It’s been over 2 years now that we experienced the biggest superhero saga of all time through Marvel’s Avengers : Endgame. Since that film some people really thought that now there would no more fun coming from MCEU but they were proven wrong with Spider Man : Far From Home. The makers had advantage of following the events after Endgame and so that Spidy flick came out really well, actually, even better than its predecessor. With Black Widow, MCEU has gone back to the time before Endgame amd Infinity War therefore the excitement of seeing something new was neve bulit up. Though, Marvel was smart enough to make a film on the character who had left the fans teary eyed so the sentimental back-up was there for sure. Thankfully, Black Widow is shaped well enough for the one time viewing even though it has made quite a mess out there with the weakest superhero present in the MCEU.
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront a conspiracy tied to her past. To be honest, Black Widow always looked the weakest in superheroes team because she doesn’t hold any superpowers alongside HawkEye and so, having a film entirely carried by such a weak superhero was never meant to have a solid outcome. Of course, we aren’t watching Christopher Nolan’s Batman who had even less powers than RomanOff but Nolan is huge genius and that makes a big difference in the quality of filmmaking. Black Window kicks-off brilliantly and halfway through it surpasses all the normal expectations. But then it seems little dragged somewhere down the end and the overall excitement of solid content gets spoiled. But seriously before that dragging, it looked a fantastic film with superb action sequences and less use of larger-than-life explosion.
Black Window is not a standalone film even with the characters of the film. If someone says that the lead superhero is sidekicked by a new character then you gotto agree. Performance wise, Scarlett Johansson is as good as she was in any Marvel film before but the real surprise here is Yelena. Florence Pugh plays this part and she looks hotter than Scarlett. Unfortunately, she didn’t get as much action sequences as Scarlett or else she would have overshadowed her completely. David Harbour, Ray Winstone and Rachel Weisz are fine in whatever scenes they have got. The visual effects are not that great but the action sequences are. With technical aspects, Black Widow is neither dull not too good.
The film do have some promising scenes that could stay with you for a while and it also have a good start given to HawkEye series we are gonna see in future. Cate Shortland’s direction is worthy enough to make this flick one time watchable for fans and neutral audience as well. However, there was a scope for betterment which is surely wasted by the team. Overall, another action entertainer in MCEU that can be enjoyed by Fans as well as neutral movie lovers if they are not expecting something outstanding.
RATING – 3.5/5* ⭐⭐⭐✨