A Deeper Dive Into ‘Black Widow’

Well, I’ve seen Black Widow twice now and it was great both times. When I saw that Jac Schaeffer would be writing this movie I knew it was going to be an emotional rollercoaster but honestly, it still caught me off guard. I can’t tell you the amount of times this movie made me want to cry, which I eventually did of course.

Yesterday I shared my spoiler-free review but as always, I want to share my thoughts on the movie as a whole so…spoiler time.

WARNING! MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

You have been warned, Okay, here goes.

First off, the beginning was a great way to introduce us to Natasha’s adopted family, make us care about the characters, and then wreck us emotionally as this family is immediately fragmented.

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Alexei, the Red Guardian, is one of my new favorite Marvel characters and honestly, I hope he meets Captain America one of these days.

I loved the action in this movie. At times it felt really gritty and yes, it was way more violent than I was expecting. Black Widow is a dark character but this movie once again proved that deeply.

I loved the opening credits scene with that dark and broody cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” accompanying the sequence. It was just the right amount of darkness while not getting a bit too creepy for children who may be watching the movie.

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Natasha and Yelena’s relationship was really special. Considering that I have a sister, seeing sisters bond in movies and grow closer through adversary just touches me so deeply. I definitely will never see Infinity War or Endgame the same again.

Of course, I’m going to confront the elephant in the room and that is Taskmaster.

Since Taskmaster’s first appearance in the trailer fans (mainly dudes) have been complaining about his design change from the comics. Now they’re even madder because Taskmaster turned out to be a woman.

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I, frankly, loved the plot twist. It brought Black Widow’s story full circle while also making Taskmaster a character that is not only interesting but will most likely be seen again. My theory was that it was Mason so I appreciated the surprise.

And of course there was the post-credits scene which made me cry my eyes out only to make me lose my mind with the Hawkeye tease a few seconds later! It was a nice touch that validates the importance of these Disney+ series while also setting up a moment between Yelena and Clint Barton that’s going to be very emotional indeed.

I honestly just wish we could have more movies with Nastaha Romanoff. Black Widow was so good and it feels slightly upsetting that this was, in fact, the end of her journey in the MCU. There’s so much more that can be explored but I am confident we’ll see a Black Widow sequel, this time with Yelena Belova building her own legacy as a world-saving hero.

What did you think of the pivotal moments in this movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

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