Marvel Reviews: Part 16

Black Widow spoiler-free review

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Black Widow spoiler-free review

Camden Keener, Student Writer

Today I will be doing a spoiler-free review of Black Widow. This is a movie that ended up being very long overdue and came out over a decade after all of the other Avengers got their solo movies. This movie takes place right after Captain America: Civil War in the MCU storyline. There are also some scenes throughout the movie that show her childhood. The main characters in the movie are Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Yelena Belova who is Natasha’s sister, then there’s Red Guardian and Melina who are both of their parents, and they also turned them from ordinary children into spy killers. I like all of the main characters in the movie mostly because of the actors/actresses who play them. Most of the movie is following Natasha dealing with her history back in Russia from before she became an Avenger, and confronting a dangerous conspiracy group that ties in with her past as well.

The main villain in the movie is General Dreykov and there are also some other people in the movie but he is the main guy. I think he was a very average villain and was nothing to get very excited about. This entire movie is basically a spy espionage movie so the villain being a Russian General adds up. I thought the story was simplistic but still good and there was a lot of action but I still found it pretty good. Even though it isn’t a long movie I didn’t think the pacing was that good, mostly because when there wasn’t action I thought it could be dry at times. There are some solid cameos as well with a very cool post-credit scene.

I always rate the marvel movies and I rate them based on 10 things in the movie. Those things are: action, acting, cinematography, pacing, score, characters, ending, plot, protagonist, and antagonist. I rate all of those pieces 1-10 and then after that, I add up the scores of all 10 of them and get a total score out of 100. I’m going to give this movie a 66/100. The things that brought the score down for me were the cinematography(which was really bad), the acting at times could’ve been better, pacing wasn’t the best, and the antagonist could’ve been better. Luckily the action, score, protagonist, and ending saved the movie. For the most part, this is an average spy espionage movie with a lot of action that lacks depth in a lot of other departments.