‘Black Widow’ Succeeds with Strong Story and Acting

Sam Repp, Photography Editor

The Red Room is falling from the sky, and as Natasha Romanoff jumps to catch her sister Yelena Belova, Taskmaster, one of the villains, jumps to catch Natasha before they hit the ground.

That’s a small sample of the action-packed movie “Black Widow,” which came out on July 9 in theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Access for subscribers.  Those who have Disney Plus but did not want to pay $30 have just recently been able to access the film. It can also be seen on Apple TV, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video.

With a budget of $200 million, the “Black Widow” box office revenue was about $380 million in the theaters. Not everyone has been happy, though.

Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, sued Disney because of its early release. The suit was recently settled.  According to Bryan Alexander of USA Today, Johansson said “her agreement with Marvel Studios guaranteed an exclusive release in movie theaters, and her salary was based in large part on box-office performance.”

“Black Widow” is a good movie because of its storyline and the acting. It is a different type of Marvel movie, and the actors did a great job by making the people look and sound realistic.

Audience member Geoff Repp said, “‘Black Widow’ has a pretty interesting backstory for the rest of the Avengers, and learning more about her (Black Widow’s) past and her working with her sister (Yelena) was really interesting.”

The “sisters” haven’t seen each other in 20 years and eventually have to work together. It brought their relationship back.

The ending of the movie was also good. It connected well to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It leaves viewers thinking how and where the MCU is going.