Black Widow Movie Review

Black Widow Movie Review

Black Widow is officially out in cinemas! 

The time has finally come. Natasha Romanoff FINALLY has her own standalone movie in the MCU and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

I think we can all agree that Black Widow really should have had a movie before now. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) has been in the MCU since Iron Man in 2010. She’s part of the original line up of the Avengers and has got to be one of the most popular characters in that Universe. Oh, and she is of the few lead females. Overall, Black Widow is a badass and has been deserving of her own standalone film for what feels like forever. 

In the Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. With Black Widow’s character sadly dying in Avengers:Endgame (spoiler alert!) The movie is mainly set between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and is an extension of her backstory alongside being a tale of resolution. 

Although we knew that her journey doesn’t come to an ultimate end until the events of Endgame, this movie is definitely her farewell to the MCU. 

Black Widow is everything you could expect from a Marvel movie and more. Yes, it’s full of action and suspense, but of course with every Marvel movie comes humour alongside pulling at the heart strings with emotional scenes throughout. 

With nods to James Bond, Jason Bourne and even Killing Eve, Black Widow is jam packed with epic set pieces and takes you on an adventure all across the globe! From Ohio to Cuba, Morocco to Budapest and more! If this movie doesn’t make you want to pack up and go travelling, then I don’t know what will! 

From planes crashing to cars flipping and even things falling out of the sky, this movie is one for the big screen. Hats off to those who had any input in this movie because the stunt work and action sequences are just out of this world. 

Aside from all of the impression action that takes place, what makes Black Widow shine is the character dynamics. When it comes down to it, this movie is about family and the relationship between Natasha and her sister Yelena (played by Florence Pugh). 

The chemistry between Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh is like no other and they make an iconic double act. 

With being set in the real world, away from all the gods and creatures of the wider MCU, Black Widow gives us Captain America vibes (which makes sense considering Black Widow and Captain America are so close). 

The whole movie is packed top to bottom with female faces and we are so here for it! Black Widow is a more feminine film than we’ve ever seen from Marvel before.

We’ve waited way too long for Natasha to have her time to shine, and it was definitely worth the wait. Even though it feels like we were only just getting to know her, Black Widow does Natasha justice and gives her a legacy that could reach wide into the MCU and potentially change it for the better.

We went in with high expectations and came out with our minds blown.

Our love for Black Widow and the MCU has doubled (if that’s even possible) and although this may be the end of her journey, we can’t wait to see what Marvel comes up with next. Can we just go back in time and save Black Widow from jumping off that cliff? 

Black Widow is out now in cinemas worldwide and available to stream on Disney + with premier access.


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