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On Tap Movie Review: Black Widow

The Black Widow’s release further adds to the complexity that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Tap has the review on the newest movie.

Photo: Twitter/@theblackwidow

Black Widow is the latest addition in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After release dates being pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were finally able to see Scarlett Johansson back in action as the badass Natasha Romanoff. I wouldn’t say Black Widow is a sense of closure following the events in Endgame, but yet another can of worms opened into the MCU.

The Story:

Black Widow starts out in a quaint, Ohio town showing Natasha, her sister Yelena, and their spy parents fleeing the country. The main timeline of the movie took place around the time just after Captain America: Civil War, with Romanoff on the run for violating the Sokovia Accords. 

While on the run, Romanoff receives word from her long lost sister. Romanoff learns Dreykov is still very much alive and still producing Black Widows swiftly and with a new method.

Photo: Twitter/@theblackwidow

Without an over abundance of spoilers in the synapsis, that’s all I will get into about the storyline.

My Thoughts:

Personally, I enjoyed Black Widow. I thought it was well put together. It kept the MCU story strong, and I love how they never fail to incorporate characters from every direction. 

The way Black Widow was timed was genius because I’m sure a lot of people, including myself, are once again going to watch the movies in chronological order. 

The biggest head scratcher, at least to me, was without a doubt the post credits scene. The post credit scene is a huge part of the can of worms I referred to earlier. The scene opened up possibilities of what could be next. The Hawkeye series, another Black Widow movie, perhaps new additions to the cache of weapons the Avengers are.

What’s Next for Scarlett Johansson?

Scarlett Johansson is one of the biggest names the MCU has to offer. She is a crowd favorite, but all good things must end eventually. Johansson’s death scene is pretty set in stone. It would be hard to reverse that one, but I wouldn’t put it past these writers. I’m excited to see what’s in store for her upcoming MCU roles, should she have more. Would you like to see more of Natasha Romanoff? Did you love Black Widow? Talk to me about it on Twitter @DaGerbs.

I talk about the White Sox, Notre Dame, and pop culture. @DaGerbs on Twitter and Instagram!

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