THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
Merry Christmas!! It's time to reveal my #7 film of the year and my second Marvel film on the list after Eternals at #8 yesterday. I hope you have a happy and safe holiday with your family and friends.
We had to wait well over a year for this film because of Covid, but it was worth the wait. Yes, the Russian accents might be a little rough in places, but it's a comic book after all, it doesn't have to be realistic. I mean, the climax of the film takes place on a floating laboratory in the clouds.
Suspending reality aside, I loved this film and the way it wrapped up Natasha Romanov's (Scarlett Johansson) story in the MCU while at the same time fleshing out her backstory and setting up her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh) to somewhat take over the role of the Black Widow character as the MCU goes into he future. We even got to see her return to the screen earlier this month in he last few episodes of Hawkeye on Disney+.
I really hope we get to see some of the other characters we were introduced to in this film including Natasha and Yelena's parents (David Harbour and Rachel Weisz) along with Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko) and Natasha's fixer/supplier Rick Mason (O-T Fagbenle). The film provided a good introduction to all these characters, but as they were extensions of Natasha's story, I"m not sure if we'll see them in the MCU beyond this film.
Black Widow is available on Disney+ and if you haven't checked it out yet, go watch it today.
Don't forget to check out the rest of my top ten list:
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?