Finally back to the cinema – and then with a Marvel cracker! “Black Widow” will start in German cinemas on July 8, 2021 and one day later for an additional charge of 21.99 dollars Disney+ in the stream. Rewards the new one Marvel-Film with Scarlett Johansson after a year without Marvel cinema?
The plot of the film takes place between “The First Avenger: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War”. So it’s the first Marvel prequel. Therefore, our heroine Natasha Romanoff is never in real danger: we know she will survive. But “Black Widow” introduces all kinds of new characters and builds bridges to other Marvel projects.
Natasha is an avenger on the run
After Natasha takes the side of Captain America in “Civil War”, she is a wanted criminal. On the run from the US government, she meets her sister Yelena during the course of the film (Florence Pugh: “Little Women“) and her father (David Harbor:”Stranger Things“) and her mother (Rachel Weisz).
While the film is about revenge, reunion and family, it also elegantly deals with Natasha’s past and we learn more about the background of the SHIELD agent. But although this is a prequel and Natasha will no longer appear in upcoming films and series, Marvel is doing everything possible to provide relevant elements Marvel Phase 4
For example, the figure of Yelena Belova is also used in “Hawkeye“to be part of the party and also to the Disney + series”The Falcon and The Winter Soldier“a small connection is established. These playful details ensure that despite a predictable ending, there is hardly any boredom!
The dynamism of the main actors is thrilling!
It’s not just small elements that put us in the mood for the future of the Marvel universe that make “Black Widow” a fun superhero film. The main actors in particular ensure fun, emotional and memorable moments with their wonderful dynamism. With Florence Pugh, one of the most talented stars of her generation was won for the MCU anyway.
At the very latest since her double Oscar nomination in the same year, Johansson has been for “Jojo Rabbit” and “Marriage Story“as a constant and now proves again in” Black Widow “that she was never in the shadow of her Marvel colleagues and could have worn the films from the start. The secret audience favorite, however, is David Harbor as the Soviet Captain America” Red Guardian ” .
Harbor, which most as the rather stoic Sheriff Hopper from “Stranger Things” or from “Hellboy“Know clearly has fun playing a wild, rowdy ex-superhero who always makes a tough man, but always has his heart on the tip of his tongue. Even if the role comes across as a bit clichéd, Harbour’s performance makes it easy Fun, more of it, please!
Actress Rachel Weisz has not been featured in mainstream productions of this size for a long time. She cuts a very good figure. Her role is given less time to unfold, but Weisz uses minimalism to express a lot of emotions in targeted facial expressions, so that her role feels three-dimensional despite the two-dimensional script.
Other stars are Ray Winstone, Olga Kurylenko, OT Fagbenle and William Hurt, all of whom are used functionally. The roles don’t look like much, but the actors make sure that it doesn’t matter.
Typical Marvel problems
As amusing as the acting dynamics are, the more it is noticeable in “Black Widow” which problems the Marvel universe has brought with it for years and not tackled, since the films are still successful: Never change a running system!
The villain in “Black Widow” is boring as usual and the villainous plan is anything but innovative or original. The plot MacGuffin, with which the villainous plan is to be stopped, is even more unimaginative. We will not reveal more about this at this point in order not to spoil. In any case, Marvel has made it too easy for itself here.
Natasha’s family constellation also largely consists of stereotypes. This is a shame, because at the beginning of the film you are introduced to a standard scene that you must have seen a hundred times and start with a mediocre feeling.
Fortunately, this is quickly followed by a powerful chase that is definitely one of the best the Marvel Universe has to offer. Suddenly the clichéd start is forgotten and you are literally sucked into the film.
Black Widow shines with groundbreaking action
More than a few Avengers films, “Black Widow” shines with strong action scenes. This is mainly due to the fact that the film is refreshingly grounded due to the lack of superman like Captain America, Thor or Iron Man and action scenes often do not come from the computer, but are excellently choreographed.
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The aforementioned chase at the beginning of the film, a liberation action in the middle of the film and the fast-paced final battle in the grand finale should be emphasized. Here Marvel pulls out all the stops and lets us forget that we are dealing with a clichéd story that is relatively irrelevant to the MCU due to the prequel character.
Routine Marvel adventure with proven clichés and outstanding action highlights!
“Black Widow” offers Marvel fare as we know it. The action scenes, of which there are many a highlight in this film, are particularly inspiring. The actors also show off and make you want more. The fact that “Black Widow” is a prequel and does not advance the main plot of the Marvel universe ensures that the film loses importance. Even a weak villain ensures that “Black Widow” is good, but will be forgotten in a few years.
|Age rating||from 12 years|
|running time||133 minutes|
08. July 2021
Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian
Yelena Belova / Crimson Widow
Red Room Widow
Mason / Taskmaster
Melina Vostokoff / Iron Maiden
Dreykov / The Handler
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Red Room Widow
Red Room Widow
Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross
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- Brad Winderbaum
- Kevin Feige
- Louis D’Esposito
- Scarlett Johansson
- Victoria Alonso
Clear Angle Studios
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