I’ve seen the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier four times now and each viewing has been so rewarding. The tone, the directing, the cinematography, everything about this show so far has got me buzzing.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier were characters that I always loved and wanted to know more about but we weren’t afforded that chance of exploration for these characters because Captain America was the star.
Captain America always had the best trilogy in the MCU with stories that both impacted the MCU in powerful ways while also delivering us some of the greatest moments in the franchise. These films also gave us Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, two characters who are Steve Rogers’ best friends and so, so very fascinating.
Now The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to be using the same template as Captain America: The Winter Soldier and already it’s better than most MCU installments. And we’re only one episode in!
Not only are we getting Sam and Bucky’s stories expanded upon, but we’re also getting Sharon Carter and Zemo, two returning characters from the Captain America trilogy who should get some much needed upgrades in story development this time around.
This story is undoubtedly going to be revolve around the primary villains of this show, the Flag Smashers, for a while but what is this story leading to? I’m not going to delve into any outlandish theories like I did with WandaVision but I am expecting a surprise here and there through the series because all Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War were filled with plenty of plot-twisting moments.
So yeah, even though Doctor Strange is my favorite MCU hero, Captain America has definitely got the best story and it looks like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is continuing that legacy.
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