Black Widow (2021) – “Marvel’s Russian Family”

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.

Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Review

“The Chairman” – First things first, this movie is 6 – 8 years too late! The hierarchy at Disney didn’t think a solo female superhero movie would ever be a success, and while Black Widow isn’t an instant classic it is definitely something the studio can be proud of making.

I always like to start off any review with the positives and a major driving force of the movie is the family chemistry between Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz & David Harbour feels authentic and earned, which in itself is amazing given the lack of screen time for these characters. I need to see more Red Guardian (David Harbour) in this universe, pump that guy directly into my veins.

Florence Pugh is a more than worthy heir to the Black Widow mantle, and I am looking forward to seeing her in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is a fresh face to the franchise, and yet brings a familiarity that won’t scare off the loyal fans.

Now that I got my positives out way I have to talk about the glaring Taskmaster problem. Oh what a truly awful idea in bringing this character to realization. It might be so bad that we may have seen the last of what could have been a villain with the staying power of Tom Hiddelston’s Loki.

Another small flaw I have with this movie, BLACK WIDOW IS DEAD (Spoiler alert) and this weighs heavy on the narrative of the movie like a dark cloud.

Go see this on the biggest screen possible, it is worthwhile just for the action set pieces. 6.5/10

Remember to be safe out there, wear your mask and get vaccinated to protect everyone around you.

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