Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, this film dedicated to Natasha Romanova, aka Black Widow, reunites her with her younger sister and surrogate parents. . He learns that the evil Drakov is alive, and that his dreaded Red Room is still functioning. Will she be able to save the other girls and the world before they destroy her and everyone she’s ever loved?
The story follows Scarlett Johansson into her childhood and the fantasy world she calls family. She is not alone, her younger sister Yelena Belova, who is a Black Widow and she is still working with the Red Room, but now wants to get out. In their quest to destroy a common enemy, they are in danger along with their fake parents, Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour) and Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz).
Director Kate Shortland directs the human story behind Black Widow’s past and present. That’s why the high-tech and complex narrative of the film feels relatable. The simple relationship between the two sisters and their longing for a family they never had. Scarlett Johansson plays her part with seasoned finesse, giving us a hero who is always easy to hook up to. Pugh is a perfect fit as the slightly flamboyant and spoiled little sister who, despite all the training to be Black Widow, retains her childlike innocence.
David Harbor is known for his annoying character, unlike his onscreen partner Rachel Weisz, who is classy and understated as the unpredictable Melina Vostokoff. But collectively, it’s their chemistry and performances that work. Action-wise, it is all the more commendable for fans of the genre and in a women-led film.
Overall, Black Widow justifies its place in the MCU with an entertaining story that is packed with drama, comedy, and action. What makes this Hollywood potboiler worth your time is all the way not to be missed.