Thoughts On The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
A few days ago I got all caught up on the Marvel mini-series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. I wasn't expecting much out of it being that as far as Marvel characters go, they haven't really been my favorites. Still, it was more to continue the story after Avengers: Endgame, so I'll take it.
There are six episodes in the first season, and each is between 45-50 or so minutes long. While it's better than a half hour long jaunt per sit down, It wasn't until that half hour in that I really felt invested in what was going on. I won't say that it's slow, I just didn't feel that engaged in the characters, but I wanted to be. I understand there needs to be setup that builds a story, but the Marvel charm most of the films gave us, wasn't as pronounced.
As the episodes built to the end of the season, it was easier to stay focused on it and want to know what was going to happen next. I figured there would be a second season, and there may be at some point, but all articles now are pointing to it leading into the next Captain America film. That's not a bad thing necessarily, but hopefully a full length movie will be up to the level of the other films.
I will say, that I have more appreciation for the Winter Soldier character now as he's getting some better development. I won't get into too much more detail in case you haven't seen it, but it is worth a watch if you are a Captain America fan and plan on seeing the next film. Overall, I give the mini-series 3 out of 5 stars. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is currently streaming on Disney+.