Wow! Tonight’s Episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Whole World is Watching, was pretty amazing. Truly top notch writing, excellent acting, deep, multilayered, and very worth wild.
This show is very different from WandaVision, and both are terrific. It shows the brilliance of Stan Lee and Marvel in that there is so much variety in the Marvel Universe and it’s all so good. So not formula. Not all the same.
Captain America is so very different–character-wise, story-wise, style, tone, action, and more from, say, Ironman, who/which is so different Doctor Strange, which is so different than Thor, who is nothing like, Spider-Man, which is so different than, Black Panther, and on and on. Hard to get bored.
Easy always to be intrigued, engaged, and entertained.
And as far as the greater Marvel Universe, there’s so much untouched. We have a long wonderful road ahead. The Eternals, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, The Fantastic Four (done right!), What If..? and so much more! I can hardly wait!!
As far as what actually happened in this episode, I don’t want to give any spoilers. Only to say that I love the tone of this show versus the tone of WandaVision. Not more than! It goes back to what I said above. Ant Man movies for instance have lots of humor as well as, say, The Guardians of the Galaxy movies. The Captain America movies are far more serious. Gritty. Message giving. Where Marvel is telling us what they think of what is going on in this world through the “safety net” that the Marvel Universe is a separate one from our own. This is very much about Black Lives Matter, among other things, but through the “safety” of it being about the Flag Smashers and the people they are fighting for, particularly those people who came back after The Blip who are being badly reintegrated into society, and those who weren’t displaced before they were suddenly, well, displaced. How badly those people are being treated. And Sam, African American, can so identify with what is going on because of what he has seen and experienced as a black person, and because of what is happening in his personal life.
But Marvel has always done social commentary and I love that too!
So I can’t wait to see what happens next!