Black Widow was a movie Marvel fans had been asking for for years but we ultimately thought we would never get it. We finally did get it…but it was after already knowing that Natasha Romanoff dies in Endgame, souring the prospect of her film because we knew the outcome wouldn’t lead to more movies featuring her. Her movie was only going to be a puzzle piece to her overall story.
So did I expect the movie to be good, yeah, but did I expect it to be great, not really. To my elation, it was great.
From the beginning to the film’s too-quick conclusion, the movie isn’t just about massive action sequences that dazzle the eye. In fact, it’s mainly about family, emotion, and heart. This movie’s main goal is to make you cry your eyes out and yes, I did. I tried to hold back my tears several times but after a while I just couldn’t hold it in anymore. And that end-credits scene is a super tear-jerker that leads into a shocking clue for an upcoming Marvel Studios installment that has left me SUPER EXCITED!
I undoubtedly think what’s best about this movie is its building of relationships with Natasha’s family, the shocking revelations of her past, and undoubtedly the notions for the future.
Scarlett Johansson may be finished with the MCU (at least for now) but she has, indeed, left a legacy as Black Widow that will undoubtedly continue to grow in this franchise and that is the most beautiful thing about this movie. It’s not just a swan song, it’s the beginning of another powerful story and I’m here for everything that can spawn from this film.
I’m giving Black Widow a worthy 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s nearly perfect and that is something I was not expecting I would be able to say. Another fine installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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