Black Widow

Black Widow ★★½

It’s fine! For a film with such an interesting premise of literally liberating women from the horrible control of an old white man, for a film directed and produced by women, there sure is a lot of ass on display in most of the beginning shots. They even make the joke about Natasha’s pose being very “all eyes on me”, and yet continue to sexualize specifically Natasha and the Widows. You can say all you will thematically, but you’re still perpetuating the male gaze so it’s kind of a killing your point. 

Not to mention that you already also killed Black Widow which just made the whole thing feel like too little too late. The whole ending of “oh you’ve been a good friend to me” and “I’ve finally found my family” was just so laughable cause we all know she just goes off and dies— which she isn’t even respected enough to be able to do in her own movie. Watching the after credit at her grave made me feel dirty.

Aside from all of that, Pugh and Harbour killed it, I thought they were great. I’m glad Rachel Weisz got to crush an action hero role at 50, you don’t get to see that too often. Today’s special shout out goes to Ever Gabo Anderson, we love to see her getting into the industry like her parents.

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