I admit it, I wasn’t really sold on Hawkeye the show at first, especially since I was…well, kinda resentful that he’d lived to get his own show while Natasha just died. But then it turned out the show was actually all about the aftermath of Natasha’s death! And finally finally she got the credit she deserved for y’know saving the entire world and all.
All that and finally Clint has been given the disability he canonically had in the comics, and finally we get to hear a (named) female character say the words “my wife” and finally Clint has to face the consequences of going on a murder spree that one time. It’s been a long time coming for some of that stuff but at last we got there. I enjoyed it very very much, I think it’s the best TV show Marvel’s done since Wandavision.
My only disappointment is with the post-credits scene! (Check it out above.) It was hilarious but I was SO EXPECTING it to suddenly cut to someone else in the audience, perhaps Loki himself (either staring in horror or wildly applauding, both of those things seem in-character) and then it didn’t! Oh and also Aaron Tveit was supposed to be playing the in-musical Steve Rogers but he didn’t in the end and I am SO MAD we were deprived of that. (It would’ve fit in great with Fra Fee being in the show as well.)
But yes, really liked the whole thing, I don’t know if there will be a season two but if there is I want a Yelena-Kate buddy movie type deal and more of Lucky the dog.
The finale of What If was today, and though I’ve had some pretty big quibbles with this show I liked it overall. But I was so confused when Gamora showed up! Pleased but confused, because despite her being on the posters we’d seen absolutely nothing regarding her so far?
This isn’t a bad movie, the opening sequence alone is worth the price of admission, but oh man I just feel like it would’ve landed so much better if it actually had released between Civil War and Infinity War, y’know? Cos since Natasha is dead in the MCU now it just feels so…begrudging. Like it feels more like a origin movie for Yelena as the Black Widow replacement than a showcase for Natasha, which is what it should have been.
BIG SPOILERS ahead:
I was really happy to see the after-credits scene, finally we see that someone bothered to give Natasha an actual grave even! …and yet the touching moment gets ruined when Julia Louis-Dreyfus shows up blowing her nose and making quips. See I hate it when the MCU does that, instantly throwing aside actual emotion and going straight for the jokes and this movie does it a lot. Also the only scene we ever got of someone mourning Natasha post-Endgame and it was just a teaser in disguise for the Hawkeye Show, blegh.
-So the thing referenced in The Avengers about Hawkeye and Natasha in Budapest, turns out that involved Natasha killing a child?! (Or so she thought, but still.) And then in Avengers she and Clint are all cute and quippy about the event which involved Natasha killing a child?! Okay I know that probably it’s just that no-one bothered to go back and check all the dialogue in the previous films but oh my god that makes Natasha sound like a total monster now.
-Melina is much, much too easily forgiven for a character who helped deprive people of their free will and is partly responsible for the Red Room in the first place. (The Mary Sue thinks so too, turns out.) Plus you know, there was that scene where she tortures an animal for at least a minute in front of horrified onlookers, which didn’t EXACTLY endear her to me.
-A lot of Natasha’s driving force in this film is regarding the guilt she feels about the aforementioned child being collateral damage, which is good, except… There is an insane amount of OTHER collateral damage in this film! Even assuming there were somehow no buildings around the very large area where the Red Room fell, what about the cars on the road during the tank chase scene, or the hundreds of people in the prison?! Oh, that’s another trope I hate, I hate it so much. In a movie about someone making up for an act of collateral damage the decision to show all that is… ?!?!?
I’m sorry! I liked a lot of this movie! But I always loved MCU Natasha and I just wish I felt more from her solo movie than, “oh… that’s it?”
The news Marvel fans didn’t want to hear has arrived. Black Widow will not be released on May 1st. Variety confirmed the news today. There is no new release date set for the first film in Phase 4. This follows the major theater chains in the United States shutting down over the last 24 hours,…
To celebrate the occasion, here’s some of my favourite ladies from fiction!
Row 1: Amy Pond (Doctor Who), Sephy Hadley (Noughts and Crosses), Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Rose Tico (Star Wars), Elsa (Frozen/Disney), Melissa Chartres (The Last Man on Earth)
Row 2: Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings/Middle Earth), Quinn Ergon (Final Space), The Thirteenth Doctor (Doctor Who), Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Jane Foster (Thor/MCU), Amy Santiago (Brooklyn 99)
Row 3: Brook Soso (Orange is the New Black), Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Erica Dundee (The Last Man on Earth), Kitty Winter (Sherlock Holmes), Rose Tyler (Doctor Who), Briony Tallis (Atonement)
Row 4: Meredith Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy/MCU), Missandei (Game of Thrones), Rey (Star Wars), Donna Noble (Doctor Who), Carol Pilbasian (The Last Man on Earth), Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Disney)
Row 5: Sansa Stark (Game of Thrones), Ash Graven (Final Space), Tiana (The Princess and the Frog/Disney), Sophia Burset (Orange is the New Black), Misty (Pokemon), Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)
Row 6: Bill Potts (Doctor Who), Mary Brown (Paddington), Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Gwen Stacy (Spider-Man), Jackie Tyler (Doctor Who), Ursula Ditkovich (Spider-Man)
Row 7: Yaz Khan (Doctor Who), Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man), Marceline (Adventure Time), Michelle (10 Cloverfield Lane,), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow/MCU), Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy (MCU)