The Falcon And The Winter Soldier brings the DisneyPlus Marvel series back to it’s roots, with an action packed solid story. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Disney+ had huge success with its quirky Wandavision series and now that it’s ended, fans are looking towards The Falcon And The Winter Soldier to fill that gaping hole. Since the end of phase 3, the question of “What becomes of the heroes?” looms on viewers minds. Phase 4 begins to answer the question with Wandavision and after viewing the first episode of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, it is evident Marvel plans to delve deeper into answering that question. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Parents Guide
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier takes place a few months after the “blip” and dives deep into the effects from the event. Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) is still in the armed forces and James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan) was pardoned for his actions as Winter Soldier. While two are on very different paths, one thing remains clear, both are mentally struggling with both the effects of the “blip” and also the loss of Steve Rogers.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Age Appropriate
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.
Language: There is some profanity used in the series, words include: a**, sh*t and hell.
Violence: You will see the typical amount of violence as in many Marvel films of its kind. Things such as explosions, hand to hand combat, guns, shooting, stabbings, and death.
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier series offers Marvel the opportunity to not only delve further into the effects of Avengers: Endgame but also answer some questions which may have loomed on fans minds for years. Are the Avengers paid? How do they deal with fame? How are the heroes adjusting “mentally” post blip? How are Sam and Bucky dealing with Steve being gone? Episode one is a culmination of answers to the big and not so big questions masterfully delivering fans all they desire.
The series consists of 6 episodes with each episode running around an hour long. The beauty of this extended series is it allows room to tell the personal backstories of Bucky and Sam. Viewers get flashbacks of Bucky’s life as Winter Soldier, the matter of his pardon, and even his mental health. Bucky seeing a therapist? Yes, please! And who knew Sam had a sister? A tough and witty sister at that, who makes it clear she handled business alone during the 5 year blip and doesn’t need someone trying to come around now to rescue her.
Where Marvel seems to get it right in their streaming content, is the fact they treat these Disney+ series as extended films to the Phase 4 progression of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The action scenes are as intensely packed as any of its past films, if not more, and they set out to prove so in the very first scene of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier. The cinematography, camera angles, and fight sequences are perfectly on par with any big Marvel film. If anything, the MCU has only gotten better with these sorts of series, as viewers get a more profound look at these flawed characters and are able to delve extensively into topics like PSTD, racism, mental health and more.
Wandavision has proven the weekly episode drops hype fans up, gets chatter started, and adds to the excitement of these sorts of series. The Falcon And The Winter Soldier aims for the same, which is evident in the episode 1 cliffhanger viewers are left to agonize over unti next week. The series has mighty big shoes to fill and thusfar, it seems to have stepped up to the task and got the job done. Now, who will step up to fill in the void left by Steve? We have to wait and see…grrr.