The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Early Reactions Praise the Action and Banter

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Early Reactions Praise the Series

Next week, Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with the premiere of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. While WandaVision offered a reprieve from the traditional MCU formula, the latest entry in Marvel’s TV slate looks to be a return to the more action-oriented flavor of the studio’s big screen blockbusters. However, according to some early reviews, the show is much more than that.

Critics were recently given the chance to screen The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s first episode. Now that the social media embargo has been lifted, they’ve begun sharing some of their initial thoughts on Twitter. Overall, the consensus is largely positive, with special attention being paid to how well the series develops its pair of unlikely leads. You can check out a few highlights below.

Of course, with WandaVision still fresh in our minds, it’s only natural for critics to compare the new series to its immediate predecessor in the MCU canon. Several reactions conceded that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is indeed more “traditional” by Marvel standards. Regardless, it’s the action-free moments that truly stand out.

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Additionally, /Film’s Peter Sciretta even suggested that the story plays a big role in setting up the remainder of Phase Four.

Other reviews (including one from Max Evry of our sister site, singled out how well the show adds depth to Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as individual characters. They may share top billing, but it sounds like Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan shine just as brightly in scenes where they’re on their own. But when they’re together, their chemistry is unmatched.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres next Friday, March 19 on Disney+.

Are you happy to hear that critics are enjoying the series so far? Let us know in the comment section below!

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