I’ve already seen Black Widow and I got here away with blended emotions.
As I famous in my evaluate, regardless of a variety of very enjoyable motion scenes and a few nice fights, the film is simply too lengthy and too inconsequential to maintain audiences’ consideration. Chopping a few of the fats off would have made it a lot better, however at 2 hours and 14 minutes it’s simply too lengthy for its personal good.
I’ve additionally mentioned how the movie is being framed as a feminist “woman energy” flick, with one critic saying it places “males of their place” which I discover greater than a bit preposterous. It’s definitely a film with some badass feminine protagonists, however they’re not badass as a result of they make males uncomfortable. They’re badass as a result of they’re stone chilly killers who know learn how to struggle and might tackle super-villains with none super-powers of their very own.
In any case, one of many villains they encounter is Taskmaster—a mercenary super-soldier from the Marvel comedian books whose energy is the power to imitate the powers and skills of others. He can copy combating types, he tosses round a protect that’s an terrible lot like Captain America’s (although it’s not comprised of the identical actual combination of Vibranium and Adamantium) and this makes him a formidable foe—within the comics and the film.
I’m making a prediction earlier than Black Widow hits theaters and Disney+ Premiere on July ninth that Taskmaster goes to be one of many movie’s extra controversial figures. I’m not saying why—you gained’t get any spoilers out of me—however I’m keen to wager that when the movie is out we’ll have have a bombardment of suppose items and YouTube movies and social media and discussion board posts all about Taskmaster and why the character is [insert opinion here]. Will you like Disney’s model of Taskmaster or hate Disney’s model of Taskmaster? We’ll quickly discover out.
I actually like Fortnite’s model of Taskmaster!
So my guess—primarily based on years of interacting with followers and think-piece writers on-line—is that some individuals will hate this model of Taskmaster, some individuals will merely be disillusioned, others will love and sing this model’s praises and much too many individuals will make political hay out of the entire thing. In the meantime, most Black Widow viewers have possible by no means heard of the character and gained’t care about any of the controversy surrounding the character.
That is all simply my predictions, nevertheless. I may very well be completely unsuitable. I’ve made a video with some additional musings on the topic, so examine that out beneath and make sure you subscribe to my fledgling YouTube channel. Thanks!