I am one episode in Falcon and the Winter Soldier and it brings me so much joy that these people can continuously make such entertaining and fascinating stuff that isn’t just all fight scenes and average dialogue, that there is actually a lot of substance behind every part of these features.
It doesn’t take long for the action to kick in, however. Falcon and the Winter Soldier starts off with pure high adrenaline action shortly followed by the reason we are here today. Action counteracted by substance – what Marvel Studios does best.
Taking place months after the return of half the planet, we follow two separate stories of our two main characters. The Falcon, otherwise known as Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) continues his efforts to save the world by being a part of the Air Force. At the same time, we see him and his sister struggling with the finances depleted by the undoing of Thanos’ actions in Endgame. He also decides that the Captain America shield Steve Rogers gives him, is better suited in a museum. I’ll let you watch it to see what happens with that. Simply, grrrr.
The Winter Soldier a.k.a. James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan), is facing a world of bad dreams associated to the awful things he was forced to do as part of Hydra. He’s seeing a therapist who reminds him he’s alone. We also see he has befriended an older gentleman, only to slowly realise the ulterior motive behind this friendship.
The first episode hasn’t got me wondering too much yet, other than when are these two going to get together. I’m not sure where exactly this whole thing is going and I guess that’s the reason for wanting to keep watching. Other than the fact that I’m a sucker for all things Marvel, just to add. It does give off some promising vibes, and definitely will be a different show from WandaVision that had our minds blown.