Directed by: Cate Shortland
Written by: Ned Benson, Jac Schaeffer & Eric Pearson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel Weisz.
The long anticipated Marvel release of Black Widow is finally among us!
The movie opens with a young Natasha Romanoff enjoying a simple and fun childhood, enjoying time with her friends and her sister, in the suburbs of the 1990’s, before her family run from the cops, who are shielding in on the family.
The next scene after this, cuts to a grown Natasha on the run from the authorities, and is in trouble for going rogue, from Captain America: Civil War (2016). She manages to find herself safely away from being traced by the authorities, hiding in a camper van which her friend Mason (O-T Fagbenle) helped with, but trouble soon finds its way to her as she finds herself settling old scores when her own past comes back to meet her..
From having the opportunity to watch this before general release (perks of working at a cinema), I really enjoyed watching this. The start of the film is a slow, but does pick up and the action begins after the movie cuts to the adult version of Natasha (Black Widow).
I am glad we got a backstory to her childhood, stemming to the core of her broken family and the high independence Natasha shows with the Avengers!
Overall, a great film, the action was great as usual, the surround sound in the film was great – I love it when the sound is powerful with Dolby sound, its what cinema experiences are about – especially for films such as this one!!
There were also some funny scenes which had some laughs from me and my friend Sam, (as he was my guest to the preview showing), and he thoroughly enjoyed the film, he went to watch it again today!
Florence Pugh was very good as Yelena, and the end credit scene is a great cliffhanger where Taskmaster makes an appearance, but is also a great ending for Black Widow, which is what Marvel fans were hoping to see… Just make sure you stick around to the very end of the credits to watch this scene!
I also enjoyed David Harbour’s debut character in this film, for those of you who like him in Stranger Things, you will like him in this film!
Definitely worth the watch, and although this is coming to Disney+ to purchase, please visit your local cinema’s to watch, support your local entertainment cinema and watch this on a big screen, this film was made to be watched on the big screen, so head to your local cinema’s support them and enjoy 2 hours of pure Marvel bliss!!!
RIP BLACK WIDOW, YOU’VE BEEN GREAT!
I rate this film 5 stars!!!