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Black widow it is best when it feels less.
Before the Red Guard (starring David Harbor) escape from prison, Black widow it feels like a spy thriller comparable to Bourne’s identity or Atomic Blonde. The fight scenes are brutal and violent. After not seeing each other for decades, Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johannson) and Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) they fight badly. The heavy choreography here is some of the best I’ve seen at MCU and some of the best I’ve seen between two women.
With Black widow squeezed between two huge hits Avengers: Civil War i Avengers: Endless War, I was hoping Marvel would risk giving fans something more grounded. At least something similar Captain America: Winter Soldier“A film that I consider the perfect balance between the grounded and the spectacle.”
During the break, I realized Black widow it was another superhero movie filled with things we’ve seen over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the threat of a big bang sky, but in this film the spectacle overshadows some of the critical themes the Black Widow is trying to address by overloading CGI. That’s what I should have expected from a superhero movie, right? Maybe my expectations were too high, but it’s not wrong to want something different from these films, especially the first and last for Natasha Romanoff.
The film never goes deep enough about how Natasha was and is still affected by what the Red Room has done to her and her real family. There are a lot of scenes of Scarlett Johannson just staring into the distance and smoothly delivering line liners, but nothing memorable of her to grab for her.
What the audience should have seen from Natasha, we get from Jelena. In the scene where the Red Guardian, Natasha, Yelena and Melina (Rachel Weisz) gather and have dinner, you feel Jelena’s anguish that has gone through indoctrination by the Red Room and how real their family has been to her. Natasha is just sitting there.
Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), is the weakest component of the film. The character never feels like an imposing threat. I knew from the trailers that Taskmaster was a woman, but the discovery was anti-climatic. If anything else, the brutal assassins from the Red Room feel more sinister because they look more deadly and are everywhere.
The more I process it, the more I understand it Black widow it is not so much a farewell for Natasha as an introduction for Jelena. The film is more invested in her and her struggle. This makes sense because the character will be in the MCU in the foreseeable future.
In addition, Florence Pugh is excellent and her life is in the role. Johansson and Weisz sleepwalk through their performances to the end. It’s almost as if the actresses can’t wait for it all to end. Black widow has since remained one of my favorite characters Iron Man 2, and it is sad to see it come out like this.
Despite all these complaints and all the wasteful potential, I still love it BLACK WIDOW! Cate Shorthand has a keen eye for directing action and understands how to film a fight scene using time and space as leverage so the audience can see it all. Black widow is mostly entertaining and extremely dramatic – which I found a nice touch.
I know many of you won’t agree, so let’s talk about it. For those of you who have seen the film, leave your opinion of the film below!
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