Even in the world of comic books and superheroes racism can’t hide in the shadows any longer. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is wrapped in battles with super soldiers and arch enemies. They are out to stop world domination, again. Yet through the lens of the Black Falcon, we get to see the world through a character who gets his own eyes opened to the world around him.
There is not a girl to get. Or a bomb to keep from exploding. It is way better than that.
Does the color of the skin or hair determine if someone will be a good superhero?
The story doesn’t preach.
They just tell a good tale that examines who can be a superhero. I am a Marvel fan, so I started watching the series because it is Marvel. I love the Avengers. I mean Black Panther.
Side note: Anthony Mackie is having a moment. He has a dozen or so projects out, especially those where he is the lead. He found a good rhythm with Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I find him very believable.
Cheers to Marvel for putting the African American in the lead and not ignoring the fact that he is African American. Cheers that he is not the only African American in the film with a good role.
There is a moment in the film where Falcon says that Our people built this country, bled for this country and he should have the right to fight for it.
Truth is we fight for it every day. With every injustice we protest. With every struggle we join with others. We have not stopped bleeding or building.
I won’t give away the ending, but just know we have the right to be any damn body we want to be. I give it two fist pumps in the air and suggest you check it out.