The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1 × 04 review: new heroes

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1 × 04 review: new heroes

The fourth episode turns out to be extremely political and raw, with an exceptional ending. Here is the review of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

ORIGINAL TITLE: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. KIND: Super heroes. NATION: United States. FILM DIRECTOR: Kari Skogland. CAST: Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Daniel Brühl. time: 6 episodes, 45/55 min approx. DISTRIBUTOR: Disney+. EXIT: March 19, 2021.

The fourth episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier it brings many elements into play, continually disentangling itself between politics, ethics, relationships and rights; all, of course, without neglecting the most dynamic part: that of the action scenes.

With a greater shrewdness in the development of the plot, compared to the speed of the last episode, many new aspects are inserted in the narration; undoubtedly, this is the element that sets the series apart, making it the first Marvel product to research a careful introspection of the characters brought to the stage.

It is not just a matter of eliminating the enemy that threatens world peace; this it is a hard-fought struggle between like, looking for a solution shared by both factions but desired according to different methodologies.

To leave us speechless, this time, is John F. Walker: the new Captain America played by Wyatt Russel. Torn by a strong inner conflict, it emerges in all its contradiction; and to us viewers it offers scenes of strong visual impact.

Let’s analyze the fourth episode together.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1x04 review: new heroes

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From the very first episode, the legacy left by Captain America, aka Steve Rogers. We are not just talking about the shield, a symbol of his presence despite his death, but about the hero himself: life, principles and values.

If it is true that Sam and Bucky find themselves without a friend and a point of reference, the one who most of all lives a strong inner dilemma is John F. Walker.

The responsibility of assuming the role of Captain America is no joke, even if wearing the uniform is a former soldier with three medals of valor. We are not just talking about fights and strategies, but about the to perpetrate a communion of feelings that a hero, for almost 10 years, has dispersed among all those who have chosen to follow him. And this is how an initial spirit of initiative is soon replaced by the awareness that, compared to Steve Rogers, everyone is less than zero.

The change in Walker happens slowly, silently; between one episode and another we witness the evolution of his drama, which overflows without levees in this fourth episode. impotence and incapacity lead him almost to madness, fortuitously providing him with a solution: it is a pity that it is not at all the most correct.

The comparison with Steve Rogers does not hold, in ours as in his eyes, and the delusion of omnipotence takes over: the belief that he can push himself beyond his physical abilities, will lead him to commit a fatal mistake.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1x04 review: new heroes

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As I wrote at the beginning, this episode brings to the stage a mixture of elements; let’s talk about ethics, politics and rights.

Beyond its thematic importance, it is also the first episode to show us in more detail the psychology of those who are defined as the “enemies” of the entire series: Flag Smasher.

They too, as in Walker’s case, are absolutely convinced of their position and their actions; however, they conceal a great conflict with their own ideals (driven to exasperation), so much so that they are considered by the whole world of terrorists.

Karli Morgenthau, leader of the Flag Smasher, manages to make his character interesting, disturbing and complex; it builds around itself an aura of mystery that does not allow us to understand it in depth. However, for every negative action he commits, our judgment fails to be entirely definitive and sententious. We share the principles that move it and its vision of the world, we condemn the modus operandi and aggression; but in essence, we find ourselves being much more like her than we would like.

It may not be violence that will make us participate in his project, but the ideals will. Perhaps, thinking about it with a clear mind, we too would have done like Sam: participating and curious, we would have found the courage to talk to her face to face.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier 1x04 review: new heroes


The plot continues to amaze us episode after episode, generating confusion and a great desire to know more. With only two episodes remaining, there are still many aspects to explain; without forgetting that, in addition to the actions, there are also many characters who deserve further study (one, above all: Zemo).

This fourth episode brings many hypotheses back into the field, starting again the speculations made in the previous weeks. After the third, certainly the most disappointing of the season so far, we find ourselves 49 minutes of bated breath, with a noteworthy ending as apex.

Points in favor

  • Main characters
  • Action scenes
  • Finale