Marvel Studios has finally done it. After countless collections of superhero films being created, fans have been murmuring for this one film in particular to go into production since 2014. Well, they don’t have to hold their breath any longer.
The long-awaited movie, Black Widow has finally hit theaters and the buzz for this film is taking off. As an avid movie watcher myself, I had to see what the phenomenon was all about.
Marvel is known for its high intense, amazing, nonstop action and CGI effects, and this movie doesn’t fail in comparison to the previous films. It falls right in line with the continuing series.
The film starts off with the main character, Natasha Romanoff, having a flashback about her family when she was younger. Posing for three years as undercover Russian spies, we learn that her family was actually a surrogate during that time.
Even though they weren’t her real family, that period is where she felt the most peace and comfort. The movie spends a great deal of time with Natasha confronting her past and finding her purpose in life. Her growth had become stagnant and she had forged an identity of what the world expected of her.
She begins to fight for something she believes in by going up against her now nemesis, Draykov, who is in control of the red room where he has brainwashed and created all of these black widow female assassins.
Natasha and her sister, Yelena, come together to try and free these women from the grips of DrayKov. Natasha also goes up against another antagonist of the film, the Taskmaster. I suggest you watch this film to find out the revealing of the Taskmaster.
If you know Marvel, they always leave you with a tease in the post-credits, so make sure you watch until the end to receive a special surprise.
In my review, even though Marvel sticks to its usual formula, it feels as if this is more of a spy movie than the witty writing I’m used to from them. There is a powerful storyline in the first two acts of this movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you go on this journey with Natasha as she tries to cope with her past.
One thing that I didn’t like was the ending of the film. I felt the ending was very anticlimactic. This takes away from a film that was otherwise headed to being a classic in the Marvel series.
With that being said, I strongly feel this is still an entertaining movie, and it will provide you with the entertainment that you are looking for.
My “G Souldier” grading scale is 1 to 5 grenades, where 1 is horrible and 5 is great and the bomb. I give this film 3.5 grenades.