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“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: Are we honestly sympathetic to John Walker?

(Warning: There’s a little spoiler before this week’s “Falcon and Winter Solider” episode “Truth”) If there’s one good thing that came from this week’s “Falcon and Winter Soldier” episode, it’s New Captain America No longer new Captain America. And to be honest, probably only John Walker is angry about it. After killing a foreigner at noon last week, John Walker was officially stripped of his shield, stripped of his title, and apparently stripped of his sanity. In his honor, Wyatt Russell skillfully plays John Walker, accomplishing exactly what he was trying to do. “He definitely won’t make life easier for anyone,” Russell told The Wrap earlier about his personality. “You will definitely start to see and understand more about why John is like him and what drives him to do what he is doing.” We’ve seen it exactly in the course of the two episodes. But the problem is that John Walker appears to be almost entirely driven by the ego. And after this week’s full-scale meltdown, it raises the question: are we really expected to sympathize with this guy? Also read: “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: Now that the next Falcon may already be here, John has lost his best friend and partner Remar Hoskins (Cle Bennett) to be fair. .. Flag-Smasher may not have broken the actual flag (or may have a clear goal in general), but their leader, Kali Morgentau, did break Lemmer’s spine last week. I did. It was cruel to see as a fan. You can only imagine seeing it as John Walker. As a result, no one could blame him for causing a slight emotional collapse. Do you forgive him for killing him? No. But sympathizing with John Walker is the only thing I can find. Still, I have to be honest — no one of me wants to see the redemption arc for this guy. He hasn’t won it. Obviously, John Walker knew from the beginning that it would be a problem. Did he have to do that? Sam and Bucky needed a push to work together, and Sam needed the motivation to take on his inevitable role as the next cap as Steve intended. Even John Walker admitted Sam and Bucky’s anger at him having a shield, and he knew they didn’t expect it to go to him (or anyone about it). I admit that I am. But Walker claims he just wants to work. He wants to help people and help his country. If he gets there, it doesn’t matter. He wants to be an eternal force. OK, awesome! Maybe in the end you can accept him. And he tries to do the job. Also read: Insel Captain America is so perfect What he says terrible with it will put things calm. John Walker’s Captain America laughs out of his depth in a world full of gods, aliens, and supersoldiers. I could have even sympathized with it, but in reality it wasn’t his fault. No one can expect to be naturally better at something they have never prepared. He is just a legitimate soldier who the US government has decided to name the new Captain America. Naturally, he is completely destroyed because he is not trained to fight this kind of enemy. But when he does the second, he goes into the tail spin. He appears repeatedly and is embarrassed that Sam and Bucky are angry that they will not be his wings. Obviously, they had to be his wings. Toxic Masculinity Captain America is the captain who issues orders, not the captain who issues orders from his buddy. “He feels sick. Whenever someone doesn’t accept him, he doesn’t feel good,” Russell adds. “You feel s–y about yourself. Right?” Then Dora Milaje hit him even harder than Flag-Smasher last week, and as John Walker incredibly points out, ” They weren’t even super soldiers. ” Naturally, he removes the serum of the supersoldier he squirreled during the confrontation with Kali, as he can’t handle what he’s not the best, especially compared to many women. Also read: “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: What is Flag-Smasher really trying to do? For those of you who haven’t seen “Captain America: The First Avenger” for a minute, just remember. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci), the creator of the original supersoldier serum, told Steve Rogers that “serum amplifies everything.” It’s inside. The very good ones get bigger and the bad ones get worse. Looking at how serum affected John Walker, it’s clearly the latter case — this is essentially telling us that John Walker is essentially wrong with its role. teach. Besides, John Walker still blames his shortcomings on someone else. In this week’s battle between Sam and Bucky, he repeatedly says, “Why are you letting me do this?” He is convinced that everything he does is right because “I am Captain America”. Then, when he was stripped of his title, he shouts to his boss that the army built him, and given the circumstances of his murder, he deserves to be heard. He fully believes he was justified in his murder. Then, when shutting down again, Walker whispers to his wife that people don’t understand what it takes to be Captain America. It’s unclear if this moment really means making him more unlikely, or if it’s a real moment that exposes his soul. In any case, it gives him no benefit. Why do we feel sick with him? John Walker is clearly deceived and is urged to consume enough serum to cause the worst of him because of his own arrogance. The decisions he makes are not rooted in sadness. It’s certainly a factor that contributes to their severity, but it’s Walker’s own ego at the heart of everything. It is common to see the protagonist rise when it hits the bottom of the rock. (And if this isn’t the bottom of John Walker’s rock, we don’t know if we want to see what it is). But at this point, John Walker is doing nothing to prove that there is something heroic about him. And that’s okay — if the “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is fully committed to this trajectory. John Walker is not a hero, and he is definitely not an antihero. He is a little terrible, terribly anxious man. And since there is only one episode left, he has to stay that way to make sense. Tim Basinger contributed to this post Read the original story “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”: Are we supposed to be honestly sympathetic to John Walker? At The Wrap