SPOILERS: DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED BLACK WIDOW
As we speak, Black Widow is having what looks like a successful opening weekend at the box office. And good for Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, director Cate Shoreland, and everyone else involved after the year long pandemic delay. It’s a good film (you can read my review HERE).
But boy, that end of credits scene could have a lot of us feeling a lot of different ways.
The tearjerker deals with Yelena at her sister’s grave, giving off their shared whistle.
We’re ready for almost everything. But boy, I know I would have loved to hear that whistle returned before cutting to black.
That’s not what we got.
Instead we got Valentina Allegra De Fontaine (played wonderfully by Julie Louis-Dreyfuss) telling Yelena that Clint Barton was responsible for her sister’s death. This sets up a potential showdown for “Hawkeye” due out later this year on streaming.
Black Widow is an emotionally draining film. From those opening credits that involve young girls getting kidnapped from their families and brainwashed, to the hard charging ending, it takes a lot out of you.
It was jarring, that’s for sure. But I know both audiences I watched this movie with were both energized and appalled for our heroes.
That’s worth clarifying. They enjoyed the movie (from those I spoke to) but the stinger made them angry. They did not walk out of the theater happy in the traditional sense.
It was an effective and memorable way to close things out. That’s for sure.
How did you feel at the end of Black Widow? And what did you think about the film’s other controversy involving villain “The Taskmaster” (story HERE).