Movie Thoughts: Black Widow

Marvel movies are like pizza and sex; even when they’re bad, they’re still pretty good.

Black Widow is pretty good and nothing else. It serves its purpose and doesn’t attempt to become anything more, because if it did, that would be a risk, and movies like this don’t take risks. They’re like mid-size sedans or dish soap or pillows. They’re put out with the expectation that the customers who buy them will know exactly what they're getting. They blend just enough art in with the commerce to pass as entertaining, but the commercial incentive never completely recedes from view like it…