I’ll admit that I didn’t watch a lot of the Captain America movies when they first came out. I think the first Marvel movie I caught in the theater when it just came out was either Ant-Man (2015) or Thor: Ragnarok (2017) possibly. I tried to watch Iron Man (2008) in the theater when that came out, and didn’t realize the cultural impact and how it was sold out immediately! Instead, I watched How to Train Your Dragon in 3D and with closed captioning. Hello headache because it was 3D the entire time!
However, back on track… I rewatched the Captain America ones on Disney Plus and went into The Falcon and the Winter Soldier remembering this is a more spy-grounded-not-too-crazy series. This is wildly different than WandaVision for sure. There’s been reports that they had to cut some storylines out of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and that’s why some scenes seem a little weird with dubbing or weird pacing. But it wasn’t too distracting like when shows in the ’90s had a budget of $1000 for the entire 22 episode season and it showed.
I think if you go into this series not thinking Mephisto or some crazy cameo is going to happen, then it’s a fun ride until the next Marvel Disney Plus series comes out. I also remember Kevin Feige saying that he wanted to make it so if people strictly watched the movies only, that they didn’t need to watch the Disney Plus series too. Which was an interesting comment…? Despite this, people in the Disney Plus series would cross over into the movies so that’s cool. I started watching Agents of Shield when it came out, but lost interest when budget seemed to be slashed and not relevant to anything else.
I did like this series despite these little gripes. I didn’t realize I’ve seen Wyatt Russell in a ton of things before this. I also am excited for Loki come June 11th, 2021! I do enjoy the look of that series so far from the previews, the whole 1970s architecture and technology but with a modern day level tech guts to things.