Black Widow (2021), full of action, humor, suspense, and feminism, whose vision date was postponed for a year due to the pandemic, was released in cinemas today. Under the direction of Australian female director Cate Shortland, Black Widow stands before us with an identity that gets rid of her femme fatale (attractive, seductive) image and fights for humanity, especially for her fellows.
Black Widow, One of Marvel’s Mighty Women
We saw Black Widow, one of Marvel’s superheroes, for the first time in 2010’s Iron Man 2, in which male superheroes appeared in the lead roles. Thus, Black Widow became the first female protagonist of Marvel Comics films. She was an extremely sexy character, had no superpowers, had no special gadgets, was an expert in martial arts and Intelligence, had a natural charm, charm. American actress Scarlett Johansson successfully portrayed the character of Black Widow for eleven years. In Avengers: Endgame (2019), Black Widow sacrificed herself and passed away.
In Black Widow (2021), which was filmed ten years later, the character has changed, Natasha Romanoff has turned into an independent and feminist superhero, now we are faced with a physically and psychologically traumatized young woman who is down on the ground. Australian female director Cate Shortland (Lore, Berlin Syndrome), selected by Marvel, plays with the expectation of the audience: “I want young women to identify with this new Natasha Romanoff. I’m not interested in perfect, theatrical women. I loved Natasha, who is emotional and at the same time fighting with herself.”
We go to the past of Natasha, who says, “I’m tired of running away from my past,” and discover her hidden sides and dark side. The year is 1995, we are in Ohio, USA. Mother Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), father Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian (David Harbour), little Natasha Romanoff (Eva Anderson), sister Yelena Belova (Violet McGraw) have gathered for dinner at their house. Alexei says we will have a great adventure together, they urgently collect his family and start to run away. While they are driving at full speed towards the airport, the deep state is after them. After the action-packed escape sequence, the family comes to Cuba. Here, Natasha and Yelena are separated from their parents and sent to the Red Room to be trained as spies, assassins, and trained killers.
21 years pass. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) became the Avengers, her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh) is a spy, assassin like Natasha. Their paths cross in Budapest. Learning that her archenemy Dreykov (Ray Winstone) is not dead, Natasha decides to finish her unfinished business. She wants to both face her past and return to where it all started. We watch how Natasha Romanoff transforms into Black Widow.
The whole family meets in Russia, together they fight against Dreykov. Cate Shortland does not forget to pay homage to 007 James Bond. Female characters predominate in Black Widow. Although the atmosphere of the film is sometimes full of humor, it is more dominant and dark than other Marvel productions. Events develop in an eerie, suffocating, complex, chaotic atmosphere. Shortland enhances realism and sensuality with close-ups. In the final scene, Natasha references the Russian Neorealism movement in her struggle with Dreykov’s army of widows formed by derelict young women. Venue designs, costumes, color and music choices are successful.
Black Widow is an atypical Marvel franchise. There is a heroine in the lead role, and she is surrounded by strong and daring women. This change coincides with the aftermath of the MeToo movement that started in the USA. Marvel realizes that it is time to abandon its sexist, gender-biased attitude and turn to female superheroes. The most successful example of this is Wonder Woman (2017). All the women in Black Widow rebel against patriarchal power, against evil.
Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbor, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone play in Black Widow, which questions the themes of family, redemption, humanity, the past, maturity, patriarchy, gender discrimination, power, evil and responsibility. Ever Anderson, the daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul Anderson, plays the role of little Natasha. At the end of the credits, the sequence in which Natasha’s sister Yelena takes over, announces that Black Widow sequels are on the way.
Black Widow About
Black Widow is the twenty-fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movie produced by Marvel Studios, based on the comic book Black Widow by Marvel Comics, scheduled to be released on July 9, 2021.
As for her abilities, Natasha is professional in gymnastics, judo, kung fu and so on. At the same time, he can shoot lasers with energy weapons on his 2 wrists and is an expert in technological weapons. Natasha is also an intelligent and strategist commander.
Disney has been planning Black Widow, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in almost two years. With a new decision taken now, the movie will not only be released in theaters. When Black Widow came out, it took its place both on the Disney + platform and in cinemas.
Black Widow agent Natalia Alianovna Romanova, commonly known as Natasha Romanoff, is an orphan born in 1928.