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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier – Ep 1 Review | Spoiler FREE

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This review will be spoiler-free and will not go into any detail about plot or story points.

As soon as one exciting Marvel show ends, we’re treated to another as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier soars onto our screens. The two shows are completely different, but it looks like TFATWS is shaping up to be another great show.

I’m not going to divulge any details about the plot or the story as I’d like to try and keep this as spoiler-free as possible so that you can go into the show blind so some of this might seem a bit vague. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has that MCU feel that the first few episodes of WandaVision didn’t but at the same time there’s more worldbuilding going on and it does feel much more intimate and personal than lots of the films and yet it still has lots of ties and references to the wider MCU. It manages to feel familiar, but it also expands into new territory as we’re seeing a different side to these heroes. We’ve seen them in end-of-the-world situations before but no we’re seeing what their families are like or what it’s like for them when they’re not out there saving the world.

The show opens with an extraordinary action set piece that just feels bright and exciting and entertaining. It does feel like a lot of the other MCU action scenes, but it also does feel a bit more gritty- well as gritty as a show about a guy in a flying bird suit can get. This immediately throws you right into the show and gets you fully on board and makes you feel like it was only yesterday that we saw The Winter Soldier or Civil War for the first time.

But as well as the action scenes, the show is character focused and spends a lot of time with our two main characters and seeing how they’re adapting to a post-Avengers: Endgame world. But the show also focusses on how Sam and Bucky, as well as the rest of the world, are reacting to a world without Captain America. At the end of Endgame we saw Cap hand his shield to Sam and now we see what happens to the world, and what happens to America, now that they no longer have a national hero and we get to see everyone’s response to this and it’s really fascinating and it’s exciting to see where the show goes next with this.

Much like WandaVision the show ends with something big drawing you in and making you even more excited for next week and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier has definitely set itself up well for the coming weeks and I can’t wait to see where it goes next. The episode ends with something really big that looks set to shake things up for the rest of the series and quite possibly for the rest of the MCU.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premieres on Disney+ on Friday March 19.

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X-Men ’97 Review | Nostalgic, Epic & Marvelous!

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X-Men '97 (Disney)

Get ready for action-packed adventure, many surprise cameos and a storyline that takes

Plot

A band of mutants use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them; they’re challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

X-Men ’97 (Disney)

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X-Men ’97 is a revival of the classic 1990s animated television series. The storyline picks up directly after the events of the original series, maintaining continuity and preserving the beloved elements that made the original a hit show back in the day. Many of the original voice cast members have returned, including Cal Dodd as Wolverine, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm and Adrian Hough as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, which adds a layer of originality and contributes to the overall nostalgia of the television show​. Here I’m feeling like a little kid again, watching the show on a Saturday morning. I was 7 years old when it was on television in the early mornings, and it still brings back fond memories.

There were a number of new stars who joined the show such as Ray Chase who replaced Norm Spencer as Cyclops, Jennifer Hale who replaced Catherine Disher as Jean Grey, Holly Chou who replaced Alyson Court as Jubilee, A.J. LoCascio as Gambit, Matthew Waterson as Magneto, J.P. Karliak as Morph, Isaac Robinson-Smith as Bishop, Ross Marquand as Professor Charles Xavier and Gui Agustini as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot.

X-Men ’97 (Disney)

The series starts off in a world where the X-Men grapple with the loss of Professor Charles Xavier. Amidst all the chaos and uncertainty, Magneto rises to the occasion and becomes the new leader of the X-Men. This provides additional drama and the team dynamics is frequently tested with the new leadership. While dealing with the new leadership dynamics the X-Men finds themselves still dealing with people who would stop at nothing to end all mutants. The storyline doesn’t hold back on the action sequences and themes such as grief, loss and acceptance are touched on throughout the series.

The trailer of the show doesn’t spoil anything for the viewer, and I highly encourage you to watch every intro and try to spot any new changes. The show provides many cameos and easter eggs, keeping my hopes alive of a potential crossover.

The story ends with a twist, leaving you hungry for the next season, and as any Marvel movie or television show would have it, a mid-credits scene to whet your appetite for what’s to come. If you are new to X-Men you can still jump in and watch the television series, but I highly recommend watching the original series to get you up to date with most of the lore and history of the X-Men.

X-Men ’97 keeps the legacy of our favorite mutants alive with a well-written story that is filled with emotion, surprises and promises of more adventures.

Thank you Beau DeMayo for an eXcellent story! I rate this show a 5 out of 5!

Will we skip the intro song? No! I don’t think we will. Make sure to catch the show on Disney Plus!

https://youtu.be/mp1Pax-QHlA?si=-fFlVYBRIPnLQyVO
X-Men ’97 Final Trailer (Marvel Entertainment)

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Deadpool & Wolverine | Trailer

The irresponsible hero Deadpool will change the history of the MCU with Wolverine!?

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Action, Comedy, Sci-fi

Release Date:

July 26, 2024

Director:

Shawn Levy

Cast:

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Morena Baccarin

Plot Summary:

The irresponsible hero Deadpool will change the history of the MCU with Wolverine!?

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The Penguin | Official Teaser — HBO Max

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

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Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Release Date:

2024

Director:

Craig Zobel

Cast:

Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz

Plot Summary:

Following the events of ‘The Batman,’ Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, makes a play to grab the reigns of the crime world in Gotham.

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