First Reactions To Black Widow Hit Social Media

The MCU's long awaited Black Widow solo movie is just around the corner. Here's what critics are saying in early reactions.


The embargo for social media reactions on Marvel's long awaited and highly delayed Black Widow movie has lifted and the tweets of critics are rolling in. The movie, originally scheduled to release in 2020, finally shifted to a simultaneous Disney+ Premiere Access and theatrical release after being repeatedly bumped off the schedule. Was the wait worth it? According to many reactions--yes.

Early response to Black Widow seems extremely positive, specifically nodding to Florence Pugh who makes her MCU debut as Yelena Belova, another Black Widow agent who sees Natasha as something of a sister.

CBR's Megan Damore called Pugh an "absolute standout," whose future in the MCU looks bright.

Meanwhile, several members of the press nodded to the surprising amount of comedy worked into the "bleak" tone.

Many other critics brought up comparisons to action franchises like James Bond and The Bourne Identity, citing massive action set pieces and the directing style of Cate Shortland, who, like Pugh, is also making her MCU debut. Others used comparison to Mission Impossible and Thema & Louise.

And of course, it wouldn't be a social media embargo lift day without writer Ben Mekkler getting in on the fun with a tweet about the zanniness of the "Russian JC Penny" chase you definitely won't be seeing in the film but will probably want to imagine nonetheless.

Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 9.

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