‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is lacking

By Cassidy Reyna

THERAPY FREE PASS—After Bucky is pardoned from his mandatory therapy sessions, Sam joins Bucky in his last session.

Disney+’s new Marvel show, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” prepares fans for what’s next for the legacy of Captain America, but falls short. 

The show takes place after  the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” Steve Rogers, Captain America, hands his shield over to Sam Wilson, The Falcon at the movie’s end.

With the weight of Steve’s legacy, Sam didn’t feel it was right for him to have the shield. So Sam hands the shield over to the U.S. government. 

The government in turn makes veteran John Walker, the new “Captain America.” 

In the meantime, Bucky Barnes, The Winter Soldier, is dealing with his past in which he was brainwashed to be a killing machine. 

During “Avengers: Infinity War” many are “blipped” out of existence when the villain Thanos snapped half of all populations from existing.

With the aftermath of “The Blip,” a group called “The Flag Smashers” are trying to push their agenda of getting things back to the way they were. 

The show was well executed but it could have ladded more moments of excitement. In comparison to how well “WandaVision” was done, this show just fell a bit short. 

Although both shows have different concepts and plots, they all still connected under the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so fans expect  much more when it comes to how the show is executed. 

“The Falcon and Winter Soldier” is not up to par due to the very cookie-cutter approach they took. But they did great in keeping a pace that fans would miss if the show was a film.

On the other hand, the show does really well with character development and moving the story.

Fans will get to know Sam and Bucky and see their friendship grow as they try to take down “The Flag Smashers.” This allows the fans to really see the ins-and-outs of each character– which is not always possible in a two or three hour film.

Anthony Mackie does an amazing job at continuing his role as Sam Wilson. He does well with executing the growth of his character and who he will become by the end of the show. 

Sebastian Stan also does an awesome job continuing his role as Bucky Barnes. 

Bucky used to be a brainwashed assassin working for HYDRA, the terrorist group who try to build a new world order. 

Bucky evolved into a calm person who wants to make amends with those who he has wronged, but will still fight for what he feels is right.

On the release day of the season finale, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported that Marvel is in production of a fourth Captain America movie.

There is speculation as to whether there will be a second season to the show or if Bucky Barnes will be getting his own show, although nothing is confirmed. 

The plot will ultimately connect to the upcoming “Black Widow” film that has been delayed three times but will premiere on July 9. 

The show will also connect to the newly announced film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” as well as a show that will take place in Wakanda which is currently in the works and has yet to be officially announced. 

Due to Bucky’s relationship with the Wakadians, he will more than likely also appear in that show.

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