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Black Widow first reactions are in - and viewers are saying the same thing 

Does Scarlett Johansson’s solo superhero film live up to expectations? 

Emmy Griffiths

Scarlett Johansson’s much-anticipated solo MCU film Black Widow premiered on Tuesday, and those lucky enough to watch the film before its release on 9 July have given their early reactions. 

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Taking to Twitter, the reviews have been hugely positive, with viewers particularly praising Florence Pugh, who plays Yelena Belova in the movie. One person wrote: “Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh shine, aided by a fun performance from David Harbour. Things go a little wild in Act 3 and the VFX are sometimes not stellar but there's heart, humour, depth, action, weight, and answers. A great, grounded solo hero film.

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Another added: “#BlackWidow is the movie I have waited over a decade for — a perfectly woven story that deftly balances epic Marvel action & quiet emotional beats. Scarlett shines, Florence Pugh is a superstar. If you love Natasha, you’ll love this film,” while a third tweeted: “I love Scarlett Johansson, but OMG Florence Pugh in #BlackWidow is brilliant. Every line was pure genius. A scene-stealer.” 

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Speaking about Florence’s upcoming appearance in the Hawkeye series, another person wrote: “Marvel Studios #BlackWidow is the best MCU solo film one and of the best CBMs I've ever seen. Scarlett Johansson gives one of the best performances of her career. Florence Pugh’s #YelenaBelova is great as well, can’t wait to see more of her in Hawkeye.” 

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The new film follows Scarlett’s character Natasha Romanoff following the events of Captain America: Civil War, where she finds herself on the run and forced to confront her past as a Russian assassin. 

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