The Falcon and The Winter Solider is having a fast middle

A couple weeks back, I wrote a piece talking about my feelings towards the first two episodes of Falcon and Winter Solider. To summarise, I was pretty lukewarm on them. Like the first act of a movie, the series was still settling into its setting and its characters and it hasn’t been until now, two episodes later that I’m starting to see where the writers were going.

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The Falcon and the Winter Solider is off to a slow start

Back before all this pandemic nonsense threw everything we know and hold hear into utter disarray, there was a very different version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe planned for us. There is an alternate reality in which we have already seen both Black Widow and The Eternals at cinemas and it wasn’t Wandavision that kicked off the MCU’s foray into the world of premium television, but this series.

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MCU Rewatch – Captain America: The Winter Solider and putting golden age morals into the modern era

This is an entry in an ongoing series where I am going back and watching the movies of the MCU again, sometimes for the first time since watching them in the cinema. If you want to check out my journey up until now. Then here’s a link with all of the posts thus far at the bottom.

After a few shaky entries, The Winter Solider felt like a statement from Marvel. One that put their foot down regarding a few major milestones that really established the MCU as it would grow and become more like the franchise as we see it now. It’s a movie that has no problem shaking up the status quo in dramatic fashion, it also normalises the inclusion of a wider, living cast for the future.

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