Melvin and Daniel talk about what it’s like to be back in the theater (officially), how Black Widow compares to the multiple Marvel Mini-series, and how Black Widow feels a bit like two movies at once that don’t always work together.
- Daniel, “This was my first movie back in the theaters.”
- Discussing the trailers seen before Black Widow
- Introducing Black Widow [14:17]
- Trying to figure out the purpose of this movie apart from it simply being a Black Widow stand-alone flick.
- Melvin, “Yeah, let’s talk about that [opening credits] cause that was, like, really strange!”
- Daniel, “Like I said, it feels like there’s almost two movies at play.”
- Fangirling over Florence Pugh and how she’s a brilliant performer
- Contemplating reasons for audience disengagement
- Daniel, “Again, they’re trying to do Jason Bourne serious-spy-movie… but then they have secret pheromones that keep you from killing people.”
- The missed opportunity that is Taskmaster (but potential future hope for the character)
- Wanting more creativity in the MCU, and comparing Black Widow to the MCU Mini-Series’ on Disney Plus.
- Rewriting scenes, because we’re a podcast and that’s what podcasts do!
- Hoping to see more creativity in the MCU movies
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Black Widow is Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence/action, some language and thematic material. It features Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, and Ray Winstone. Directed by Cate Shortland. Black Widow is currently available on Disney Plus.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!