Hello, friends! Ahhhh, I am so, so, so excited for this post. It’s been a little over a month since Black Widow released, and I’ve been thinking about making this post since I saw it on release day.
Before I get started, there are definitely going to be Marvel spoilers in this post, mostly related to Endgame, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and of course Black Widow. So if you haven’t seen Black Widow yet, and/or mind being spoiled for anything Marvel, read at your own risk.
Also, this post is probably the rambliest post I’ve ever written, so if you can’t handle rambles and screaming and fangirling, you should also read at your own risk.
I have to start off with the following: AHSDJGLAKJSHDLFGIOUAJPDOUFHGAHSDFHGAWEU!!!!!!
I have been waiting for a Black Widow movie since I watched Iron Man 2 and our lovely Natasha Romanoff showed up for the first time. And I cannot for the life of me fathom why we didn’t get one sooner? Because it was so. good.
For some reason, I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t like it because it’s “too dark”, but I didn’t think that at all. All Marvel movies are “dark” in some way. You’re perfectly entitled to your own opinion, but I just can’t see why Black Widow would be different in aspects of “dark”.
I have always been wondering about Natasha’s past in the MCU. I’ve read several of the Black Widow comics, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn’t quite stick to any of the comic story lines. (Believe me, I wish they did, because then we would have gotten Bucky and Nat as a ship. I will forever be upset that we didn’t.)
And oh my word, seeing tiny, blue haired Natasha hit me right in my heart. Actually, most of the movie hit me right in the heart. Especially the end credit scene. But we’re not there yet.
Anyway, tiny blue haired Natasha was adorable, except it only made me feel even worse for her. *sobs*
And then there was tiny Yelena, and ahhhhhhhh, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I absolutely love Yelena. I didn’t imagine Nat with a snarky, sassy sibling, but boy, am I glad we got that, because Yelena was awesome. I had been worried about what she was going to be like, since I didn’t like her character in the comics, but I loved what we got in the movie. (However, that end credit scene scared me, but more on that later.)
Black Widow also provided me with something to put on my list “Things That Give Me Chills”: that opening credits scene was amazing and also terrifying (but in a good way), and I would like to know why we don’t get that kind of opening credit scene for every Marvel movie, but also I hope we never get one like that again, because Natasha totally deserves the best opening credit scene of the MCU.
I cannot even begin to describe how much I hate Dreykov and the Red Room. I’m pretty sure Dreykov is my least favorite Marvel villain of the whole MCU. I hated Thanos, but there’s just something more creepy about a guy who likes to torture young girls, as opposed to a grape faced panini chin that wants to wipe out half the world.
I really loved Alexei and Melina. I don’t approve of all they did (how dare they send Nat and Yelena to Red Room. HOW DARE THEY.), but I didn’t like their characters. Alexei reminded me of my grandfather. My grandpa is Czech, Alexei is Russian, they have a lot of similarities in mannerisms and such.
The Russian accents in the movie were amazing. I’m pretty sure Russian accents are my favorite, and ahhh I loved it.
I think my favorite part of the whole movie was the scene where little Nat pulls out a gun to protect her baby sister. Ahhh, that made me cry. Such fierce sibling love. I really, really wish we could get more of that, but considering that Nat’s dead and didn’t come back in the end credit like I was hoping, it’s rather unlikely. (I’m still holding out hope that she’ll come back, but who knows. XD)
There were like, five or six times in the movie that I thought Natasha was going to die for sure. However, since I already knew Nat died in Endgame, I didn’t have to worry. (And oh boy. The poor people in the future that watch the Marvel movies in chronological order… what a spoiler they’re going to get from that end credit scene.)
Speaking of the end credit scene, THAT END CREDIT SCENE. *screams* IT WAS AGONIZING AND IT MADE ME CRY AND AHHHHHHH. If Yelena isn’t smart enough to know not to kill Clint, I am going to sue Marvel for emotional damages, because I REFUSE to lose Clint. We’re already missing Tony and Nat and Steve, and technically Bruce, too, and who knows what’s going to happen to Thor. Clint must be protected at all costs. I really hate Valentina. I didn’t like her when I saw her in Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and I definitely did not like her in the Black Widow end credit scene. I know nothing about her, but I don’t like her.
The only not-so-painful thing about the end credit scene was Yelena’s dog, Fanny. I want that dog, please and thank you. Black Widow is now my favorite Marvel movie. I loved getting to know more about Natasha’s personality, her past, and her family, both her biological mom and her adopted family. I think all of the actors did a phenomenal job with their characters.
Another thing I loved was that I kept imagining a modern Amy March because Florence Pugh was playing Yelena. I just kept thinking “huh, I think Amy might say that”, which was fun. 😀
I’m never going to view Natasha’s suit in Infinity War the same way again. Originally, Nat’s look in Infinity War was my least favorite of all her many looks, but now it has a whole new meaning behind it and I love it.
Yet another thing I loved about the movie was the “It has POCKETS” scene. XD I have been known to show off my pockets (just ask anyone that knows me for proof) and that scene was just so, so relatable. It’s funny, I don’t ever actually use pockets for anything except sticking my hands into when I’m nervous, but I love them all the same and think they’re just about the best thing ever.
All in all, Black Widow was a wonderful (and heart-breaking) last goodbye to Natasha Romanoff. I don’t think we’ll ever see her again in the MCU (unless Marvel decides to make us all very happy), and I’m glad this movie gave her the justice she deserves. I definitely give the movie five stars out of five, and I can’t wait to watch it again.
Well, that concludes this ramble. I hope you enjoyed it, because I had a ton of fun writing it. 😀