The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review: The final episode of the first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier just aired a few hours ago. So, we think that it is the perfect time to review it now. In my opinion, for the first time in years, I am excited about a Marvel-related series or movie. The way Marvel Cinematic Universe is going on towards a serious character-focused route is just amazing. I am absolutely loving it. WandaVision was like that only. Yes, WandaVision was a little bit of a disappointment at the end, but it was a step in the right direction. It is a Marvel Universe after the main Avengers. You have to try something new so that people and fans can get invested. And they are going that exactly.
Now, getting back to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This might be my favorite Marvel story ever. Yes, you heard that right. I loved it better than all the Marvel movies and shows. It is right on par with, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and if you are following this page, you will know how big of a fan I am of that movie. I really thought The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was great. Not only in Marvel, but it is also one of the best superhero series I have ever seen. The fact that it takes itself seriously right from the first scene till the end of it. It goes into serious topics that needed to be addressed. It had great performances, action scenes, music, characters, everything was top-notch.
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Plot
The show’s official synopsis is “Following the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Sam Wilson/Falcon and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities — and their patience.”
Now, I will leave the story till here only. Because anything else can be a spoiler. But let me tell you one thing, it is absolutely brilliant. Whoever thought of delivering this story in the form of a show is a genius. It is basically like a 6-hour movie and I want to thank you for it. The episodic format word wonderfully for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It allowed character depth and exploration in a way that was not possible in a 2-3 hour movie. And they did all that without much fan service. It is a perfect show, with a perfect ending that is a perfect platform for several future stories.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Cast and Characters
To be honest, everyone did their job perfectly. Anthony as Sam Wilson and Wyatt as John Walker were amazing and did their job well. But as always Sebastian Stan as Bucky or Winter Soldier was the highlight of the show. He was just amazing here. His character arc was one of the most complex yet simple arcs I have ever seen. The way he deals with trauma and struggles was just mesmerizing. And he performed every scene with elegance and realism.
I was not a very big fan of Falcon or Sam before the show and now I can’t get enough of him. When a show makes you feel for its main character, you can say that it is a job well done. I am so glad that they didn’t go with the cliché Captain America vs Captain America scene. I mean, that would have been cool, but what we got instead was just amazing. His speech or montage is one of my favorite speeches in any superhero-related show or movie. I want to write that speech word to word here, But I won’t spoil it for you. So, go and watch it. He absolutely earned his mantle and his character arc makes him worthy of it.
Now, we are still in the zone of amazing performances, Daniel Brühl as Baron Zemo was just absolutely fire. I wasn’t that impressed with him in Civil War, but here he was on a different level. He is definitely one of my favorite MCU characters now and that says something. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier presented every character so that you will be connected to everyone. You will love every character and their actions will affect you too.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Conclusion
There is actually nothing to add that I haven’t said earlier. It is a brilliant show with almost no bad thing. It had a brilliant story with a cast that played it phenomenally. The action scenes were amazing and gave me Captain America: The Winter Soldier Flashbacks. The direction was brilliant and Kari Skogland knew exactly what she was doing. She captured every important thing without missing a single beat. The background music was just perfect for the series. It added to the tension and made every scene a little bit more interesting. It is a kind of show that will leave you wanting more, yet you will be satisfied. And there are very few shows that can make you feel that way. So, when you find one, you have to praise it as much as you can. And The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is one of that show.