Why is the MCU so beloved? Because we have been given 23 movies and two amazing series over thirteen years…and the ride isn’t ending anytime soon. I’ve been enthralled in this world since I was eleven-years-old, gazing wide-eyed at the screen as my parents would show me some scenes from Iron Man. At the time, he was my favorite superhero.
Now, all these years later, Doctor Strange is my favorite Marvel superhero and the MCU pretty much dominates my every day.
This franchise is wonderful for so many reasons but it also has some of the most memorable moments in recent blockbuster history. So today, I wanted to share what I think are the top ten most memorable moments in the MCU (and this includes even the Disney+ series.) Enjoy!
10. Wanda’s Iconic Credits Roll
WandaVision was filled with a bunch of interesting and memorable moments but the moment that stuck out to me in the entire series was when Wanda, during a tense moment with her husband Vision, began to roll the credits of her show on him as if to say goodnight.
It is so diva and I have loved it ever since I first saw it.
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 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.
Wow, that episode hit me directly in the feels. I’m talking emotional punch after emotional punch, this episode was not backing down and I love Marvel for that.
Marvel Studios isn’t afraid to tackle the harder subjects and this show has definitely gone there as it fully fleshes out Sam Wilson’s evolution and journey into becoming the next Captain America. It isn’t easy being a black man with such a responsibility and it would be unrealistic for Marvel to approach this story in that light.
But more than that, this penultimate episode is setting up what appears to be a fantastic finale. I’m talking the type of finale that’s worth getting hyped about. I’ve got a lot of things to say but for now I’ll just say this. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is one of the best installments in the MCU and totally worthy of standing alongside predecessors like Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I love this show!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.