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For the vast majority of Bucky Barnes’ 106 years on Earth, his life has been running from fight to fight without sitting for a second and simply existing. Now Bucky Barnes faces a new reality in which he is not can navigate – what happens after the ankles are bandaged and the villain is dead?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent 11 years preparing for its battle between the most powerful heroes on earth (and a few friends from space) and the wacky titan Thanos, with some hiccups along the way – Ultron would have the world almost destroyed, countless other villains like Loki, Red Skull and all Hydra tried a couple of times to kill the Avengers – but it all boiled down to Thanos

He is no longer a threat (in this universe anyway) Millions of people are back on earth after being ripped off from existence. The world has been trying to evolve in the past five years. New regulations are being drawn up in government, banks trying to figure out how to help people with finances after five years of absence, but superheroes are stuck in a moment of suspension

The next big thing is around the corner – it always is – but right now, Marvel Studios is leveraging its new television universe on Disney Plus to take a step back and let its heroes decompress as they try to find their place in one strange new world The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, debuting today, is a perfect example

[If you read an article on a new Marvel show, you know what’s ahead. Here’s your warning for minor spoilers appearing on the first episode]

At the beginning of the show, Captain America disappeared and his two best friends are navigating a world without him Sam Wilson (Falcon) has rejoined the Air Force trying to prevent terrorists from seizing power Bucky Barnes (winter soldier) undergoing therapy and living as a normal civilian in New York City for the first time since his departure in World War II. Both are trying to adjust to their new lives and doing things they didn’t have to do when the world was threatened with extinction / p>

On one occasion, Sam tries to help his sister in Louisiana get a loan on the houseboat they grew up in, but now it’s getting too expensive to keep up with pathetic requests for selfies from an Avenger- Fanboy bankers keep telling the duo that they don’t have enough income for the bank to provide a loan. Confused, the banker asks repeatedly how Sam earned an income when he was part of the world’s most famous superhero group (“Hat Stark You paid when he was around? “) And how he could possibly be so broke in every way. Even if Sam disappeared for five years (hence no current income), that makes him only like half the world’s population, too has disappeared

It’s a wonderful scene The Falcon and Winter Soldier shine best when they raise questions that people have trampled on in the back of their minds for more than a decade or in conversations with friends How are the Avengers paid? What are you doing in your spare time? Do they go on dates with non-Avengers? Do you take up part-time jobs when the world doesn’t have to save? How do the avengers live when there is nothing to avenge?

It’s a big part of what makes comics fun week after week, month after month in the intimate life of superheroes with the masks removed and the hi-tech gear removed is as important as the extensive CGI combat sequences In WandaVision these are the little moments between Wanda and Vision in their life after Thanos. When Marvel’s upcoming Hawkeye series finds its inspiration in Matt Fraction’s beloved Hawkeye comic, there is a barbecue on the roof, coffee in the morning and looking for new cars In The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, it’s Sam helping his nephews catch fish on the dock, or Bucky trying to date online. To hell, Bucky in therapy is something straight out of Tumblr was torn out That’s a compliment

All are trying to figure out their identities just a few months after half the world’s population returned, and they are trying to do so with undeniable legacies hanging over their heads. Without Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) are two of the most The country’s greatest heroes disappeared and a hole is left in their place Sam doesn’t want to become the new Captain America Aside from coping with the guilt and trauma he endured after years of service as a winter soldier, Bucky is being monitored by the government The World Needs maybe a new Captain America to feel safe, but replacing Steve Rogers isn’t as easy as pointing at a new man and saying, “It’s you””

Well, not to Sam at the end of the episode, the government introduces a new Captain America (most likely John Walker who becomes a US agent and has his own colorful story) While the government at home tries to find a replacement for Steve Rogers, Sam prepares to take on a new threat that requires Bucky’s help. Without a Steve or Tony to lead the prosecution, it’s up to them, any threat stopping – even if it means putting on hold the trials and difficulties of everyday life, as Bucky tells his therapist, he has never known life without running from fight to fight

Here, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has all the elements of a typical MCU movie, starting with a 10-minute action sequence (including the appearance of a Winter Soldier favorite) and playing the kind of mission-based action film, the Marvel Fans love it looks good, feels expensive, and teases a much more traditional MCU experience.While WandaVision screamed experimental and abstract (compared to the larger MCU overall), Falcon and the Winter Soldier can nestle perfectly between any episode of Captain America and Avengers There’s big fights, bigger explosions, and the promise of more evil. I mean, the episode starts with Falcon fighting Batroc

No question about it, things are getting explosive again for the guys.But it’s the quieter moments – Bucky is trying to date a girl in a bar without taking off his gloves because he doesn’t want to flash his metal arm, or Sam fumbling with his nephews – who make the Falcon and the Winter Soldiers feel special, we’ve spent so long getting fans meeting the well-known superheroes who now feel like the perfect instance to get to know characters we last with Decade Hasn’t Had Enough Time: Wanda, Vision, Bucky, Sam, Clint Barton (Hawkeye) In fan fiction, one of the most popular settings is the Avengers crew who live together in the Avengers (nee Stark) Tower, people want to imagine their Favorite Superheroes How Everyone Else Spends Their Days I love Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes as much as stories about Falcon and Winter Soldier

When Falcon and the Winter Soldier are Bucky and Sam and find out who they are outside of combat – between big fight sequences, of course – I’m happy.After all, we love the party scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron for a reason

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/22337849/falcon-winter-soldier-episode-1-recap-explainer-marvel-mcu