Following on from the events of Avengers: Endgame, many would be fairly surprised to see a stand-alone film based around Black Widow. This story however, is set a few years prior and fills in a narrative gap that, let’s be frank, probably nobody really felt needed filling. This time around Natasha Romanov’s Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson) is joined by her “sister” Yelena (Florence Pugh) “Mother” Melina (Rachel Weisz) and father figure Alexei “Red Guardian” Shostakov (David Harbour) in her task to bring down the evil organisation that created her.
Jill and Peta are definitely the badass super-spy Black Widows of this podcast, meaning Dion and Quinny are left playing the roles of either: “sleepy fixer”, “nostalgic russki” or “Ray Winstone’s bad accent”.
You can decide who took which part…
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A worthy addition to the MCU that is only slightly marred by being about 5 years too late. It's a fun, spy-romp that knows exactly what it is, but could have been much more given the criminal under-use of the character thus far.
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An interesting story in Natasha's history that fleshes her and her family dynamic out
Some big, hard-hitting fight choreography that feels awesomely crunchy
Fantastic secondary cast who add a lot of humour and like-ability to proceedings
There are some ropey as hell accents... Ray Winstone's being the chief offender.
It does little to undo the dirty job that was done on Natasha in Endgame.
It really feels like it should have come out while the character was still alive.