“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Early Reviews Is Cinematic But For The Small Screen
The first handful of social media reviews for Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” are out now, and a lot of them have positive things to say about the upcoming series that is set to debut exclusively on Disney+. Picking up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky (Sebastian Stan) find themselves trying to adjust to a normal life while also grappling with some of their previous traumas.
These Marvel shows gives its title characters like “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” a chance to develop their respective arcs in a way that they never could if they shared the screen with some of their heavy hitters like Cap. What’s more, we will get to see how they will carry on Cap’s legacy now that the First Avenger retired.
So “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” will be a return to those political thriller and buddy cop roots that we saw in “Captain America” and “Iron Man” films, but also something that gives those supporting characters the space they need to flex their muscles. Though it may not be as experimental as “WandaVision,” it still lives up to the cinematic long-form episodic miniseries that Kevin Feige wants to tell. Just expect it to be a bit more explosive.
Ep 1 of #FalconAndWinterSoldier is an explosive start for another great Marvel Studios political thriller. It provides a small action-packed tease of Sam & Bucky stepping out of Cap’s shadow, while also planting the seeds of their lighthearted contentious friendship. Lots of fun! pic.twitter.com/t0wRfyoaLr
— Michael Lee (@IamMichaelJLee) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #FalconAndWinterSoldier sets everything up and it really connects you to Sam and Bucky like we did with Wanda. I can’t wait to get to know them more. The action scenes!!! Damn 🔥🔥🔥! pic.twitter.com/K5J56ho7v7
— Laura (she/her) (@lsirikul) March 12, 2021
Marvel fans are going to LOVE the #FalconAndWinterSoldier premiere. While it’s not as creative as #WandaVision (yet), I was impressed by how much it delves into the psychology of both leads, exploring a different facet of grief and trauma. The movies could learn a lot from this👊 pic.twitter.com/p6VUEpO28A
— David Opie 🌈 (@DavidOpie) March 12, 2021
Missing #WandaVision this week? Well, I just screened the first episode of #FalconAndWinterSoldier and WOW! Talk about action packed! I loved the story lines and even got a bit emotional. Only 1 week to go before it drops on @disneyplus. What do you hope to see? pic.twitter.com/UXn5IBSkUo
— Amanda Taylor (@geeklyamanda) March 12, 2021
First episode of Falcon and The Winter Soldier feels like a Marvel movie in a big way, a lot more so than Wandavision (not a knock). The opening action screen feels like a huge MCU action sequence (and not a tv fight), story feels like it has significant MCU consequences.
— Peter Sciretta loves Star Wars (@PeterSciretta) March 12, 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is centered around my two least favorite characters in the MCU. While I wasn’t exactly blown away by the first episode, I will fully admit that it kept my interest and made me want to come back for seconds. I’m intrigued.#FalconAndWinterSoldier pic.twitter.com/bFZXGgwlyt
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) March 12, 2021
Additionally, Marvel Studios has released a featurette and two clips that center on the relationship between these two.
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“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” debuts on Disney+ March 19, 2021.