Black Widow – 2021 – English
Film directed in 2021 by Cate Shortland, and starring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O.T. Fagbenle, Michelle Lee, Olivier Richters, Nanna Blondell, Joakim Skarli, Obie Matthew, Paul O’Kelly, Ty Hurley, John Wolfe, Andrew Byron, Simona Brown-Zivkovska, Rob Horrocks, Dale Liner, Liran Nathan, Roman Green, Daniel Joseph Woolf, Stephen Samson, Shaina West, Adam Prickett, Wong Charlie, Edward L. Oliver, Luigi Boccanfuso, Omar Alboukharey, Oliver Simms, Ahmed Bakare, Yolanda Lynes, Ever Anderson, Olga Kurylenko, Jade Ma, Jade Xu, Lucy Jayne Murray, Lauren Okadigbo, Georgia Curtis, Ione Butler, Aubrey Cleland, Kurt Yue, Marcel Dorian, Dawid Szatarski, Cali Nelle, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Robert Pralgo, Jacinte Blankenship, Josh Henry, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Aria Brooks, Julia Louis-Dreyfus…
Synopsis: Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, faces the darkest chapters in her history when a dangerous conspiracy related to her past emerges. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to end her, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the trail of shattered relationships she left behind long before she became an Avenger.
Review: I love it when an action movie has some good jokes, but I love it even more when a super hero movie has got great characters whom I can believe in. Usually these superhero movies are only suited for kids, but this movie can be enjoyed by adults as well, because of these great character performances.
The good: great characters, with true to life dialogues, who star in an original story that enticed me from beginning to end. It charmed me, it made me laugh, it excited me, but foremost it touched me because the characters arent made out of card board, but are real and human. This is quite UNIQUE (and praise worthy) for a super hero movie!
Any bad? It is full on ridiculous CGI action, but however silly, it is done in a quite exciting way, because of the splendid editing and because of the terrific photography. The action ROCKS!
The story of this superhero movie is (fortunately) not only about the superb action, but is mostly about the characters, who all fervently desire to belong to a loving family. Being cut out of ones family and finding your loved ones again is what this movie is all about.
End note: WATCH the end credits till the very end, because there is a very touching and funny end segment, which many wont see otherwise!