BLACK WIDOW - A Marvelous Disaster

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  • Darragh Tate
    Darragh Tate Month ago +2728

    I still can't get my head around the fact that they used Taskmaster - a character who copies moves perfectly - in a movie where all the bad guys already fight identically to Black Widow.

    • Mailz Way
      Mailz Way 2 days ago

      @A Ghost. but miles is a completely different character with his own story and not JUST black Peter Parker??? Istg people like you are even more annoying than woke sjws.

    • A Ghost.
      A Ghost. 3 days ago

      @God Zilla what about miles morales, the black spiderman.. if thats not he most "were woke" attempt ever idk what is.... its just a bit platant. the movies and games arent even bad its just kinda like hmmmmmm

    • ApathyEarned
      ApathyEarned 15 days ago

      @Savon Lofton Flash, Mary Jane. Plenty are swapped cuz, Disney.

    • God Zilla
      God Zilla Month ago

      @Cameron Shirley "Don't get me wrong Samuel does a good job". Tell me how you came to that conclusion based on what I said...Also, who was even talking about Elizabeth Olsen?

    • Cameron Shirley
      Cameron Shirley Month ago

      @God Zilla so you’re really telling me you don’t like Samuel L as nick fury, and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda?

  • luke van zyl
    luke van zyl Month ago +330

    She survived so much in this movie that it’s surprising that the fall on endgame actually killed her

    • fight_and_die 157
      fight_and_die 157 Day ago +1

      Mfer would commit a Padme and die of heartbreak if Hawkeye sacrificed himself

  • Cooper Stevenson
    Cooper Stevenson Month ago +368

    Funny thing is, it was David Harbour's idea to sing the song to try to reconnect with his "daughter" after the family reunited. That wasn't a scripted moment.
    One of the best scenes in the movie, and it was total improv by a great actor.

    • Critical surria
      Critical surria Month ago +1

      “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus”- Romans 6:23 “So if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”- Romans 10:9-10
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    • Just Some Werewolf With Internet Access
      Just Some Werewolf With Internet Access Month ago +24

      Most great moments in cinema are. Lots of Peacemakers lines are ad libbed

  • Dark
    Dark Month ago +186

    So instead of Draykov's daughter being taskmaster, I had the idea that they should've left him basically as he is in the comics and made Draykov actually Draykov's daughter in one of those crazy face-changing masks, because her face was all messed up from the explosion, and a body suit pretending to be Draykov, so she could continue to run the red room as him both in spite of and for revenge on her father's murderer.

    • Chris C
      Chris C Month ago +3

      why is this a copy paste form a guy named Bryce H

      about 7 comments down.

    • Chris C
      Chris C Month ago +8

      ​ @Jason Haywood its also a copy paste form a guy named Bryce H

      about 7 comments down.

    • Jason Haywood
      Jason Haywood Month ago +15

      woahhh this is good lol

  • Conflict1914
    Conflict1914 Month ago +37

    TBH i disagree completely on Taskmaster, they did the character incredibly dirty in this movie. I think in the entire runtime Taskmaster only actively copies another characters moves once, and that's on the bridge. Otherwise she's just vaguely using captain america and hawkeye's skillset or being a massive bruiser. Which is hilarious when you learn that the person wearing the suit for a majority of the runtime was actually a stuntguy, and during the unmasking scenes they just edited the actress head onto his body. Makes you wonder why she got the acting credit in the credits sequence when it was the stuntguy on screen for like 95% of the runtime.
    They completely changed Taskmasters character, story and gender, but they did him okay cause she copies people occasionally? Nah. They did the character awfully. And they need to stop genderbending characters for little to no reason. How much of the story would have really changed if they said Taskmaster was a mercenary that the evil guy hired cause he knew Natasha was the best and just sending black widows after her wouldn't work. Or that he knew about the serum and was scared sending too many of them would cause them to also turn on him.
    And by the way, how does it make any sense whatsoever that she can fight the Red Guardian in such a dominant fashion? We're meant to believe the guy is a super soldier at least near the same tier as captain america, Taskmaster in this movie on the other hand is supposedly only mentally conditioned. There's no mention of her having been given a physical boost or any sort of super steroid to boost her capabilities, yet in the fight she's beating the shit out of him and throwing him around and he can't do a thing about it. It's not even that she's more skilled then him and is dodging everything he dishes out, she's just overpowering him. Then at the last second the equally unpowered fake mother backflips her into a cell with minimal effort. The whole series of events makes absolutely no sense. I'm not saying Red Guardian should have won he's a dumbfuck bruiser. I'm saying it should have been more of an even fight that Taskmaster should have won through skill, technique and abusing equipment.

    • Panic
      Panic 5 days ago

      I 100% agree you, man.

  • TheRealBingus
    TheRealBingus Month ago +48

    I enjoyed the total of 5 minutes of Taskmaster interactions in the Spider-Man game more than the entirety of his screen time in this movie

  • Marcus Stevens
    Marcus Stevens Month ago +27

    Another thing worth noting: when the ex-widow sprays Yelena with the antidote and her teammates are contacting her, she never once thinks "Hey, I got sprayed with a cure for mind control. What if I go meet up with my teammates and spray them too? Then we can work together and figure this out". Instead, she just runs for it by herself...

  • KingOfMadCows
    KingOfMadCows Month ago +17

    I liked the first 10 minutes when they were actually doing spy stuff. The movie should have been a tense spy thriller nstead of a ridiculous action film. They could have made it about Natasha breaking into the Raft to free the Avengers or uncovering a government plan to create the Dark Avengers with super villains.

  • Laxhoop 2525
    Laxhoop 2525 Month ago +27

    You remember that really impactful scene from Avengers 1, where Loki really dug into Natasha’s past, and made fun of the idea that she could ever make up for what she’s done? You know how that one scene basically made her a fan favorite instantly, and made people WANT her to have her own movie, all those years ago?

    This movie turns that scene into a joke, by having the fat funny commie man literally say what Loki said verbatim, but in a fatherly way.

    And then, this movie that’s supposed to be the send off to this fan-favorite character, has her defeat the bad guy by “tactically” bashing her f*cking skull against a table. And this is just the start of the list of character assassination and just stupid f*cking writing decisions in this movie, let alone phase 4 as a whole.

    The actual state of modern Hollywood. And people give this f*cking sh*t positive reviews, and even defend it.

    • Anthony Martensen
      Anthony Martensen 28 days ago +1

      You're right about a lot of things, but come on things aren't all bad.

  • Agent Nibbles
    Agent Nibbles Month ago +1322

    I laughed really hard at this but apparently people were asking why she didn't ask any other avenger for help and the director did respond to this and said "it's because she's a strong woman that doesn't need a man to save her". I legit laughed because the movie is about family and the Avengers were like a family that she was disheartened after Civil War but na she doesn't need family because they're all men like WTF?

    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks 3 days ago

      @Agent Nibbles Put the link then.

    • Agent Nibbles
      Agent Nibbles 3 days ago

      @Schlock Jocks Bruh like 2 comments above the person you replied to I left a like with a time stamp to someone who Screenshot the article and presents his stance on that take. Look at it before you flat out say the director never said it.

    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks 3 days ago

      @Paritosh Kumar But the Black Widow director never said this. The OP is lying.

    • Paritosh Kumar
      Paritosh Kumar 3 days ago +1

      Imagine the director directed spider man but Mary Jane saves herself from bad situations because she is a strong women that doesn’t need a man to save her

    • A Ghost.
      A Ghost. 3 days ago

      @Sean Brewer but then that wouldnt be a three hour christmas movie that no one at all likes.

  • Guaseth
    Guaseth Month ago +7

    A nice cast and so much wrong in this movie.

    But the family interactions from the house scene really got me, I think they did them amazing!

  • AvaTheArtFreak
    AvaTheArtFreak Month ago +33

    This somewhat serious action movie has a lot of cartoon logic

  • Fredrik Vold
    Fredrik Vold Month ago +8

    As a Norwegian, I can confirm that the avalanche thing is the most realistic "weird thing" that happens in the entire movie.

  • Jacqi Wei
    Jacqi Wei 11 days ago +2

    IM SO HAPPY THIS WAS MADE- Ive been saying for the longest time that this was such a bad movie especially from a company like Marvel and nobody agrees with me. This means so much to me

  • Skiniox
    Skiniox Month ago +2489

    They turned task master into a suit, need a say more.

    • YeezySkeezy
      YeezySkeezy 3 days ago

      @Vladimir Villiani Elaborate?

    • Genesiscoupe3000
      Genesiscoupe3000 14 days ago +1

      @Hidden Leaf Drip
      I'm making fun of all the people that whine about acting parts being taken by the wrong race or gender.
      Task Master is supposed to be a Man, but they replaced him with a woman.
      I GAURENTEE if Task Master was supposed to be a black woman, everyone would be accusing this movie of "whitewashing". Lol.
      Love the double standards.

    • Hidden Leaf Drip
      Hidden Leaf Drip 14 days ago

      @Jon Coyle It doesn't change the original cannon, this is just their version in the marvel universe. Two years from now they'll just chuck in another version of him like they do with every character

    • Hidden Leaf Drip
      Hidden Leaf Drip 14 days ago

      @Genesiscoupe3000 .............huh?

    • Jon Coyle
      Jon Coyle 16 days ago

      @CLAVIN ZKL The story didn’t stay the same. Now its the daughter and they had to change the original cannon. And Taskmaster is too strong and never should’ve been defeated.

  • Declan Feeney
    Declan Feeney Month ago +4

    The first fifteen minutes and the opening credits were genuinely the best parts of this movie. It should have been all about Natashas time as a Black Widow, the Budapest mission, her meeting Clint and her eventual defection to shield. It should have been much darker and should have felt like a legit spy thriller. It also should have been made 5 years ago.

    Unfortunately none of those things happened

  • hblaub
    hblaub Month ago +11

    Studio: "Why won't the people go into female-lead-cinema?"
    Studio making nonsensical dumb movie.
    Studio: "We found out female actors can not play the main part in a blockbuster movie..."
    Audience: "WTF?!"

  • Luisa
    Luisa Month ago +3

    The only good thing about this movie for me was the fact that it was filmed like five minutes away from my house and I went inside the actual set when they had finished using it.

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  • Panda Dude
    Panda Dude Month ago +2583

    Black Widow feels like a sequel to a movie we should have gotten 2 or 3 years ago. Most of the movie is Natasha reminiscing on events from her past we've never seen and trying to get her family back together who we never saw together ever.

    • Critical surria
      Critical surria Month ago

      “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus”- Romans 6:23 “So if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”- Romans 10:9-10
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    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks Month ago +1

      @BlazingOwnager There's that one interview where Don Cheadle was a jerk to her, but otherwise she got along fine with the rest.

    • BlazingOwnager
      BlazingOwnager Month ago

      @Schlock Jocks Eh, I saw those interviews. Nobody seemed to like her all that much, to be honest.

    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks Month ago +1

      @BlazingOwnager It was her first time meeting them (in the movie storyline), it makes sense though. And Larsen got along great with Sam Jackson, Scarlett and Chris Evans in their interviews together.

    • BlazingOwnager
      BlazingOwnager Month ago

      @Schlock Jocks FYI I get why you'd assume it was a political vendetta because a lot of people have one. But let's be real here for comparison, Scarlett Johansson has more charisma in her small toe than Larson has in her whole body.

  • WimsicleStranger
    WimsicleStranger Month ago +6

    But wait...wasn't it explained that Taskmaster was lethal killing machine because she had a magical chip implanted in her spine/head or whatever? How would a plot-serum somehow fix that? How would a plot-serum somehow 'fix' a problem in the girls that was entirely psychological..i.e., not able to be simply handwaved away?

  • Alexander Hampton-Davies

    I really wish that they just made it an actual origin story about natasha’s time in the red room

  • Ozymandias
    Ozymandias Month ago +3

    I actually had fun watching this movie. The actress that played Yelena did a pretty good job with her character, but maybe I just liked the sillyness that came around here and there. But a film being fun doesn't mean its great.

    I think one of the biggest issues that the story had is that it tries to fit into the huge MCU timeline in a time and in a part of the grand narrative where it doesn't belong to. The film should have come out sometime before Endgame. That's probably one of the reasons why the film is so weird. Its hard to care for a Natasha's family dynamic when we know she's dead in the grand narrative. There is not much hope to see her and her spy-family to hang out and build a relationship or have anything within that spy-action genre to be really relevant. There's some clear limitations given on where the story can go and its noticable.

    one of the limitations is that the villian of the story is an actually MCU-original bad guy. Dude literally doesn't excist in the comics. They made him up from scratch for this plot and turned him into a comically sexist bad guy, its unreal.

  • Bobbert Noodle
    Bobbert Noodle Month ago +4

    This movie is the definition of " TIS BUT A SCRATCH"

  • RODO TV
    RODO TV Month ago +1802

    I completely agree with everything you said This movie should’ve been way darker it’s child soldiers wtf you can’t make me feel bad about literal killers without a deep dive into their minds and why they do what they do

    • Gustavo Pereira
      Gustavo Pereira Month ago

      @Bumble lol

    • ExeErdna
      ExeErdna Month ago +1

      That's the MCU they constantly dips into the darkness then pulls back because of that PG13 rating.

    • Vergil enjoyer
      Vergil enjoyer Month ago +6

      Well disney owns them now. and disney is really anal about making every piece of media they own "family friendly." i dont get why productions like marvel just tell disney to piss off when they try to change there movies. I dont get why they just let the artist's do there thing and then wait for the money to come in. makes no sense to me. Its like they want all the money in the world and wont stop till they have it all. Its psychopathic.

    • Chuck Mann
      Chuck Mann Month ago +25

      Yeah basically the whole mind control drug was just a way to avoid the topics of brainwashing children into being emotionless murder machines which would have probably required an R rating; something studios don't want to do if they plan on selling toys.

    • The cool general grievous
      The cool general grievous Month ago

      Bumble yeah agreed

  • Jocke Persson
    Jocke Persson Month ago +6

    Yeah a russian prison would not allow him to have that toy . I am also curious What was holding the head in place during the whole shipping and inspection phase and how the string is connected to the head and how they modified it to release the head after the string was pulled. But in the end This is a lot easier than just bribing a guard to smuggle it in because Russia has zero corruption.

  • Casey P
    Casey P Month ago +4

    The movie would make a LOT more sense if they showed her getting the super serum at the red room like in the comics. A 2 min scene could make this movie and her entire time in the MCU make more sense

  • Quality Not Included
    Quality Not Included Month ago +2

    I think what bugs me about this films the most (this coming from someone who enjoyed it) is that it feels like it was created by someone who hated the character of Black Widow. The constant moments of Natasha getting hurt, thrown around, etc. all feel malicious and no way show respect in the character or her story. Such a waste.

  • Obi-One Kenerdi
    Obi-One Kenerdi Month ago +4

    I was ok with the opening action scene, as much as it can justifiably can be picked apart, my biggest problem was literally every time the characters take a moment to reflect or talk or the pace slows down they’re always interrupted by another stupid loud obnoxious action sequence.

  • Irene Rudnyk
    Irene Rudnyk Month ago +4771

    The worst part about this movie is actually their accents. As a native Russian speaker it hurts my soul

    • Verbal Taquito
      Verbal Taquito 19 days ago +2

      As an American who natively speaks English, their accents on the film are really really bad lmao

    • Sabalghoo
      Sabalghoo Month ago

      lol were all of them terrible?

    • Kriss
      Kriss Month ago

      Really? What does Russian accent sounds like?

    • jotiko
      jotiko Month ago +1

      What I don't understand is why they have the russian accent at all? HOW am i supposed to believe they are the super mega cool international spies when they have such an obvious "russian" accent? I can't get over it since i saw the first trailer

    • Sabrina
      Sabrina Month ago

      @F RWatch review Badcomedian - Красный Воробей (Russian Pataskyshka vs. USA)

  • Armani V
    Armani V Month ago

    I’m really loving how Elvis’ channel has been ! The extensive research and film reviews. I’m loving it Elvis !

  • Johnnie Murray-Monroe

    @Elvis the Alien I truly love your channel. Thanks for every upload, every joke, every breakdown, critique aand ALL the merch. Never underestimate how much you some how reach people from where you are man. I can't tell you how many times you just happen to make my day better man. Its been a shit show for me and alot of people for that matter. But sometimes just watching you do your thing really makes things brighten up. Thank you. Honestly.

  • Aimee Wilson
    Aimee Wilson Month ago

    There were so many times when my friends and I burst out laughing at the dramatic moments cause they were just so telegraphed.

  • Lisa Haskell
    Lisa Haskell Month ago +2

    I think you misunderstood the ending? From what I gathered, they weren't giving Yelena a "new assignment" they were basically setting her up to want revenge so she would go after Hawkeye? I could be wrong though

  • MegaEmeraldMan
    MegaEmeraldMan Month ago +767

    For those who don't know, this taskmaster is a bastardized version. The real taskmaster is a guy with a photographic memory that allows him to mimic anyone's movements ever since he was a kid. He became a agent of shield, & during a raid of a German base he took a German super soldier serum witch made him stronger overall, but at the cost of losing his memory everytime he learns something new. He became a mercenary because he forgot he was a agent of shield or that he had a wife who constantly tried to help him.

    • leticia
      leticia 21 day ago +1

      thats way more interesting than taskmaster being dreykov’s supposedly dead daughter

    • MegaEmeraldMan
      MegaEmeraldMan Month ago +3

      @Krathify So is a high school kid being bitten by a spider & being given the abilities of a spider, a man exposed to a real life radiation & turns into a big green monster when angry, a big alien guy trying to wipe out half the universe with 6 multi colored rocks. Welcome to the world of comics.

    • Krathify
      Krathify Month ago

      Sounds stupid

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago +6

      @Jason Haywood think it's been changed a few times but basically she was a child in the 1940s. Raised through the black widow program and given enhancements both psychological and physical (including Russian version of super soldier serum) and was a master spy and assassin. Started of as an iron man villain. Recruited Hawkeye who was in love with her. After fighting iron man a few times he changed sides and became the second new avenger after captain America. She decided she loved him too and defected to US. They split, she partnered Daredevil for years then left him to join the avengers after he turned them down

    • Jason Haywood
      Jason Haywood Month ago

      @EyeZ J what’s her backstory in comics if you feel like answering lol

  • Rhetiq 99
    Rhetiq 99 Month ago +6

    This could’ve been a thoroughly heartfelt sendoff for Nat and Scarlett Johansson’s run as the character Logan style but nope, it was yet another messy glorified setup for future movies and shows instead

  • BonkTheSixth
    BonkTheSixth Month ago +14

    I'm a big MCU fan, and this video is entirely fair. Really appreciate how Elvis even actively points out how people love to shit on the MCU just for the hell of it often. It makes it harder for me to criticize Marvel movies, because they will take any negatives and run with it with lines like "MCU should've ended years ago, see??" or the much dumber "MCU dying, and it's because it's now WOKE".

  • LYNN
    LYNN Month ago +13

    People just like it because it centers a "powerful female character" when, ironically, she's a horrible representation. Great representations are Mulan, Brave, even fucking Frozen.

    • Hidden Leaf Drip
      Hidden Leaf Drip 14 days ago

      I think it's more so the fact that Black Widow was one of the most well liked and known characters of the avengers that boosted the ratings for it lol. Even if was bad, a lot of people would be willing to turn their brain off and say it was good to suit their narrative.

      The only part where her being a woman would come in, is yes she is literally the one female "og" avenger that everybody watching the MCU movies trom the start has seen, so yeah she'd be pretty impactful lol.

    • Anthony Martensen
      Anthony Martensen 28 days ago +1

      I don't think that's why the people who like it like it...

    • Daniel Claggett
      Daniel Claggett Month ago +1

      That is literally all movies that have a "strong female protagonist" at the center, they are usually terrible.

  • SteveMartinable
    SteveMartinable Month ago +2

    I strongly believe this movie should have been a prequel with Hawkeye as a “villain”-pre shield(but the organization exists)-pre avengers. It would give a better reason for non use of avengers. It could be her defection from the widow program into shield.

  • Gavin Evans
    Gavin Evans Month ago +742

    The decision to make a Black Widow movie only after she's already dead is a completely baffling awful decision. This had potential to be a Bourne like movie in the MCU but the MCUisms hold it back every time. The humor constantly undercuts any dramatic weight.

    • joe
      joe 6 days ago

      @lego yoda gameing but then captain marvel would be some random overpowered character with no backstory who's only there to advance the plot when needed

    • lego yoda gameing
      lego yoda gameing 22 days ago

      @Mugdalena Crąckowack 🇵🇱 that too but her death would have been more emotional than it was

    • Mugdalena Crąckowack 🇵🇱
      Mugdalena Crąckowack 🇵🇱  22 days ago +1

      @lego yoda gameing they need better screenwriter and director, not different release days

    • lego yoda gameing
      lego yoda gameing 26 days ago +6

      black widow and captain marvel should have switched release dates and it would have been better

    • MooreIsMyName
      MooreIsMyName Month ago +3

      Yeah to me it feels like they tried to mimic guardians of the galaxy. In terms of humor.

  • Chase Richardson
    Chase Richardson Month ago +2

    I watched this movie right when it came out on July 9th for my birthday it was the first MCU movie I ever watched in theaters ever and I’m glad it was I enjoyed the movie. Like Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.

  • Coffee break with Benji

    Taskmaster is my fav anti hero but made him a boring "brainwashed" robot and not go into how cool his lore ACTUALLY is

  • Whiskey
    Whiskey 6 days ago

    8:40 I mean, I've been in a worse crash than that, minus the explosion thankfully. Got really lucky and got out with a scratch or two and was really sore the next day, but yeah a crash like that is totally surviveable.

  • Graham Reid
    Graham Reid Month ago +1

    It baffles me how marvel can release a film like this, and simultaneously release something as original and personal and unique like WandaVision. I still stand by my opinion that the Disney + series are the way forward for marvel.

  • Silas Hurd
    Silas Hurd Month ago +1279

    The thing about this movie is that it acts more of a movie that only exists because
    1. People kept asking for a BW solo film
    2. Just to introduce new characters

    • Matthew Quach
      Matthew Quach 27 days ago

      @Schlock Jocks True, it doing the job that the Black Widow movie failed to accomplish. The only part honoring Natasha was through the post credits.

    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks Month ago

      @Matthew Quach I think that was intentional. The movie was more about setting up Yelena and maybe Alexai and Melina for returns.

      Heck, the Hawkeye series has been doing a better job with making us feel bad Natasha's dead.

    • Matthew Quach
      Matthew Quach Month ago +2

      The irony of this comment is that the movie didn't end up being a black widow solo film, more of an origin story for her successor.

    • John Takiya
      John Takiya Month ago +2

      @Schlock Jocks no, its the whole thing in Hollywood. Everything is about that isn't it American?

    • Schlock Jocks
      Schlock Jocks Month ago +3

      @John Takiya "Muh female empowerment"

      Are you still whiny over what happened in Endgame?

  • Chuck Mann
    Chuck Mann Month ago +1

    Honestly I thought the family aspect was one of the weakest parts of the movie. Yelena and Natasha are ok, but Alexei and Melina were terrible people that just changed their morality 180 degrees for plot convenience at the end.

  • Down by the Willow
    Down by the Willow Month ago

    my favorite part is how they had the perfect opportunity for commentary on how media will show less attention to missing people of color (only really because they shoved almost all their diversity into the nameless roles lmao), and just didn’t mention it. It might’ve taken one line of ADR during that heavy handed speech, but no deal

  • Karla Montalvo
    Karla Montalvo Month ago +1

    The actor who played Alexei (David Harbour) actually admitted to have improvised the sweet scene with Yelena. Honestly my only favorite part of the film and it wasn't even planned by the actual writers.

  • Psyonic Panda
    Psyonic Panda Month ago +8

    I think the army vest pocket joke is probably something about women's clothing having zero pockets. Another good video though, Elvis!

  • Mo Nete
    Mo Nete Month ago +1055

    My biggest issue with this movie is that it's Black Widow's first stand-alone movie and she doesn't feel like the protagonist of her own movie. Literally everyone talks about Florence Pugh's character and Natasha is just a side character.

    • Hardlo
      Hardlo Month ago

      That's the point. It wasn't called Natasha: Black Widow, this was more about Yelena, setting her up for the future, i.e. Hawkeye and whatever future endeavors she's in.

    • denji
      denji Month ago +1

      @Dylan Randall she is just as much of an avenger as iron man or captain america

    • Dylan Randall
      Dylan Randall Month ago

      Natasha IS just a side character. She didn't need her own movie. Same as Hawkeye doesn't need his own show.....Or Falcon or Bucky........

    • denji
      denji Month ago

      EXACTLY SCREAM IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS

    • Jmxnj1
      Jmxnj1 Month ago +3

      @budgetbrick she did kill all those innocent prison guards who were just doing their job

  • Other Stuff With Anthony

    There was an interesting idea I heard from a youtuber, where Taskmaster is an outside force hunting Natasha as she is trying to help Yelana escape and kill the Martin Scorsese lookalike. There is no red gas in this new story just intense mind manipulation that would be a lot harder to cure. It would have been revealed that Taskmaster was a result of one of Natasha's last assignments before she fled to shield. She would have assassinated Taskmaster's parents by shooting them and gravely injuring the son which would be Taskmaster on an Assassination mission. After learning about the mind manipulation shortly after she left Natasha would have believed that she was under the intense mind manipulation that the other black widows were under the whole time allowing her to shift the blame slightly to the main enemy, however it would have been revealed when she confronted Martin that she was the reason for the implementation of the mind manipulation meaning that all of the terrible things she did were of her own free will. Taskmaster would have secretly gotten to the red room and would cause havoc on the black widows there while hunting both Natasha and Martin Scorsese. In the end Natasha would have a brutal confrontation with Taskmaster only surviving because of the guilt that Taskmaster believes she has which would make death an easy escape for her in his mind. In the end there would have been all of the stuff involving the family and most of the film would be almost the same but having Taskmaster as an individual threatening hunter of some kind and would have an actual affect on Natasha as a character.

  • Baybren314
    Baybren314 Month ago +1

    The underbarrel grenade launcher fired at 25:52 has a separate trigger from the gun it's attached to, just in front of the magazine, so it couldn't be fired without reaching for and pulling that trigger.

  • N.N. GAV
    N.N. GAV Month ago

    I'm glad someone has the same sentiment I had with this movie. A lot of good parts, but still a real mess. Felt like everyone min-maxed their luck stat

  • Ромашка 1941

    Enjoyed this review about 100 times more than the movie itself. Keep up the good work. :)

  • BurtonGirl182
    BurtonGirl182 Month ago +900

    My biggest problem with this movie is that it should have given us a reason WHY Nat decides to sacrifice herself more than she and Hawkeye were besties

    • goose chaser
      goose chaser Month ago

      @Minchi the Aoi Girl you are implying you can't adopt lol. There's like 2 comic's where natasha has an adoptive daughter

    • Minchi the Aoi Girl
      Minchi the Aoi Girl Month ago

      Because Nat doesn't have reproductive organs. She knew she cant have a happy family with Bruce/Hulk lol

    • Adrianne519
      Adrianne519 Month ago +4

      I think this movie actually gives even more insight to why she sacrificed herself. In Endgame she said she was going to do whatever it takes to bring her family back, that’s including Clint’s family who had also become family to her, I mean in Age Of Ultron his kids call her Aunt Nat and named their youngest son after her but also did it for everyone else that dusted and I have no doubt that at least Yelena was one of them, it wouldn’t surprise me if all 3 of them had dusted, so to Natasha she was going on to bring ALL of her family back, ALL the people she lost.

      I knew Clint wouldn’t be in this, first it wouldn’t make sense, with the timeline this movie is set he was under house arrest, same with Scott. I was hoping for a Captain America cameo more, that seemed more plausible.

    • Pencil
      Pencil Month ago +5

      @Stephen Grigg it never was, my man is just saying shit lmao

    • Stephen Grigg
      Stephen Grigg Month ago +7

      @LYNN when was it ever implied that their relationship was anything more than platonic?

  • David Lafaye
    David Lafaye Month ago +1

    I watched this movie once and I liked it, but like every other movie , you have to watch it a few times to notice discrepancies. Elvis makes it easier to notice them.

  • TheGurgina
    TheGurgina Month ago

    I am kind of glad that I got out of the Marvel fandom on time, because throughout the movies they made this massive build up for her story that led me to believe they'd create an absolute masterpiece of a movie and this "thing" is what they came up with at the end. It's sad, they could have done so much more...

  • Resting Ninja
    Resting Ninja Month ago +3

    That car crash around 11:30 reminds me of the Call of Duty: WWII train crash where entire train cars are landing around you withing like a foot and giant piles of debris are landing all around you and somehow you're fine.

  • The Lawless 1
    The Lawless 1 Month ago +1

    11:55 this is excellent! and then 12:07 maybe im over parsing but this is such a master piece

  • AlphaSlayer_86
    AlphaSlayer_86 Month ago +225

    I agree with everything you said other than Taskmaster. This movie ruined one of the most badass villains ever.

    • Four Dozen Eggs
      Four Dozen Eggs 2 days ago

      @Elvis The Alien Then why would you say they did him well if you don't know what he's supposed to be?

    • Kilz For Days
      Kilz For Days Month ago

      @Elvis The Alien Well, in the movie they changed his gender.....and he had a photographic memory and was a super soldier......safe to say they fucked it lol.

    • NerdStorm A
      NerdStorm A Month ago +5

      Yeah. I honestly did like this movie and didn't like what they did with Taskmaster. But that's probably my only big problem I had with this movie.

      Idk. I'm probably in the wrong for this but I thought this movie was decent. It's not great but serviceable, certainly better than how they treated Spider-man.

    • Elvis The Alien
      Elvis The Alien  Month ago +65

      I'd probably agree with you if I knew anything about Taskmaster lol

    • Ghost king
      Ghost king Month ago +11

      @A Person to sum it up, Doctor Doom what's the son of a gypsy and a scientist I believe his mother dies and because of his parents he learns to use science and Magic even making a metal suits that covers his body and "detaches himself from the physical realm" in the comics he's one of the smartest characters (Reed Richards being the smartest) he has one shot the Hulk and wants to take over the Earth because he believes it'll bring peace and prosperity and in one comic book The Black Panther God confirms that

  • Kid Ragnarok
    Kid Ragnarok Month ago +1

    I laughed out loud at the post credits scene. Did spooky Red Skull snitch on Hawkeye? How the fuck would anyone outside of the few involved in the time heist even know he was there when she died? It's so stupid I kinda love it.

  • Bear McHoneypots
    Bear McHoneypots Month ago +8

    I think that the zeitgist is that Marvel did their first major run (Phase 1-4) really well, and despite some duds they had a variety of good movies in different “genres”. And it became disingenious and silly to call them childish or shallow or “not real cinema”. They adapted comic book lore in one cohesive (relatively) universe while making it look “believable” or at least not distractingly silly, seeing men in costumes punch bad guys. The effort and skill it took for some of these projects is insane, and much credit to the filmmakers and even the fatcats who let go and let Feige do his thing.
    Granted, they sold out HARD to China, and still had to plug their toys and further movies, and many films were baddd, and the formula got stale for a good while.
    • They ended it on a GREAT note, won many people over, and sealed a positive review after Infinity War - Endgame.

    BUT! The movies since then, pandy or no, have been falling off a cliff. Spider Man 2 was good, not great, but some of the shows were lackluster and Black Widow was garbage. It took the worst of the stale formula, the ridiculousness, and had awful, lazy, execution to boot. If you know people dont care for the character, don’t make the film. If you DO make Black Widow, you HAVE to make sure you dont jusr have Scarlett do crappy fight chereography and cover it with 12 cuts for every 3 seconds because you cant show a single punch or hit.

    YOU HAD WINTER SOLDIER RIGHT THERE. If you want to make this movie, then do it right, especially since the character is AWFUL, not even talking about action scenes. Just do a “bourne” style, spy thriller for Black Widow, may be write a decent character, since ScarJo can act a lot better than anything she’s done in the MCU, Iron Man 2 included. You have the blueprint and the people, improve on the flaws of Winter Soldier, and do a grounded spy movie with tons of dramatic tension and emotion, the character’s dead in the MCU. You can do this so easily.

    Seems like with The Eternals we have MCU going down to the bog standard, Money Generator trash, and not actual movies.

  • bladestrikerr
    bladestrikerr 12 days ago +2

    Strong disagree about the "not convincing Russian accent" actually. This, and not the Hollywood's "bad guy Ivan", is how Russians actually speak English (I know, I am Russian haha). Florence Pugh absolutely nailed it!

  • ArrowwBricks
    ArrowwBricks 21 day ago

    i remember watching this and me and all of my friends fell asleep and I am always the one that gets laughed at for falling asleep through movies lol

  • Justin Cruz
    Justin Cruz Month ago

    I’m so glad you brought up so many complaints I had while watching the movie for the first time just the other night.

  • LyricalXilence
    LyricalXilence Month ago +1

    I was wondering how Natasha survived some of these things. I remember years ago it was theorized she had the super soldier serum. But nope.

  • Roni
    Roni Month ago

    I remember watching this movie with some friends (+my siblings) and going "if taskmaster is going to be a woman, i will murder somebody"

    I just really hate the trope of "oh this person was a woman all a long", also i thought it would have been pretty funny if taskmaster was just some dude

    Well honestly i hated the the first half, it's just moving around without any real content, i almost fell asleep

  • Wilbert Beltman
    Wilbert Beltman Month ago

    You know, with every car crash I thought "They must reveal that they like, jumped out at the last second or something because there is no way she survived this. No human being can survive this" but then you know, they did. I'm suprised with her end in end game, seems like she could have survived that too if she can survive all the shit in this movie!

  • Jay Exci
    Jay Exci Month ago +1742

    Funny you should mention falling asleep. I actually DID fall asleep watching Black Widow.

    • ArrowwBricks
      ArrowwBricks 21 day ago

      same though i fall asleep over every movie lol

    • Critical surria
      Critical surria Month ago

      “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus”- Romans 6:23 “So if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”- Romans 10:9-10
      I share this message with you so you may be saved and have peace for all eternity.
      Have a good day ✝️❤️

    • F L R S H
      F L R S H Month ago

      Well it’s a sjw shitshow no wonder you can fall asleep …

    • LyricalXilence
      LyricalXilence Month ago

      Me Too

    • Minchi the Aoi Girl
      Minchi the Aoi Girl Month ago

      Oh god. Same. I just woke up when the mid credits appeared v:

  • Savish
    Savish Month ago +1

    I think those soldiers jumping off the collapsing sky fortress while still shooting was pretty badass

  • Emma Mullen
    Emma Mullen Month ago +1

    “You’ll most likely fall asleep during it anyway”

    He’s right, I did fall asleep when I watched this movie

  • hamzbeenit
    hamzbeenit Month ago

    my mom actually fell asleep in the theatre lol. they ruined one of my favorite villains, and they did the red guardian dirty. i didn’t like the ending either. but a lot of scenes with task master were dope

  • Compassionate Curmudgeon

    I enjoyed the movie, most of Elvis' complaints can be explained away by the time setting being during the cold war. The US had no idea what russia was doing and vice-versa, it was all paranoia and fear. Black widow movie is pretty much 'what if those fears were founded.' So all the little inconsistencies all just fit into that time period perfectly. The CIA developed shit like cats with listening devices in them, a passenger plane flying extra far is the kind of minor spy shit that would fit right in. A lot of character stuff gets explained as the movie progresses. The plot armor and stunts are all just rule of cool.

    Seriously though, little things like natasha not knowing about blowing up the kid is just false, a later conversation shows she knew the kid specifically would be collateral, but declared it worth it. I guess saying wrong things about a recent movie is a good way to drive comment engagement?

  • Everyone’s A Critic

    This video is hilarious, I loved the movie and it still had me dying

    I will defend the movie in a couple points. The reason Natasha didn’t go looking for Yelena was because she assumed that by killing dreykov she shut down the red room. (Still doesn’t make sense why she wouldn’t look for her sister tho lol)

    Great video, but what can I say, I’m a sucker for spy action movies and this just felt like a mission impossible movie to me

    • Ryan
      Ryan Month ago +1

      You’re comparing BW to the new MI movies? The MI movies are some of the best action movies of the last two decades.

  • sequyah garvais
    sequyah garvais Month ago

    Thank you for making this because Ive had no interest in actually watching this movie because I knew it’d be wack but was still curious on hOw bad

  • Andrei Boston
    Andrei Boston Month ago +1

    When Valentina said "wanna get revenge on the person who killed your sister?" I honestly expected a 3rd plot to bully Thanos

  • Patrick Kelmer
    Patrick Kelmer Month ago

    I turned my brain off watching it in cinema, and enjoyed it - it made me feel like it was 2019 for a while.

  • KingPrintmaker
    KingPrintmaker Month ago +417

    As far as I'm concerned, Black Widow is the best GI Joe movie I've ever seen.

    • Rose REDACTED
      Rose REDACTED 19 days ago

      @Wolfgang Kranek It feels like a nonsensical version of the SPARTAN II program from Halo. At least in that, humanity is an interstellar empire that has a fighting chance, albeit a poor one, against the Covenant. They can definitely afford to lose nine out of ten people to the horrors of extensive genetic manipulation.

      In this it's just Russia alone and not even either gender, *only* girls. And it's one in twenty instead of one in ten... how does this program even exist??

    • Wald Biber
      Wald Biber Month ago +1

      @Wolfgang Kranek Yeah an i'm astonished how diverse they are... given that russia has a totally different history in terms of migration than the US.

    • KingSnakke
      KingSnakke Month ago

      @Simon Ghost Riley There's Genocidal Organ, which despite not being super faithful to its novel, is still better than this superhero shitshow

    • Wolfgang Kranek
      Wolfgang Kranek Month ago +7

      Russia must have an unlimited pool of beautiful, perfect physical healthy and intelligent women.
      Since they kill 19 of those for every surviving Black Widow - what a waste.

    • Simon Ghost Riley
      Simon Ghost Riley Month ago +19

      It's the best Just Cause movie I've seen... because there isn't another. And it's also the best Metal Gear movie I've seen but that won't last, they're making one.

  • Alfred Soul
    Alfred Soul Month ago

    The reaction clips in this one got me really good.

  • K T
    K T Month ago

    I love movies with big explosions and daring rescues but I would have loved if they made this into more of a spy movie. I mean that’s literally where her talents lie so it would have been cool to see her use all of her skills that she learned over her life to infiltrate and being down the black widows from the inside.

  • VašVoljeniStanoje
    VašVoljeniStanoje Month ago

    When I watched it with my bro first 15 min we laughed so hard but later on when we saw that movie is deepshit the whole time, we stopped laughing. And yeah, watching it without brain works just fine!

  • theLastDictator
    theLastDictator Month ago +1

    Bro, pretty much everything you didn't understand is explained by paying attention to the movie. Like seriously, it's not even subtle or hidden (well maybe subtle for a Marvel flick). This was truly a CinemaSins level review, gratz.

  • scottpilgrim920
    scottpilgrim920 Month ago +306

    Fun fact: The younger Natasha is played by Ever Anderson, daughter of Milla Jovovich and Paul W.S. Anderson. She also played young Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter!!

    • Silas Hurd
      Silas Hurd Month ago

      Huh. That’s actually pretty cool to know

    • ezra Goldberg
      ezra Goldberg Month ago +1

      Ever? Celeb children's names are something else

    • Oleksandr Byelyenko
      Oleksandr Byelyenko Month ago +5

      So that's why the girl looks like Mila Jovovich

    • David Rodriguez
      David Rodriguez Month ago +11

      Fun fact: your mother and father are brother and sister

    • Wes Stewart
      Wes Stewart Month ago +14

      @Yung Murk that’s cold…you 100% right..but still

  • elyana
    elyana Month ago

    I loved the movie. It entertained me and that was more important to me than logic

  • CallMeFi
    CallMeFi Month ago

    You know, I really enjoyed this movie. It's not great or even very good but it was perfectly fine, although it came out waaay too late. I honestly think people would have felt different about this if it didn't come out after Endgame (I think it should have come out after Civil War, when it's set). Point is, Marvel has churned out far worse shit than this.

    What I will defend though, is the line about girls being a resource the world has too many of. It must take a very cynical and priviledged mind to miss how that's the only grounded line in the whole movie. Maybe have a look at sex trafficking, honour killing, bride kidnapping etc. Nobody gives a shit about young girls. If you wanted to start an army and you needed members to brainwash from essentially birth, there's an ungodly amount of young women that will not be missed and real life has proven that.

  • NERCE
    NERCE Month ago

    Between you and Mauler, I know now that I'm missing a lot by not seeing this movie: a lot of contrivances and convenient writing tropes. Great video. God bless you and all who find this comment well.

  • Alex Stockwell
    Alex Stockwell Month ago

    The thing that bothered me the most about this film was actually how it made Black Widow's sacrifice in End Game much less meaningful. She didn't want Hawk Eye to die because despite the fact they meant so much to each other, he had a family and she did not. Her whole story has always been around this... The avengers were always her only family, and that's why she made the decision she did for the infinity stone. She has many voice lines supporting this thought process in all the previous films.

    It's clear the family subplot in this film was badly shoehorned in with little thought for continuity. The existence of this movie just makes her death in seem shallow, or that despite everything that happened she still didn't consider Yelena or her fake parents real family after all lol

  • BlazingOwnager
    BlazingOwnager Month ago +265

    Half the injuries Black Widow takes in this would have killed freaking Thor.

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago

      @Queen Cersei Lannister that's nice, I'll never know🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Queen Cersei Lannister
      Queen Cersei Lannister Month ago +1

      @EyeZ J Oh man Hawkeye Mini Series is great!

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago

      @pizza time why? Introducing Echo and using her properly are 2 different things. To be fair I haven't watched it and I don't intend to so good luck to them.

    • pizza time
      pizza time Month ago +2

      @EyeZ J Hawkeye introducing Echo; a character with photographic reflexes like taskmaster, says that the show’s writers care and know far more about the source material than this movie’s writers do

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago +2

      @GOT EM I strongly suspect many of the writers don't know the source material. Wouldn't be a problem if they replaced it with half decent alternatives

  • Andrew Orders
    Andrew Orders Month ago

    I liked it more or less, except when it was trying to tell jokes. I've never seen humor fall this flat.

  • CrispyLewis95
    CrispyLewis95 Month ago

    The way they played with Black Widows power level pulled me straight out of the movie.

  • Sal Sanchez
    Sal Sanchez Month ago

    Never saw the movie but just watching this video makes me roll my eyes. I mean, I'm ok with Black Widow and the others being indestructible BUT....everything else??? So, in this universe, explosives dont TEAR and RIP thru anything??? They just shove u...really hard???

  • jeremy toutain
    jeremy toutain Month ago

    I didn't realize how much of this movie I slept through until I watched this video.

  • Alfred Vickers
    Alfred Vickers Month ago +446

    The ridiculous level of invulnerability could have made some sense if they had simply revealed that Black Widows were given some version of the super soldier serum (having synthesized it from the Winter Soldier's blood or something, I don't know). The writers didn't even bother to make that simple retcon. They just didn't care.

    • BigfootUnibrowMan
      BigfootUnibrowMan 25 days ago

      @Alfred Vickers Cuz dey need to hav STRONK Wahmen

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago

      @pizza time it is absurd but doesn't ruin the movie. There are quite a few other things that did that (not that it was awful, just not good)

    • pizza time
      pizza time Month ago +1

      Comic book movies pretty much never break my suspension of disbelief but this movie forgets that Natasha is not physically enhanced so the stunts she and Yelena pull off in this movie are just straight up absurd

    • Kae Kae
      Kae Kae Month ago

      Tbf she has fought on the level of proxima midnight who is avenger level (fighting scarlet witch for a time). As well as other feats that aren’t human. It’s not crazy to see she has is highly durable and capable. It’s just one of those things you have to accept just by power scaling.

    • EyeZ J
      EyeZ J Month ago

      @Alfred Vickers because it's not in the movies 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Ghost King
    Ghost King 14 days ago +1

    Here is the thing about this movie in my opinion: it didn’t pass my expectations but it wasn’t far below it, I was only a sliver bit disappointed but otherwise it was fine for me, I expected a 8/10 for it btw and it was an 7.5

  • gay dog [lgbtqia rights!!]

    i didnt know anything about these characters before going into the movie and it was honestly really confusing. i liked the action but it felt like it was just happening

  • RJ MacReady
    RJ MacReady Month ago

    Seen some lacklustre movies lately. But it had been a while since I saw an actually, TRULY terrible movie. This was definitely it.

  • Cyberbug
    Cyberbug Month ago

    I have to disagree with your take on taskmaster. Turning a fun merc character with a lot of great potential to a nothing character whose just basically snake eyes was a massive disappointment

  • Paragon Bourne
    Paragon Bourne Month ago +288

    This might be controversial, but as a pretty big black widow fan, I think this is one of the worst marvel movies.

    Such a disappointing send off for Natasha. She deserved better.

    • Silas Hurd
      Silas Hurd Month ago

      That’s because this is a story of how Natasha prepared her sister Yelena to be part of the MCU

    • Paragon Bourne
      Paragon Bourne Month ago

      @tax fraud I meant controversial as in I think this is the worst mcu movie. Like even worse than Thor the dark world

    • tangera
      tangera Month ago +7

      @Bad Tits THIS !!! i was hoping they would include hawkeye in the movie to show how they developed their friendship. i also feel it didn’t make much sense to show her as an adult reuniting with her family when she always said she never had one, even before she died. and then showed her sister visiting her grave. it felt weird, out of place, and rushed to me

    • Bumble
      Bumble Month ago +1

      Yeah this movie was so boring I hated it so much

    • tax fraud
      tax fraud Month ago +1

      it’s not controversial, you commented this on a video roasting this movir

  • J-Jeaze
    J-Jeaze Month ago

    This has to be the funniest one you have done in a while! This movie was a disaster in every sense.

  • AkuraTheAwesome
    AkuraTheAwesome Month ago +2

    "Do not question the product.

    Consume the product" - Disney shareholders