The Falcon and the Winter Soldier review: Marvel’s second Disney+ show returns to more traditional storytelling but dangerous in its way.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is no longer in disapproval. Now that the dust has descended and the scars patched up, the MCU is finally braving the trauma of its past.
While Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home only momentarily recognized the consequence of The Blip — the unexpected disappearance and reappearance of half the universe’s inhabitants — Marvel’s Disney+ shows aren’t overwhelmed by the pressure to have a breakneck narrative or impressive stakes.
They can manage to spend time truly appreciating the personal toll that an event of such dimension can have on people.
But the bigger consciousness after watching WandaVision, and now The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is this: more than the trauma of losing loved ones, it’s their reappearance that has truly disturbed the collective psyche of the world.
While WandaVision discussed these ideas more abstractly, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier explores the real-world impact of The Blip — both economical and emotional.