Marvel Studios has given us so much content this year! We’ve gone from the unique and fantastical in WandaVision and What If…? to the familiar and entertaining in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Black Widow to the surprise hits in Loki and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
All of these stories with all of these characters have left MCU fans delighted in some way or another and each Phase 4 installment has been a blast to revisit from time to time. Last night, I decided to randomly revisit the final ten minutes of the fourth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, “The Whole World Is Watching” and once again I was horrified by what is undoubtedly the most brutal moment in MCU history.
The violence in this scene is disturbing. Henry Jackman completely imbues this moment with a horrific shrill musical note that crescendoed perfectly into the credits, bringing to light just how awful a moment this is as “Captain America” murders someone in such a horrific way in broad daylight with a crowd watching him.
It’s undoubtedly the best scene in the series and an incredible turning point for John Walker’s character. Despite the series chickening out on continuing his villainous streak for the next two episodes, this moment is undoubtedly going to become a staple for his character’s development moving forward as well as a reminder of what this guy is capable of if he snaps.
Yes, he is a loyal American soldier and yes, he is just a guy trying to do what’s right but that angry streak in him is only going to get worse as the Super Soldier Serum continues to build within him and honestly, I can’t wait to see his story continue…hopefully sooner rather than later.
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It’s the last part of this updated ranking and now we’ve reached my new and improved top ten characters in the MCU moment. Some things will stay the same but there will definitely be some changes so, with no further delay, here are my ten favorite characters.
I’ve said this multiple times but her drunken entrance into the MCU was the instance that made me realize I loved this lady. She wasn’t your typical, flawless heroine who’s eye candy and a potential love interest for the male protagonist. She was a tough, heavy-drinking warrior lady with nice biceps and an even nicer sword/outfit to match.
When Valkyrie made her return in Endgame I loved her even more, specifically with her beautiful Pegasus and new spear. She’s always been one of my favorite characters and now I can’t wait to see her being King of Asgard.
9. Black Panther
King T’Challa is one of the greatest characters ever brought to the big screen. I mean, he’s an African king who just so happens to also be a superhero! How awesome is that?!
To think that Chadwick Boseman won’t be a part of the MCU anymore moving forward due to his passing last August is honestly still one of the most heartbreaking things that could happen. We’ll see how Ryan Coogler handles his death and how it fits into the sequel in a powerful, moving way but he will always remain one of my favorite Marvel characters for his epic contribution from 2016-19.
There are those days when my brain is buzzing with great content that I’m ready to share with you all…and then there are days like today. Slow, fuzzy hump days when an idea for a post just seems to be floating out of reach.
Because of that, I won’t be sharing a post that specifically has a theme. I’m just going to be sharing random stuff that has managed to put a smile on my face…and maybe it’ll put a smile on your face too.
Well, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is over and yet I’m still not over it. The joy, the emotions, my heart is still soaring with the realization/visualization of Sam Wilson embodying Captain America so perfectly. Marvel just can’t seem to stop being awesome and it’s almost overwhelming. And to think that we’re getting Loki and Black Widow soon is exciting too!
But enough about the future. Let’s talk about that episode and all of its juiciest details.
After finishing the fifth episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, I decided to watch a couple of movies highlighting three movies that feature Captain America in such a positive light; Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame.
And, thinking of these movies, I decided to look back at my reviews of these three films, starting with this one. Enjoy!
Even though I’ve seen the movie before the last time I watched it was a long time ago so I forgot so much. This time I was able to fully concentrate on the film and it was kind of fascinating seeing all of the references that the later Marvel movies took from this one film. Like Captain America’s suit in The Avengers for example.
I never understood why Marvel would give him such a horrendous suit in The Avengers when his classic suit was clearly so much better. Today I just figured out the story behind the ultra tight Captain America outfit.
When Steve Rogers first became “Captain America” he was presented as a figure in advertisement to make people want to join the army and his suit was a super tight suit. When Agent Coulson told Steve that his new suit was fashioned off of the original design now I get it and I have to admit, that’s pretty cool.
His suit in The Avengers is still the wackest rendition of the iconic outfit but at least now I understand why it looks the way it does.
It’s Sam Wilson day (a birthday for the character, not the actor) and so because of such an occasion I thought it would be fun to highlight the fascinating character posters for the characters that will define the Captain America legacy due to their impact on the MCU (and yes, that means including John Walker too.) Enjoy!