Number 9: Black Widow
I will be perfectly honest. Black Widow was a good movie, and I really did enjoy it. But what has been the case with most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, when compiling a list of favorite things, even if everything is good, something has to be at the bottom.
Such is the case with Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson’s character finally got the feature film she deserved long ago. We learned a lot about her backstory while getting a better look at what life was like for her while she was on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
But therein lies the problem with Black Widow. No matter how good the story was, I was constantly thinking how much more I would have enjoyed the film if it had been released in the time frame of when it actually occurred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this film had been released after Captain America: Civil War, it would have carried a lot more weight and value than it did being released after the events of the Infinity Saga.
Despite those issues, it was a good movie, and it was a proper ending to the Natasha Romanoff story. We also got a wonderful introduction to the character who will likely take on the mantle of Black Widow from this point forward with Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova. Something has to be last, and for me personally, Black Widow was my least favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe entries in 2021.