The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily Vancamp, Daniel Bruhl
Director: Kari Skogland
What do heroes mean in a divided, broken and vulnerable world? Do they serve as an inspiration for the people to keep faith and do the right thing? Or, they are glaring reminders of the chaos that they were responsible for? What happens to the heroes in this vulnerable world? What happens when the people they followed and admired are gone? The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is probably the most self-aware MCU product in a while now, probably since the first half hour of Captain America: Civil War, when they are discussing the Sokovia Accords.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Review
Unlike the first and very successful show of MCU Phase 4, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TFATWS) is rooted in reality. There is no dreamland here, no sitcom-like situation with two people in love. In fact, TFATWS opens with pain. Sam Wilson, who was given the Captain America shield by an old Steve Rogers decides to donate it to the government instead of carrying on his legacy. The fact that he is in mourning is clear in his eyes. Even when he is still putting his life in danger as a para-rescue soldier, it is clear that he is not an Avenger any more.