com/BX2zgpDpCG
— Tania Lamb (@LolaLambchops) August 1, 2021
I've seen the first three episodes of #WhatIf and cannot say enough good things about this show. @MarvelStudios definitely hasn't disappointed with its first foray into animation (it looks amazing), and the premise works brilliantly…you WILL love #CaptainCarter. @whatifofficial pic.twitter.com/TNI39bZicx
— Josh Wilding – ComicBookMovie.com (@Josh_Wilding) August 1, 2021
Got to watch the first 3 episodes of #WhatIf and it is incredible!
Each story for each episode is fantastic and bolstered by a strong voice cast and splendid animation.
I couldn’t be more happy with how this series has turned out, one of the best animated TV shows this year. pic.twitter.com/mIbdoK78lD
— Jacob (@JacobDFilm) August 1, 2021
Early review for Marvel’s #WhatIf —
It’s fun! #WhatIf does a great job of giving us alternate reality stories while offering nods and winks to the original tales. The first three episodes work were really fun. Each had a different genre, too. pic.twitter.com/LwUWwo9cr8
— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) August 1, 2021
Marvel throws us head first into the MULTIVERSE with What If…? & it's INCREDIBLE! There's STUNNING animation & SHOCKING twists! One choice can change EVERYTHING & the possibilities are ENDLESS! If the first 3 episodes are any indication, this show is gonna be WILD! #WhatIf pic.twitter.com/5MX4MH46mN
— Tessa Smith – Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) August 1, 2021
#WhatIf is a colorful and fun new twist on your favorite MCU stories. The animation makes everything sighing the frame feel like a comic book in motion. And @jfreewright is the perfect storyteller to guide fans on a journey of what if’s & hypotheticals. pic.twitter.com/LHbat3NQ9W
— Michael Lee (@IamMichaelJLee) August 1, 2021
Still it’s something that’s very fun to watch. The one episode I did like What if Yondu picked up T’Challa instead of Peter Quill. The episode is the last time Boseman plays as the Wakandan prince before his passing. It brought tears to my eyes to hear Boseman as BP one last time pic.twitter.com/j0Fks2CD7x
— Michael Lee (@IamMichaelJLee) August 1, 2021
So I can finally talk about @MarvelStudios #WhatIf watched the first 3 eps n happy to report that it sets the tone right with endless possibilities. The twists, the treatment *chefs kiss* a treat for #MCU fans esp comic lovers. just wasn't prepared enough for #ChadwickBoseman
— Sushri Sahu (@SushriSahu) August 1, 2021
#WhatIf is… fine? Has tons of fun ideas on what these familiar stories could be. Has crazy easter eggs that will send fans into a frenzy. Animation feels stiff at times but really comes to life when the action ramps up. What really makes me scratch my head is the voice work.. pic.twitter.com/elAvKywU1O
— Charles Villanueva (@cfsvillanueva) August 1, 2021
#whatif surprised me and was VERY GOOD! I didn’t expect this show to have twists in it but IT DOES! Captain Carter is fantastic and there are many cool characters I think everyone will love! Multiverse baby! My full review can post august 10th! pic.twitter.com/5ndnxZH5Xq
— Warren Thompson “Cosmic Wonder” (@CosmicWonderYT) August 1, 2021