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Black Widow (2021)

Black Widow (2021)



Scarlett Johansson

Florence Pugh

David Harbour

Rachel Weisz

Ray Winstone

Directed by Cate Shortland

The movie was not a disappointment I expected that it will not be as good as Captain Marvel (2019), but just a fun ride. Right from start to finish the movie is all action and explosions and too much talk about family. The movie goes straight to the point, it identified the target and set everyone in motion to take him down. Black Widow is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the first film in Phase Four of the MCU. It stands as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) origin tale and solo movie. The movie is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), So the film happens before we saw Romanoff sacrifice herself to save all mankind in Avengers: Endgame (2019). Here we have Romanoff on the run and this takes her back to face-off with her past.

The movie has a villain I have been waiting to see for a while, Taskmaster. A villain who can copy/master your fighting style and moves just by watching you fight which makes this villain almost unstoppable. I just did not like the way Taskmaster role in the movie was set, we saw very little of what the character is capable of.

The events of Civil War is over and Natasha is one the run, when she gets a parcel from an old mate Belova. Belova used to play her sister when she was set to pose as a member of a family to spy on the U.S. The parcel were vials, not knowing what to do with it she takes the vials and flies to meet Belova, but not after she had faced off with Taskmaster. After they get into a welcome back nice to see you fight, Belova explains to Natasha what the vial was. It was a counter agent to the mind control she was in serving as an assassin. Natasha believed to have killed the man behind the Red Room program, Dreykov. The program takes young girls and trains them to be assassins, while putting them under Dreykov’s mind control. Natasha decided to get her old family together Red Guardian and Melina (a Black Widow) so they can stop Dreykov once and for all.

So 2021, are times where movies talk about family and stuff. Funny this movie would not have been in this category if the Covid-19 did not happen. I give the movie props for one thing, the action gets started very fast. Before long we have had explosions, one on one fights and car/bike chases. You can catch this movie in theaters near you, I believe it is also on demand on Disney+


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