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‘Black Widow’ Review: A Passably Generic Blockbuster

On this edition of the The Global Film Show report, Editor-In-Chief Diego Andaluz gives his quick thoughts on Black Widow. Joined by numerous global contributors, they’ll discuss their in-depth thoughts on the technical and thematic strengths and shortcomings of the film, among other notable highlights on an upcoming episode of the podcast.

Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A middle-of-the-road, unimpressive blockbuster that only shines in fleeting moments of what seems like creative innovation but in reality is just the employment of standard filmmaking techniques that haven’t been used in the MCU. This film would feel right at home in the early years of the franchise. Not only because that’s when it would’ve held some sort of relevance, but because it plays like the type of unambitiously rote origin film that was prevalent in that era. Simply put, it’s the definition of passable.

– Diego Andaluz

Black Widow is directed by Cate Shortland, stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh and Rachel Weisz , and comes to theaters and Disney+ on July 9th.

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