Well, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is over and yet I’m still not over it. The joy, the emotions, my heart is still soaring with the realization/visualization of Sam Wilson embodying Captain America so perfectly. Marvel just can’t seem to stop being awesome and it’s almost overwhelming. And to think that we’re getting Loki and Black Widow soon is exciting too!
But enough about the future. Let’s talk about that episode and all of its juiciest details.
It’s 9:30am ET as I write this and honestly I’m so amped up right now because I watched the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Mortal Kombat back to back and both blew my mind. So, let’s start with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
I have loved Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes since Captain America: The Winter Soldier but it wasn’t until this show that my heart absolutely exploded with adoration for both these characters and these actors. For these last six weeks I have been on an emotional ride that has been so much fun to observe and that finale was perfect.
WandaVision was great and it had a decent finale but it left a lot of loose threads. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier does not leave anything to the imagination or any questions unanswered. Everything is wrapped up in a nice little bow while also very clearly setting up plot threads for a second season, which is very exciting by the way.
I clapped, I beamed, I laughed, and yeah, I cried a lot. There were some truly profound moments in this finale that really spoke to the theme of this series and yeah, as an African-American, this series just really hit me in the feels.
I have loved Captain America for years and this show just cemented that fact yet again.
Tomorrow I’ll talk a bit more about the plot points in the finale and what we could expect from a second season but for now I’m just thanking Marvel for this masterpiece because that’s what it was.
I just finished watching The Last Jedi a couple of hours ago after having dragged myself through The Rise of Skywalker yesterday and the contrast between the two films is drastic! I’m talking absolute night and day. The Rise of Skywalker feels like an absolute abomination to the franchise as it tears the characters and saga limb from limb while The Last Jedi manages to feel fresh, new, and ultimately, quite satisfying. No, The Last Jedi isn’t perfect but it does have its moments.
As I watched The Last Jedi I noticed the main reason why Finn feels so starkly different in The Rise of Skywalker. In fact, it’s very clear.
Why was Finn such a compelling character in The Force Awakens? Because he was a stormtrooper. It was that simple fact that made him one of the most enduring and unique characters in the franchise. I loved Finn’s story and I was excited to see his arc in the Sequel trilogy.
Roughly half a year ago I watched Marriage Story and I absolutely loved it. It was funnier than expected and it was riveting. Plus, it felt like a really smart and well-written film. My mother said that if I liked it that I should watch Kramer vs. Kramer, the movie that essentially became the blueprint for these type of divorce dramas, so I finally got around to watching it today and boy was I engrossed.
Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a late 1970s’ take on the story as it completely frames the wife as the villain of the story while the father is branded as the hero in little Billy (that’s their son’s) life. In a way, the same thing kind of happens in Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson’s character becoming a bit of the villain in the story even though Adam Driver’s character is ultimately the one that destroys the marriage when he decides to cheat with a fellow co-worker.
But despite Marriage Story‘s modern spin on the classic divorce drama it doesn’t come close to the enjoyment that I felt watching Kramer vs. Kramer.
I can’t believe it. We’re literally two days away from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier concluding and it’s a bittersweet thought. These past five weeks have been so much fun! The twists and turns in this series, the moments of joy, shock, and downright horror that this show has managed to invoke. Oh, and the tears. I have loved this show for everything that it is and the fact that I’m a bonafide Captain America fan only makes this series that much more enjoyable for me.
And now it’s about to be over. 😢
It’s a sad realization but I understand that this is the end of this step for these characters and we’re about to have some nice surprises leading into the next phase of Sam and Bucky’s and I’m here for it. Plus, maybe we’ll be getting an announcement that Sebastian Stan will be in Black Panther II. Maybe…
There’s so much to remember about this series and honestly, I’m going to treasure this MCU gem for a while.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.
Marvel Studios is getting ready to start filming the multiple new series for us to enjoy next year and one such series that’s been getting updated this past week because of its growing cast is Secret Invasion, the MCU series that will star Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn and will feature the iconic Secret Invasion storyline which focuses on the Skrull’s infiltration of Earth and their impersonation of some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
And now the highly-anticipated series is gaining a cast that is living up to the hype. Here are the A-list actors joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time.
Kingsley Ben-Adir just got a big push in entertainment with his portrayal of Malcolm X in One Night in Miami and now he’s joining Marvel as an unknown character. I actually hoped that he would be joining Marvel Studios and I’m so excited to see that he actually is.