‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Makes Rounds Among Students

Of all the movies and TV shows that have been released in the past few months, the most popular among the students of Marriotts Ridge High School by far has been The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This newly-released miniseries can be found on Disney Plus, and is a continuation of the Marvel (MCU) films and franchise. The events of the series take place after the film Avengers: Endgame (2019). Based on characters from the Marvel comics, the show’s main protagonists are Falcon (aka Sam Wilson) played by Anthony Mackie and the Winter Soldier (aka Bucky Barnes) played by Sebastian Stan.
The show premiered on March 19, 2021, and many students have only just gotten around to watching it because they were finishing up WandaVision, another popular Marvel series that had come out earlier this year.
Six months after being handed the mantle of Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Falcon teams up with The Winter Soldier in a worldwide adventure. With Wilson (Falcon) now being in possession of Captain America’s shield, the miniseries decided to focus on racial issues by emphasizing immigration reforms, class struggles, and international politics in the writing of the script.
A lot happens in the 6 episodes that cover both characters’ adventures, and students had opinions on which parts they liked and which parts they could do without.
The “super-soldier serum” is a large part of the show, which Marvel fans will recognize from Captain America: The First Avenger. In the miniseries, an alter personality takes the form of Captain America and is introduced as the villain. Certain scenes are based around this storyline, and students claim they aren’t fans of it.
“My least favorite part is when the fake Captain America drank the super-soldier serum,” sophomore Samar Ghuman said.
Apart from the small critiques students have on the plot, they seemed to have immensely enjoyed the insight they got on characters that don’t have their own film. It was all very climactic, as almost all Marvel-made films and shows are, but most students claimed that their favorite part of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the ending, when Barnes (The Winter Soldier) makes amends with everyone he has hurt or enabled throughout the series.
“My favorite part of the show was the ending because it was very inspirational,” freshman Nidhi Brahmbhatt said.
Another aspect that students claimed to enjoy is the humor that Marvel interlaces into their intense and constant fight scenes that take place throughout the series.
“The rather comedic moments [really] lighten up the environment,” Brahmbhatt said.
Overall, the students that have recently viewed this miniseries claim to have really enjoyed it — the overall plot, and twists and turns that take place, paired with the fact that these characters never got their solo movies, hence deserving the series they received.
“Falcon and the Winter Soldier was a solid 10/10,” sophomore Hassan Sharieff said.
Whether it be the fact that students can relate to the characters, or the fact that they were searching for certain things to cover the holes left in the plots of previous movies, most students can agree that they would recommend the show to others in need of a little extra Marvel.