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The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 1 & 2 In Review…

Posted in Film, Film Review, Filmmaker, Filmmaking, Movie, Movie Review, Movies, Superhero, Writing with tags , , on March 31, 2021 by darkjade68

Let me start by saying, I read ‘Captain America’, ‘The Flash’, ‘The Avengers’, ‘The West Coast Avengers’ & ‘Strange Tales’ Comics in the late 80’s/early 90’s

That said, Captain America & The Flash were my favorite all time Superheroes

I didn’t care for the first ‘Captain America’ Movie, though I really like Chris Evans as an actor (He was great in ‘Fantastic Four’)

But each time the Captain America character was in one of the Marvel Movies, his character improved, to a point that he is awesome

Now in ‘The Winter Soldier’ I immediately liked Sebastian Stan and his Bucky character

I’ve never been a huge Falcon fan, but Anthony Mackie is a great actor, and played him well

Moving onto the series

Episode 1

SPOILERS!

They began the Episode with a bang, aiming at all those people who love action in Superhero movies I think

I love action, but the best scenes in the original ‘Avengers’ movie (And in comic books), was all the character back and forthing in between action scenes

So, big action opening, then it slows way down to soap opera speed (The production isn’t in a hurry, and why should they be, they have time, it’s a series)

I felt it must have been a challenge to do the Winter Soldier character in episode 1, he was largely silent in the Marvel films, and in this format, he has to talk a lot more

The bad guys seem ok, nothing special

For me, bad guys always need to be strong characters, or who cares if the good guys defeat them

The best part about Episode 1, was the ending scene, when the new Captain America is announced

Very comic book, in fact when I was reading Captain America 30 years ago, part of the storyline was a new Captain America

Episode 2

Episode 2 was immediately better, because Bucky hooked up with The Falcon, though I wasn’t completely clear why they were working together again, maybe it was explained in the movies

That said, their chemistry was right back on point from the movies

The bad guys, however, were physically strong, but not interesting in the least

What really bothered me most about Episode 2 was that they introduced us to the new Captain America, who seemed like a really good guy, trying to do his best to help people…

…but by the end of the Episode, he was a full blown jerk… It didn’t feel right at all, flat out bad writing, bad directing, or both

Still, I’m looking forward to continuing to watch the series, if for nothing else, to watch the two lead actors and the Winter Soldier character in action

Nuff Said

Thanks for listening/reading

‘CATS’… In Review ‘Have People Become So Cynical In This World, That The Beauty And Delight Of This Film And Story Are Lost?’

Posted in Acting, Directing, Director, Film, Film Review, Filmmaking, Movie, Movie Music, Movie Review, Movies, Music with tags , , , , on November 21, 2020 by darkjade68

When I Originally Saw The Preview For ‘CATS’ Last Year, I Really Wanted To See It… And Though I Don’t Read Reviews, I’ve Heard Nothing But Bad Things… That Said, I Watched It Last Night, And It Was Awesome… It Was Exactly What It Is Meant To Be… 2.8 On IMDB Is Not Only Insane, But Wholly Inaccurate… Have People Become So Cynical In This World, That The Beauty And Delight Of This Film And Story Are Lost? You Have To See This, And More Than That, Your Kids Need To See It… So Much Art And Love Of Craft In This Film, The Dancing Is Stupendous, And Jennifer Hudson Just Tears Your Heart Out… Nuff Said

Posted in Fiction, Film, Film Making, Film Review, Filmmaker, Movie, Movie Review, Movies, Short Film, Writing with tags , , on May 23, 2020 by darkjade68

Episode II Of My New Film Making Vlog, ‘I, Filmmaker’

Including Watching My Short Film, ‘If Not Now…’

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I also do Quick Reviews on ‘Ford Vs. Ferrari’ and ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’…

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…and discuss the Character Jen Yu from ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

‘Star Wars’ & ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Are The Reason I Became A Filmmaker

Posted in Film, Film Making, Filmmaker, Films of Meaning, Movie, Movies, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Writing with tags on May 4, 2020 by darkjade68

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‘Star Wars’ & ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Are The Reasons I Became A Filmmaker… Story, Story Scope, Characters & Character Development Are My Thing Largely Because Of It… May The Force, And The 4th Be With You

RIP Max Von Sydow

Posted in Acting, Actor, Film, Life, Movie with tags , on March 9, 2020 by darkjade68

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Beautiful Important Film… ‘Joker’

Posted in Acting, Actor, Directing, Director, Film, Film Making, Film Review, Filmmaker, Films of Meaning, Life, Movie, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , on February 16, 2020 by darkjade68

On A Lighter Note, ‘Baby Jaba’

Posted in Movie, Movies, Star Wars with tags , , on January 23, 2020 by darkjade68

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Klaus… If You Haven’t Seen It, See It

Posted in Christmas, Film, Holiday, Movie, Writing with tags , on December 22, 2019 by darkjade68

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Finally Saw ‘Bumblebee’, Didn’t Realize It Takes Place In 1987 (Great Soundtrack)

Posted in Film, Movie, Movie Music, Writing with tags , , on December 20, 2019 by darkjade68

‘Star Wars’ The Rise Of Skywalker Full Press Conference

Posted in Film, Film Making, Films of Meaning, Movie, Star Wars with tags , , on December 10, 2019 by darkjade68