Black Widow (Movie Review) directed by Cate Shortland

Black Widow takes place in between the appearances made by Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Fans of the character who haven’t seen Black Widow yet may likely jump to conclusions stating that it’s not an origin story. However, while Black Widow may take place after several other movies that the character has already appeared in, it does bring her back to her troubled past, as well as introducing her family to the audience.

I LOVE the opening sequence. Right away, it told me that this is not your typical Marvel movie, it’s something different. I also really enjoyed the new characters. Natasha’s adoptive sister, Yelena (Florence Pugh), is so fun, and of course, nobody can go wrong with David Harbour.

Overall, Black Widow manages to be a great superhero movie, while succeeding in bringing spy-thriller vibes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shaun Hood
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Black Widow (Movie Review) directed by Cate Shortland
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