Black Widow is a 2021 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is directed by Cate Shortland and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow. The film is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and follows Natasha as she confronts her past and tries to stop a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the lives of many.
The plot of the movie centers around Natasha Romanoff’s past and her relationship with her surrogate family, made up of fellow trained assassins including Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Melina Vostokoff (Rachel Weisz), and Alexei Shostakov (David Harbour). Together, they face off against the villainous Taskmaster and the organization known as the Red Room, which trained them to be assassins.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with praise given to the performances of the cast, particularly Johansson and Pugh. It was also noted for its action sequences, humor, and exploration of themes such as family, redemption, and sacrifice. Black Widow was released in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access in July 2021.
Duration: 134 min.