On July 9 it will be released in cinemas and simultaneously in Disney +, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson’s last film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (spoiler free)
After a long wait and many delays in its premiere due to the Covi19 pandemic, the expected one finally reaches the cinemas Black widow, a film that marks the farewell of Scarlett Johansson in the Cinematic Universe to the character she has played since 2010 with her first appearance in Iron man 2, since then it appeared in The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) ).
The fans in all these years always demanded a solo film for the character, first because the character immediately won the applause and affection of the public, and second because it opened a very interesting line that although it had been explored in part with The winter soldier, there was no Marvel movie, less superheroic and more in the vein of movies like the Bourne saga or more gimmicky like Mission Impossible, It had to be in his farewell when we were able to see Natasha Romanoff exploiting all the potential that had a character relegated in previous films to a secondary role.
Because being honest, although his sacrifice in Avengers: endgame To obtain the gem of the soul was an unforgettable moment, the deserved tribute that others like Tony Stark / Iron Man did not pay after, if they had, in my opinion the funeral scene although emotional, it should have been for all the avengers fallen in the infinity saga.
About the movie
Black widow, is directed by Australian, Cate Shortland, famous for her award-winning film Lore, and responsible for other tapes such as Berlin Syndrome. Accompanying the cast are Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh (Hereditary, Little Women, Fighting with my family), David Harbor (Stranger Things, Hellboy), Rachel Weisz (The Mummy 1 and 2, The Bourne Legacy), Ray Winstone (Infiltrated), William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: Civil war), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion, James Bond: Quantum of solace) and OT Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale), among others.
In Black Widow we follow Natasha Romanoff moments after Captain America: Civil war, after betraying the Iron Man team (those who agreed with the Sokovia agreements) and helping Steve Rogers and Bucky catch the Quinjet, after having knocked T’Challa unconscious.
Nat must use all his spy skills and resources to escape the relentless pursuit of General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt “ Ross, if you saw The incredible Hulk you know what it is capable of. While trying to hide, she must also face the darkest chapters of her life when a dangerous conspiracy related to her past and a new threat that haunts her, known as Taskmaster, arises.
A story that shows us some chapters of his childhood, the origins of the character as the ruthless spy of the Russian government, and delves into some issues addressed in the Avengers from 2012, like a conversation he has with Loki, and what happened in Budapest with Clint Barton.
The film departs in part from other more superheroic ones, showing a story of spies in the purest style of the franchise of Mission Impossible, with a good balance between history and scenes of a lot of action, I would also say that if the UCM had opted for films that could be seen by almost the whole family, in this we find one more film for adults, but that has some comical moments to reduce the tension as the constant taunts to the character of Natasha Romanoff for being part of the Avengers.
As for the cast, they are all great, especially Florence Pugh, an actress who collects the witness of Johansson in the future of the UCM and whom we will see in the series Hawk Eye. And I’m really looking forward to seeing more of David Harbor’s Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz’s Melina.
I would also like to highlight the soundtrack of Lorne Balfe, whose work we have been able to hear in high-action films such as 6 in the shade from Netflix, Gemini of Ang Lee, and that he is precisely working on the scores of Mission Impossible 7 and 8.
The only but that would take out of the film are the final moments in which the story leaves us a couple of holes in the plot that could have been shown, perhaps in a sequel or a possible movie of Avengers: secrets, but I’m afraid that it will not happen. Also attentive to the post-credits scene, that if in some Marvel movies they do not have a great relevance in this one.
In conclusion, a great farewell to Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, in a film that will excite fans of the character and lovers of franchises such as James Bond or Mission: Impossible.