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The first reactions to Marvel’s new Disney+ series are here.
An embargo was lifted Friday morning on reporters who saw the premiere episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Below are a selection of spoiler-free takes on the new adventures of Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier follows the heroic duo as they team up after Avengers: Endgame and grapple with a world in which Steve Rogers is no longer Captain America.
The early consensus seems to be that the show is an action-packed drama that’s rather distinct from WandaVision and with some surprising emotional depth.
One caveat: Press social media first reactions like these have historically skewed rather positive, while formal reviews that come later tend to be a bit more critical.
First episode of Falcon and The Winter Soldier feels like a Marvel movie in a big way, a lot more so than Wandavision (not a knock). The opening action screen feels like a huge MCU action sequence (and not a tv fight), story feels like it has significant MCU consequences.
— Peter Sciretta loves Star Wars (@PeterSciretta) March 12, 2021
1st ep of #FalconAndWinterSoldier is INTENSE! Kicks off with a lightning speed high altitude 10 min action scene that is pure adrenaline! Story gets REAL. Mackie commands & Stan's scenes run deep surprise here will break your❤️it's for all wounded & lonely. #CaptainAmerica is 🔑 pic.twitter.com/tP3D6pAJ5o
— Nikki Novak (@NikkiNovak) March 12, 2021
I've watched the first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier & it's solid. Definitely more somber & dramatic at the start than I was expecting (which is a good thing), but also features the best Falcon action we've seen yet. Good mix of fights & story. I'm sold & hungry for more pic.twitter.com/5gZ9acB0Md
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) March 12, 2021
Exciting news: The Falcon And The Winter Soldier gets off to a kick-ass start with its first episode. Its high-flying action is perfectly worthy of the MCU, and the emotional stakes are set up well. It also has some cool surprises in store, so be spoiler-phobic! #TFATWS #Marvel pic.twitter.com/7nwm8dKdOw
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) March 12, 2021
Saw the first episode of FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. So far so good? Tough to tell after one episode, but I’m a huge Falcon fan so I’m glad this exists. Also there’s a character that shows up that is a definite, “Ohhhh, so that’s what this series is about,” moment.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier is loaded with action that you’d expect to see in an MCU movie. But for me the best stuff were the quiet scenes that showed Bucky dealing with his past and Falcon trying to figure out his post-blip life. Big thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/LZeM45Eovf
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 12, 2021
I saw the first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier and dug it! The opening action sequence is very cool, has a surprise appearance, and I like where the story is going as we get deeper into Sam And Bucky's backstory. pic.twitter.com/J2XOv5UKzt
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) March 12, 2021
Early #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier review (embargo has lifted):
-It's everything you want from Marvel.
-Iron Man vibes/tone in Captain America setting.
-Adds a ton of depth to characters.
-Excited for where the show heads next.
-It's VERY different than #WandaVision.
— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndWinterSoldier is another big step forward for the MCU.
The action is very impressive and losses nothing in it’s transition to TV. The series tone carries over from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and leaves you wanting more! pic.twitter.com/0NQiqKehRt
— Geeks of Color #BlackLivesMatter (@GeeksOfColor) March 12, 2021
The Falcon & The Winter Soldier Episode 1 is a solid set up to what I hope will be a very interesting series.
The Post-Blip MCU is in full effect & no one is okay. So far it's a show of action & intrigue, but also trauma & regret. I think it's gonna dig deeper than we expected. pic.twitter.com/h3oguAS8Hn
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 12, 2021
I got to watch the first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier, and I loved it! Very different tone from #WandaVision, but really cool! Spectacular battle scene and powerful character moments. I can't wait to hear what you guys think! pic.twitter.com/sqoiAjtMjG
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) March 12, 2021
The first episode of #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier feels like the first 15 minutes of another solid exciting Marvel adventure. (With credits, it's 47 minutes long.)
That said, I'm hyped to see what's next, especially once the title characters actually start to mix. pic.twitter.com/PyDRtOfLID
— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) March 12, 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on March 19.
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