Falcon and The Winter Soldier Review


Matthew Wirtz, Opinions Writer

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is Marvel’s newest installation to their franchise. It takes place in modern times after Avengers: Endgame. It follows the story of Falcon and Winter Soldier as they fight against a terrorist militia. 

This TV show brings in lots of big actors returning back to the MCU. The main characters are played by Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon, and Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Soldier.

Other big names include Wyatt Russel who plays John Walker, who is the new Captain America. Erin Kellyman acts as Karli Morgenthau, the series’ initial conflict.

This show has been well received with an 89% from Rotten Tomatoes. It got a lower rating of around 7.9/10 IMDb. 92% of Google users said that they like the show.

The story opens up with the Winter Soldier, Bucky, going to therapy and making amends to the people he harmed. While this is happening the Falcon is deciding what to do with Captain America’s shield.

Falcon eventually decides to retire the shield to give it to a museum to store for the time being. 

Bucky, who was a friend of Captain America, is angry at the Falcon for doing so. However, they are brought together by the new threat called the Flag Smashers. 

After a fight in which they lose against their new adversaries, they turn on the TV and see that there is a new Captain America using the old one’s shield.

The new Captain America, John Walker, slowly delves into evil as the show continues. He even goes as far as killing a man in public. Eventually he is discharged and no longer Captain America.

Falcon takes up the shield and trains to be the new Captain America.

The Flag Smashers set up the series finale by taking a group of people hostage. The heroes of the story come in and fight them and come out victorious, ending the show.

Overall the show was very good. Most people aren’t attracted to TV shows due to low production. However, the Falcon and Winter Soldier break this stereotype. All the shots look like they come from a movie.

This series is a must watch. It is still unknown whether or not it will be brought back for a second season.