well I’ll watch it. Obviously it’s a film that was never meant to be eagerly awaited as the first marvel movie after a long hiatus, more like a stopgap between phases. But here we are, I hope there’s some sort of twist in the end and it’s not just a straight prequel origin story
I thought this was decent, a bit MCU by numbers but I really enjoyed the little 'family' of main characters once they all reunited - comedy Russian accents and all I liked that you could actually slot it into the timeline at the appropriate point and it would work, there aren't any little winks at stuff that come later (post-credits scene aside). Having said that, it's a shame this didn't come out then as it does end up feeling a BIT pointless now...
watched this while very tired and hungover in sofa-bed today. it was quite decent. probably my biggest gripe was the lack of visual flair—it had none whatsoever and really lacked cinematic value, it looked at times like a TV series. the soundtrack was also intrusive and the plot was a nonsense.
however I did like how it explored their "fake family" dynamic and the way they came together to take down Dreykov. all the best bits were the character moments, not the story. Rachel Weisz, as ever, continues to work hard for her future damehood she absolutely owned it. Florence Pugh was also great. is the post-credits scene hinting a spin-off for Yelena?