Excerpt: the third [2021 action film] where family is an overarching theme…Australian director Cate Shortland’s unique blend of goofy humor and exemplary action scenes both leading to world defining, impressively femme-charged change.
Excerpt: While it starts a bit unwieldy, Cate Shortland finds her footing in telling a fun and action packed espionage movie that finally gives Natasha Romanoff her due, and features some of the best action in entire MCU.
Excerpt: After almost a decade of rumours and development, Black Widow finally gets her own feature. Taking place in the MCU’s past, it’s a final ride for a favourite character while pointing to the origins of several new franchises.
Excerpt: Part James Bond spy thriller, part Mission: Impossible action epic with a good dose of tense familial drama, Black Widow is a solid, entertaining outing with all the ingredients Marvel fans clamour for.
Excerpt: Dishearteningly less concerned with giving Natasha Romanoff her own story than with setting up her MCU replacement. Superfluous, backward-looking, its bit of feminism belabored. She deserved better.
Excerpt: Ever wonder what Marvel Cinematic Universe staple Black Widow, aka Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), was up to betwixt the Wars Civil and Infinity? (And, you know, before the fate that ultimately befalls her in Avengers: Endgame?)