The Spoilers thread

Discussion in 'Black Widow' started by Web-Head, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Fosterson Registered

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    Given that the Russian market is quite small, it's nowhere near as financially prohibitive to p*ss them off as it is with the Chinese.

    That's why a movie like The Death of Stalin was made, even though they knew Russia would ban it (as they did). By contrast, doing "The Death of Mao" would probably be a lot harder and less profitable.
     
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    I rewatched again and third act just disappointed me even more. I never found Dreykov menacing. Just another monologue-ing bad guy with vague threats about controlling the world. Another floating fortress crashing to the ground like we’ve seen before in Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Endgame. A love for a “family” that isn’t referenced at all in Endgame. At the very least Nat could have mentioned them to Clint on Voldimir.

    Loved Yelena and Red Guardian and hope they show up again. But glad I didn’t make an effort to see this in theaters.
     
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  3. SirStrangefolk Champion of Life

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    I wonder if there's any chance they'll go Leviathan in the future. That's who the Contessa Valentina was ultimately working for in the comics. And they were also involved with the Red Room in Agent Carter. The latter may or may not be fully canon anymore, but it was written by Markus & McFeely who also wrote the Captain America trilogy + Infinity War and Endgame, so it may actually have been part of writers room discussions within Marvel Studios. And they did reuse James D'Arcy. I guess we'll see in the Marvel Legends: Peggy Carter episode if they include anything there. On the other hand I could also understand them not wanting to deal with another Hydra-like organization right now.
     
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  4. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    If so I don’t think they should be villains given they were freed from this programme and knowing what they’ve been made to do against their own will. I would like to see them again if they are good or neutral going forward.
     
  5. Enriquespy Registered

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    Well, the movie was ok. It's just that almost everything this movie did "The Winter Soldier" did much better.
     
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    I really can't speak to that.
    At the time, I was too busy enjoying BW to compare the two.
     
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    I very much respect your opinion.
    But,I saw BW in theaters.
    I cannot imagine doing it any other way.
     
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    Am I the only one here who after seeing the film, imagined that before we see ScarJo return as Natasha, we might somehow see her in a flashback as Natasha's mother trying to rescue her daughter from the Red Room?
     
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    I loved Leviathan's portrayal in Agent Carter. Personally, I thought that was sufficient as a sort of Russian SHIELD but I'm sure they can bring it back if they have the right story for it. With the demise of SHIELD, though, it feels more redundant. Although I feel the same way about Hydra.
     
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    The similarity between the Cap/Bucky and BW/Taskmaster dynamic is pretty superficial, though. Cap's whole crisis is with the idea of his best friend being brainwashed into doing horrible things (through no fault of Cap's, Cap remains a morally uncompromised hero throughout), and subsequently being the only person who still believes in him. BW's crisis is all about the fact that she once attempted to straight up murder a child in order to get at the child's father and now has to atone for what she did.
     
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    I feel like the film didn't even accomplish the atonement part very well.

    Nat finishes the job (killing Dreykov/the Red Room), but it feels more like she's fixing a grocery list item that she forgot instead of grappling with guilt she's carried for 20 years.

    The only time Nat seems emotional about it is at the very end of the movie, but even then it's resolved too neatly.
     
  12. Enriquespy Registered

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    Yes there are are different emotional beats and story arches. But still: Past hunts me! Bad organization still exists!! Badass antagonist is brainwashed and flips cars with cool weapon! Let's take the big floating ship down in the climax! tease future project with a chat in a cemetery!
     
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  13. Mysteryman Registered

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    In the case of TWS,
    It was just a joke that was an excuse for A Pulp Fiction Reference on the tombstone.
     
  14. Web-Head Oh boy yeah

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