Black Widow is Worth the Wait as Disney and Marvel do it again with this Spy Thriller, Super Heroine Lead Action Film.
Black Widow is well worth the wait as Disney and Marvel do it again with this Spy Thriller, Super Heroine lead action film that doesn’t pull a garbage Joss Whedon move in emasculating the male characters in order to elevate the strength of their female leads.
Australian filmmaker, Cate Shortland tells an amazing visual story in Black Widow. Shortland takes us back to 2016 post Captain America: Civil War and pre-Thanos finger snap to where Natasha Romanova (Scarlett Johannson) is not only hiding out from half the Avengers and the United States government, but also shadows of her own past.
When her “sister” from her youth, Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) sends her a mysterious package that turns out to being the key in ending the Widow program created by former KGB agent Dreykov (Ray Winston) in an attempt to end all aspects of the Russian version of the Deep State.
Rounding out the cast is David Harbour as the Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff, the spy couple that hoped to help revitalize the now long gone Soviet Union.
What Black Widow really is, is Spy Thriller disguised as a Super Heroine film that bubbles over with every thrilling moment you expect from the MCU…and a couple of moments that make you turn your head in confusion as to wonder have Natasha pulled off a couple of moves Spider-Man may have had trouble with as he swings into action.
The heart of Black Widow is Yelena, who’s character was so young starting out at the beginning of the film that this was the only family she really only knew. Black Widow far more belongs to Pugh than anyone else, even though it is Natasha who wins the final fight…I mean, come on, it’s her name on the poster, who did you think would be the outstanding heroine?
I pray that Shortland returns a sequel as she allowed every character to have their strengths and vulnerabilities without destroying anyone character in the process.
Black Widow comes to theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets on July 9, 2021.
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Black Widow is Spy Thriller disguised as a Super Heroine film that bubbles over with every thrilling moment you expect from the MCU.