Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in Black Widow (2021) Director Cate Shortland
Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova in Black Widow (2021) Director Cate Shortland
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I’m dumb and hardly ever have time to check, but is black widow available on Disney+ yet w/o having to pay more on top of the subscription??
Year: July 9, 2021
Director: Cate Shortland
Screenwriter: Eric Pearson
Actors: Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova / Black Widow, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian, O-T Fagbenle as Rick Mason, Olga Kurylenko as Antonia Dreykov / Taskmaster, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Ray Winstone as Dreykov, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff / Black Widow
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Synopsis: Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
My Rating: 7.5/10
My Thoughts: [Potential Spoilers]
Overall, a solid addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was funny and entertaining and touching at times. The pace was a little slow.
The beginning threw me off at first. I thought, who are these people, what’s going to happen, how are they involved? Yet, by the end of the sequence during the reveal of Natasha as a child, and the undercover spy family, I was invested. Even though technically they were the bad guys, they had us rooting for this cobbled together family. Which becomes something to carry us through the rest of the film.
I liked Yelana’s character a lot. She’s funny and young, and I can see her having a larger role in the tv universe. It was a nice farewell to Natasha’s character, not that she’s ever been my absolute favorite in the series. I was almost afraid they were somehow going to bring her back to life in the end credits. I liked Melina’s character. She was smart, soft, and still a badass. Alexei, I understood why they made him the way he did, but they spread the bravado a little too thick, and I found him more annoying than humorous.
What the movie could have done a little better was to introduce The Red Guardian and Rick Mason’s character’s more. It’s a small complaint really, because they were only side characters in the scheme of things. Maybe we’ll get more Red Guardian information in the TV shows. The Soviet super soldier is an interesting angle.
My favorite part of the movie, was the the montage of the girls being taken and indoctrinated into the widow program. It gave the movie such a dark and gritty feel, and I wanted the movie to continue on with that. I was careful not to watch any of the trailers, so I had no idea of the direction the movie was headed. So, I was disappointed when it wasn’t so much about Natasha’s life as a spy and defecting into SHIELD, but instead ended up being what it was. Which is one of the downfall’s of a franchise; there is a certain mood and expectation meant for the movies. If Black Widow were to depart and get darker and grittier, it wouldn’t fit with the rest of the films.
Yelena: Are you marrying Captain America?
Natasha: Yelena, shut up.
Yelena: (mocking offence) Hey, I'm just wondering.
Natasha: (ignoring her)
Yelena: Ok, I'll stop. But can you imagine it? The press will be crazy! You will be the Avenger's power couple.
Yelena: Ok, ok. But really, it would be the wedding of the century!
Natasha: (looking daggers at her)
Yelena: (feigning innocence) I mean, he has literary lived a whole century.
Yelena: (smiling mirthfully) And it almost took him that long to realize you were flirting with him...
Why am I making a video for these two? (also includes Agatha, John Walker and Valentina)
I just wanted someone to comfort Yelena and for some reason Mobius popped into my head...
YELENA BELOVA IS JUST A PRECIOUS BEAN AND DESERVES THE WORLD
the opening credits of black widow are immaculate, I can't stress this enough. the music, the cinematography, the everything.
what makes it scarier is how realistic and depressing it is. human trafficking. children being brainwashed and turned into killers. nat's life in the red room (and the trauma she got from it) was mentioned in the age of ultron so many times, but instead of emphasizing on this part of it, they chose to focus on how nat is a "monster" because she can't have kids. I'm so glad that the movie didn't sugarcoat this, but I think they could've told us more about the red room, and how natasha actually escaped and dealt with the trauma after she escaped.
the opening credits give me goosebumps. every single time.
just this shot on its own is so powerful.
"here we are now, entertain us"
the fact that the entire movie nat kept calling the avengers her family and there wasn't one sign of the avengers at her gravestone is just very... confusing to me.
a revelation I have had from watching black widow is that..
i, in fact, am a poser 😌😌.
BLACK WIDOW STARTER CALL!
** Capping at the 10 or 12.
** Natasha is limited.
Comment ‘❤️’ for a Natasha starter
Comment ‘💛’ for a Yelena starter
Comment ‘💜’ for a Melina starter
Yelena: In my defense, I was left unsupervised. Natasha: Wasn't Y/N with you? Y/N: In my defense, I was also left unsupervised.
The thing I love about Clint and Natasha is how close they are without being romantic that’s important but not done enough in media.
Title: Winter's Frost Chapter: 18/? Fandom: MCU Rating: R to be on the safe side Pairing: Loki/Bucky Summary: Loki never told anyone the real reason he became so obsessed with Midgard. Much better to let them think he wanted to hurt his brother than draw their attention to the one thing in the universe that makes the God of Mischief truly vulnerable.
"If I hadn't carefully orchestrated it myself, I'd be deeply embarrassed that I was defeated by this band of buffoons!"
Bucky shook his head, hiding a smile as he ran his fingers through Loki's dark hair. "Just because you're a genius doesn't mean they're idiots. They might prove helpful."
Rolling his eyes, Loki grumbled, "It took them three days and the deaths of eighty innocent people to even bother trying to assemble a team."
"And who killed those people?"
He tensed. "A building collapsed on them! It was hardly my fault. Though they were quick to assign the blame to me, of course."
"If a building collapsed on them, can you really blame The Avengers for not rallying in time to save them?"
Shaking his head, he framed his lover's infuriatingly pretty face with both hands and kissed him. "Do be a dear and shut up."
Bucky smirked. "Put my mouth to better use, then."
"Haven't I already?"
"Alright, that's enough!" Stark chose that moment to burst through the door he'd locked them behind so he and the other Avengers could argue uninterrupted. "Frosty, Manchurian Candidate, you're up. And quit slobbering all over each other! I didn't put you in here to make a porno."
"I didn't ask you to film us," Loki shot back, his playful smirk turning into a grin when he felt Bucky tense and shake beneath him with suppressed laughter.
"Can he even consent?" He glanced at Bucky. "Can you even...? Do you even know what sex is? Just how scrambled is your brain?"
"I've got a kid," Bucky reminded him, all amusement gone from his suddenly steely expression. "I think I've got a pretty good handle on the process, yeah. My memory's spotty at best, but I'm not a robot." Under his breath, he grumbled, "Just make sure Natalia-sorry, Natasha – sticks to English, and we'll be fine."
"No one will ever use those words against you again," Loki swore, letting out an irritated huff at Stark's pointed look and making a grand show of his reluctance to comply as he peeled himself off of his beloved's lap. "Well? What is it you need?"
"Information. What this Thanos guy is after, where he's going, how long we've got... We need to know what you know."
"In general? We haven't that much time." Bucky pinched his arm and Loki rolled his eyes again. "Pertaining to the issue at hand, I'm afraid I've very little to offer." Still, he and Bucky followed Stark back out into the main room, hand in hand, to face the rest of the rather tense people who still believed Loki had been trying to kill them only a week earlier.
"Why should we trust you?" Banner asked him point-blank before he'd even reached the table the others were seated around.
Loki snorted. "Oh, heavens, don't! Never trust anyone."
Sighing, he gave Thor a snarky look and went on, "If I think there's even a chance your deaths will save my family, I will not hesitate to push any one of you in front of a blade or blast. My partner and daughter are my priority, first and always."
"For the record," Bucky piped up somewhat timidly, even adorably raising his hand like a schoolchild. He cast Rogers an apologetic look and mumbled, "Same. I love you, Steve – I barely remember you, but I love you like a very annoying kid brother. But if it ever comes to a choice between saving you or Eira, you're a human shield and I'm running very far away with her."
To his credit, Rogers laughed and ruffled his childhood friend's hair. "Even without your memories, you're still the same protective, pragmatic Buck. I wouldn't have it any other way. Anyone here take issue with parents prioritizing their child's life?"
Thor chuckled, looking uncomfortable. "I'll happily smack some sense into anyone who does. She's a baby; there should never be a second's hesitation."
"Speaking of shields," Loki cut in, hiding a surprised smile at the unexpected support and attempting to get the conversation back on track, "are we going to address the issue of HYDRA operatives within SHIELD's ranks as a group, or am I left to indiscriminately annihilate them all myself?"
"HYDRA infiltrated SHIELD?!"
"I keep telling you not to trust those shady government types."
"Fury's one of those 'shady government types' and he saved your ass, Stark!"
"Oh, did he? Is that what you call firing a nuke at New York City?"
"Fury didn't do that and you know it!"
"Um, no. I don't know that, actually. What I know is that your bosses tried to level Manhattan and I almost died on the wrong side of a wormhole to space, so trusting them? Not high on my list right now."
"For Frigga's sake!" Loki shouted, dropping his head into his hands. "No bloody wonder you people needed my help to 'defeat' me!"
Five incredulous stares – along with one embarrassed and one greatly amused – met this exclamation. Grateful that the stares at least came with silence, he began ticking points off on his fingers as he spoke. "Creating a scene in Germany so I'd be easy to find, allowing you to 'capture' me..." ensuring Thor's relative safety while getting him out of my way. Even with their gradually mending relationship, he'd never admit that aloud. Allowing the thought to pass by unvoiced, he skipped to the next: "Keeping that vessel you were on from falling apart or crashing before you could repair the turbine, setting up the portal in the most painfully obvious place on your little planet! Waiting around for you to catch up, ensuring Stark had safeguards in place before ejecting him out of a window so he wouldn't die – I quite like you, Stark. I would truly have hated to see you splattered on the pavement."
Romanov was still staring at him as though he'd grown another head. He was tempted to do so, just to see if the saying proved true, or if her expression would actually change. "So you're saying you lost on purpose?"
"Oh, did you think five little humans actually brought down a God?" The mocking smile he gave her, and her sour look in return, brought him such immense joy that for a brief, shining moment, he almost forgot that the entire universe was in mortal peril. "That is adorable."
For the briefest of moments, he'd also forgotten about Banner. He cringed when from the other end of the table he heard a quiet, "Should I let the other guy out to play and see how 'adorable' you still think we are?"
"Even the beast won't be able to stand against Thanos," Loki pointed out, hiding his discomfort and getting back to the main topic. "And now that you have two of the artifacts he's hunting for, he'll be coming straight for you."
"No, we don't." Barton's tone started out casually dismissive, but grew more concerned as he went on. "I mean, they're here on the planet, but we don't have them."
Everyone seated around the table seemed to realize the full implications of the shit storm ahead of them at once. As expressions crumbled from bored or concerned to alarmed and then to an odd combination of panicked and weary, Romanov groaned. "SHIELD has them."
Loki was beginning to think he should simply glue his hand to his face. "I hate you all."
YALL I’m being serious I need some fuckin name suggestions for this bitch, like the best I have has woogly woos in it, please dear god help me
*Natasha walks into the room laughing and talking to Steve*
Y/N: *gasp* oh my god
Peter: Are you okay?
Y/N: I think I'm having a heart attack.
Peter: Symptoms quick!
Y/N: tight chest, sweaty palms, nausea
Peter: Do you smell burnt toast?
*Natasha looks at Y/N and smiles*
Y/N: *disoriented noises*
Peter: and slurred speech. WebMD says you're either having a stroke or you're in love.
thank you for your cooperation.
Bucky: Why would you think any of this was a good idea?
Natasha: Probably because I’m a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence.
Natasha: I don’t know how you keep forgetting this.