long awaited from marvel Feature film The Black Widow fate , both in theaters and through with Premier Access. On Thursday, those who have seen it shared their first thoughts on the first film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, another woman trained as Black Widow. David Harbor of Stranger Things plays Red Guardian, the father figure of heroes.
CNET staff member Sean Keane was one of the new movie’s many delusions.
“As has been the case with most recent Marvel Studios releases, I didn’t want Black Widow to end,” he wrote. “It pleased me like Mission Impossible, Bourne and Bond at their best, and I can’t wait to tell everyone about it after its July 9 release.
Like ‘Bond at its best’
The iconic Florence Pugh
Fandango’s Erik Davis also mentioned the James Bond and Mission: Impossible franchises, and was one of the many critics to highlight Florence Pugh’s performance.
“The Marvel movies are back! Davis tweeted. “Black Widow is a tense, action-packed spy thriller that really complements Natasha’s story in a visceral and emotional way. Florence Pugh crushes her and is an instant icon of the MCU. It’s like the movie. Leap from the MCU with undertones of Mission: Impossible and Thelma & Louise. “
Wrote BuzzFeed’s Nora Dominick, “Black Widow could be one of my favorite solo origin movies in the MCU.”
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But read the first reactions carefully. Some – including the one below we included earlier from Ben Mekler mentioning a “Russian JCPenney” – are intentional jokes. But who wouldn’t want to see Black Widow do battle with a bigmouthed Billy Bass?
Look for CNET’s full Black Widow review on June 29.