The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 1 Reactions Are In
Find out what critics are saying about the next MCU series on Disney+.
Disney+ has it's next MCU series landing on Friday, March 18: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Critic reactions are already landing on Twitter, and the general consensus is that it's pretty good.
While official reviews for the upcoming series are still days away, general reactions give us a little insight into what Episode 1 of the show will be like. Obviously, Falcon and the Winter Soldier won't be as experimental as WandaVision was to start. It is a lot more aligned with a typical Marvel movie, but in a TV show format. Check out some of the reactions to Episode 1 below.
Watched the first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier. It's a lot of fun. It didn't grab me nearly as much as #WandaVision ep 1 and felt much more like standard Marvel movie fare (not in a bad way). The quiet character moments were my favorite of the episode.— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) March 12, 2021
I've seen the first episode of #FalconAndWinterSolider, and like #WandaVision, this is something new from @MarvelStudios. A character study mixed with blockbuster visuals, it's a slow burn, but a showcase for Mackie (#SamWilson) and Stan (#BuckyBarnes). That ending, though... 👀 pic.twitter.com/zo3S1f1s5Q— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier’s first episode was interesting & character-driven.— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) March 12, 2021
For Marvel’s Phase 4 to stand apart, it needs to stray from the traditional formula & rely on different tones and formats. The first half of #WandaVision set the bar. Let’s see if TF&WS reaches it.
Saw the first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier yesterday and I love the direction of where it is heading. This one felt like a full scale MCU film and there is a ton to know about Falcon 10 minutes in the episode. Also, this is a very different Bucky than when we (1/2)— Julian Cannon, The Writer 🗒☠️ #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@julianexcalibur) March 12, 2021
#TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier: Only 1ep was shared w/ press, but v promising so far. Seemingly like The Americans or Homeland meets real-world Winter Soldier tone. Emotional cost & consequences, guilt, struggle w/ identity and legacy, and even notions of being black in America.— The Voice Of Reason™ 📽🎞📺 (@YrOnlyHope) March 12, 2021
Really liked the first episode of #TheFalconandtheWinterSoldier. Took a bit to totally grab me but as it goes on, you see where they’re going as far as getting to dig deep on who these guys are in a way we hadn’t before. There quickly is some Bucky stuff that is really powerful.— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier is loaded with action that you’d expect to see in an MCU movie. But for me the best stuff were the quiet scenes that showed Bucky dealing with his past and Falcon trying to figure out his post-blip life. Big thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/LZeM45Eovf— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 12, 2021
Saw the first episode of FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. So far so good? Tough to tell after one episode, but I’m a huge Falcon fan so I’m glad this exists. Also there’s a character that shows up that is a definite, “Ohhhh, so that’s what this series is about,” moment.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 12, 2021
Oh hey I guess I can say I’ve seen the first episode of #FalconAndWinterSoldier? Probably more character development for these 2 characters in these 45 minutes than the previous 10 films. Big scale with some nice “what’s it REALLY like to be a superhero” moments. I’m in.— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier is exactly what I expected a Marvel TV show to be pre-#WandaVision - and that's not a bad thing! I do hope they invest in letting us get to know Sam (esp Sam) and Bucky better more than big CGI sequences. So far it's a good time!— Trish (at the holidays) (@MeggoInc) March 12, 2021
Finally, this is probably the most serious reaction writer Ben Mekler has given for a TV show or movie. He's primarily known for hilarious trolling and making up comical moments that obviously didn't happen.
Blown away by #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier. The action is HUGE, and the banter is hilarious. More questions than answers so far, like where do the characters go when they aren’t on screen and if I turn off my TV do they just go to sleep? But overall Phase 4 is shaping up nicely— ben mekler (@benmekler) March 12, 2021
The series features Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprising their MCU roles of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, respectively. The duo will have to team up to take on a common enemy, Daniel Brühl as the villainous Zemo, who we last saw in Captain America: Civil War. Additionally, Emily VanCamp returns as SHIELD agent Sharon Carter, and Wyatt Russell will play John Walker, who in the comics took over the mantle of Captain America and then became US Agent.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier debuts on Disney+ on March 18.
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