The first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier just premiered on Disney’s streaming service. The show started off with one of those typical Marvel action scenes that we have seen plenty of times in over two dozen movies in the MCU. Don’t get me wrong – the visual effects looked very impressive and the editing and directing were on point. However, I started to watch comic book shows and movies with a lingering fatigue when it comes to explosions and everything CGI. Surprisingly, the show moved away from the fast paced action and focused on the main characters. They had problems, felt guilt and acted human. I liked that. I want to see heroes struggle and maybe even solve some of their problems without punching something through a wall. The show has definitely some potential to deliver on that. Wouldn’t that be pretty neat? I’m looking forward to next episode!
4/5 – Hope that helps.