The first reactions to the upcoming “Black Widow” movie have surfaced on social media, and a lot of the reviews appear to be positive.
The reviews — which released at 10 a.m. MT — give a look at the upcoming Marvel prequel film, which will tell the story of Black Widow as she returns home to fight alongside her family. The film takes place after “Captain America: Civil War.”
“Black Widow” star Scarlett Johansson told ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview that she always wanted to make sure the film — though in some ways a prequel — pushed the MCU story forward.
- “Post-‘Civil War’ felt like a good time to start. We never intended on doing an origin story,” Johansson said. “I never wanted to do an origin story because I just didn’t want to go back, back. I wanted to move forward, even though we are going back, but it all makes sense when you see it. It felt like a good time because Natasha, she has always been, she’s always worked for someone. She’s always been a part of some operation. She’s always had some safety net. Not necessarily, I don’t know if safety net is the best way to put it, but she’s always been an operative, and she’s actually never really had to, for better or worse, make any decisions for herself.”
First, I’ll point to this social media review, which comes from a very specific writer you may have heard of:
Early review for #BlackWidow — Wow. What a journey. Brilliant film with high emotional moments, crazy good action scenes, simple twists that shock but aren’t forced. Most importantly — it knows what kind of film it wants to be and it leans into it. pic.twitter.com/aZdLIWvqpc— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) June 17, 2021
Here’s a breakdown of other social media reviews for the film so far.
Marvel movies are back and Phase 4 kicks off with the very entertaining and action-packed #BlackWidow. Giving us a long-overdue look at Natasha's backstory, with solid performances throughout and thrilling set pieces that demand you see this movie on the biggest screen possible. pic.twitter.com/Pr6qeBlSGQ— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) June 17, 2021
#BlackWidow was better than I thought it would be!— Jacob (@JacobDFilm) June 17, 2021
Although there’s some excellent action, what pulled me in was the really powerful themes & character moments the film presented.
Easily Scarlett’s best performance as Nat, and Florence Pugh is brilliant as Yelena. pic.twitter.com/CDjKJm4nVq
#BlackWidow is a great action spy thriller, with some unexpected surprises.— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) June 17, 2021
The film is raw and emotional. Florence and Scarlett thrive together on screen while David Harbour is a scene stealer.
Scarlett goes out on top in what might be her final outing as the titular character pic.twitter.com/KHJtLOOnpz
Although #BlackWidow feels very much like MCU films of the past with its Marvel-patented tone and lackluster villain, it’s bolstered by well-directed action and great leading performances from Johansson and Pugh, whose chemistry is the highlight. Review coming to @DiscussingFilm pic.twitter.com/yWAp8W7e4d— jeremiah (@thespeedforces) June 17, 2021
Marvel movies are back! #BlackWidow is a tense, action-packed spy thriller that truly completes Natasha’s story in a visceral & emotional way. Florence Pugh CRUSHES it & is an instant MCU icon. This is like the MCU's Bond movie w/ shades of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE & THELMA & LOUISE. pic.twitter.com/bauc2XVQlF— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 17, 2021
The #BlackWidow cast is great at building fun, larger-than-life characters, but Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova is an ABSOLUTE STANDOUT. Marvel fans will ADORE her. I walked away from this movie excited about her future involvement in the MCU. She'll be an instant fan favorite.— Meagan Damore (@metathor) June 17, 2021