The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a brief respite in a post-Thanos world
For the vast majority of Bucky Barnes’ 106 years on Earth, his life has consisted of running from fight to fight without a second to sit down and simply exist. Now, Bucky Barnes is faced with a new reality he doesn’t know how to navigate — what happens after the knuckles are bandaged and the bad guy is dead?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe spent 11 years building up to its climactic battle between Earth’s mightiest heroes (and a couple of pals from space) and the Mad Titan, Thanos. There were some hiccups along the way — Ultron nearly destroyed the world, countless other villains like Loki, Red Skull, and all of Hydra tried to kill the Avengers a few times — but everything boiled down to Thanos.
He’s no longer a threat (in this universe,…