By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
This review of Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
may be my shortest movie review yet. It’s not because the first episode of the new Disney+ series isn’t any good, it definitely is, but rather because I want to adhere to Disney’s request for press to “give audiences the opportunity to enjoy the show to the fullest and allow them to discover any surprises and plot twists.”
Since I never like to spoil a good thing, I’ll just provide the mere basics of what you can expect here. The premiere of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” arrives March 19 followed by the remaining five episodes on March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and the final show on April 23.
If the first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is any indication of this series from director/producer Kari Skolgand, TV’s “The Loudest Voice”), then Marvel fans are in for some real March Madness.
It begins with Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie, “The Woman in the Window” and “The Banker”) pondering his life and trying to fill the void left behind by his dear and departed friend Steve Rogers/Captain America who gave Falcon his famous red, white, and blue shield.
Meanwhile Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan, “Avengers: Endgame” and TV’s “What If…?”), the Winter Soldier is haunted by PTSD and must try to deal with issues that are haunting his life.
There is a huge threat lurking on the horizon that will unite Bucky and Falcon and take them on a world-wide adventure. Not only will their patience be tested, but their skillsets as well as the fate of the universe is at stake.
There are some dynamic action sequences in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” This is shaping up to be an exciting, action packed series you won’t want to miss.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” airs on Disney+ March 19.
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Watch This Trailer For "THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER"
Lana K. Wilson-Combs is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) and a Nominating Committee Voting Member for the NAACP Image Awards.