The approach is largely functional, in a more compact style, thanks in part to the sharpness of the action, whose fight sequences have a lot in common with the dynamic aspects of the Bourne saga like superhero-style fireworks. hero, although there is a relative amount of that too. What really defines the film, however, is meeting another “family” of the title character, whose members are equal parts of eccentric and deadly color.
The mission reunites Natasha and her sister Yelena, played by the deft scene thief Florence Pugh, who is not only as deadly as she is, but gets the most out of her thick-stressed lines at best. Having a bit of a goofy mouth, Yelena – like everyone else here – has been following Natasha’s career with interest, leading to a lot of Avengers associations between combat and flashbacks.
Other key figures from the couple’s youth were Alexei (David Harbor of “Stranger Things'”), who spent much of his time exaggerating his glory days as the Soviet hero, who Red guard; and Melina (Rachel Weisz), whose role is important if relatively limited.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a screenplay credited to Eric Pearson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) with contributions from others, “Black Widow” has the advantage of being positioned as an indie adventure for Natasha’s ultimate fate, though it won’t be. a Marvel movie without seeding can be harvested elsewhere. Inevitably, the climax was a bit too chaotic in its quest to introduce all types of players at once.
As a result, the film is like an emotional door closing as the company moves on to its carefully choreographed next phase – an opportunity to say goodbye to an old friend while broadening its rather limited horizons. about her world.
If it doesn’t feel as epic as the last time fans saw Natasha, it certainly isn’t a bad reason, especially after this lengthy wait, to return to theaters. movies.
“Black Widow” opens July 9 in US theaters and has a premium on Disney+. It is rated PG-13.
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