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Non-Spoiler Black Widow Movie Review

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Marvel’s Black Widow movie is finally here and it’s well worth the wait!

Black Widow Premiering July 9th 2021 in Theaters and on Disney + Premiere Access ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

I remember when Marvel announced they were coming out with a solo Movie for Natasha Romanov (AKA: The Black Widow) I was sooo excited. I love her character and have been wanting to learn more about her complex back story. As the original release date neared I was soo excited. Date Night I thought. But then everything crashed last year and this much-anticipated movie’s release was postponed. Again and again. I started to wonder if I would ever get to see the Black Widow movie. Last night I was honored to watch a prescreening of Black Widow in order to write this (non-spoiler) review, and yes, ya’ll it was well worth the wait.

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

As we know, Natasha sacrifices her life to save the life of her close friend Clint (AKA Hawkeye) and finish the mission to gather the infinity stones to save the world. In that moment of ultimate sacrifice, you saw no regret in her eyes as she made her choice. I asked myself, what gave her the power to make such a choice and find peace as she did it? Was it a sense of purpose? Of course. Was it a love for her friend Clint and his lost family? Absolutely. Was it something more? Yes, I believe so and the answer is found within her movie.

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

I really don’t want to give away any spoilers that would impact your experience watching this movie. But I will say I thought it was going to take place between Infinity Wars and Endgame but that is not the case. I will also say, as shown in the trailers, this movie delves into the Black Widow’s complex past and how she came to be who she is today.

In the Black Widow movie, We finally learn details about the mysterious Red Room. We learn what is it and why is it important to Natasha. We learn the truth of who General Dreykov is and what happened to his daughter. Most importantly we learn about Natasha’s childhood and family growing up and why all the above weighs on her heart and soul making her feel like she has soo much red in her books she will never be clean.

Taskmaster in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Like any Marvel movie, Black Widow is a balance between fantastic fight scenes and witty banter. The characters are real and relatable even the assassins. I love how they deal with the concept of Family and how even broken imperfect families can have great power in our lives. We all have family. The one we are born to, The one we are raised with, and the one we choose. For some, all three are the same. For others, they are different people and that’s ok.

(L-R): Melina (Rachel Weisz), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Another powerful message found in this newest Marvel movie is that sometimes we go through horrid experiences not of our making in our lives that try our souls. But through them, we can still choose to still feel. We can choose to let the pain make us stronger.

Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2020.

As a parental advisory, this Movie is rated PG 13 for its violence (aka epic fight scenes) it also discusses sensitive topics like non-consentual control, forced sterilization, and kidnapping. Which are all part of Natasha’s past as well as that of her little “sister”. You may want to be careful before watching this with young children.

Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo by Kevin Baker. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Also make sure to watch the after end credit scene it ties into what comes…NEXT!

Overall my whole family absolutely LOVED this movie. It was everything we hoped for and soo much more. Well worth seeing on the Big screen or paying Disney+ Priemere Access to watch right away when it comes out on July 9th, 2021. If you are a Marvel MCU fan, then you will want to see this movie.

(L-R): Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

All of the actors played their parts well but Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh did a particularly fantastic job in their Widow Roles. I have to say, I hope that we will see more of Florence in upcoming Marvel productions.

Black Widow premiering on July 9th in theaters & Disney+ Premiere Access

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