The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review


Morgan Tate

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the latest in the new lineup of Marvel Disney+ shows. It’s a fun action show with some dramatic elements, unlike its predecessor, Wandavision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is much more of a typical marvel fare, but it does dig into deeper political topics. This adds a nice twist to the show and makes it an intriguing watch. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier centers around Sam Wilson and “Bucky” Barnes as they attempt to stop a terrorist group called the Flagsmashers who are attempting to turn the world back to the way it was during the snap. This focus allows for an interesting focus on the wider world post Endgame which makes for a more unique perspective than the other movies post Endgame.

The show is deeper than most Marvel films as it talks about racism and police brutality through several key moments that I won’t spoil, in the show. This really makes it stand out from the rest of Marvel’s line up.

Sam Wilson and “Bucky” Barnes were both portrayed amazingly by Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Sam’s hesitance to take the shield and empathetic nature make for a good protagonist. While Bucky’s quiet nature and inner demons make for a very compelling character. Both are fun characters to follow and are done justice by Mackie and Stan. 

The actors are all great, the cast is mostly made up of returning Marvel actors who all play the characters incredibly well. The new actors such as Erin Kellyman and Wyatt Russell both create amazing villains in their own right. Russell creates an immensely hateable John Walker and Kellyman creates a more sympathetic Karli Morgenthau. 

As usual, the costumes and other technical elements were of good quality. All the costumes used for the show really encapsulated the characters. The music worked well for the show as a whole. It was all up to the Marvel standard. 

Overall, the show was compelling, the reason I didn’t rate this show a 5/5 is because it didn’t immediately grab my attention and it didn’t quite live up to my expectations after watching Wandavision. But I would still highly recommend watching the show.