The MCU’s Most Visually Stunning Moments Of 2021

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Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) finally got her solo film in “Black Widow,” the first MCU film of 2021. After a year of delays, we got to see the only original female Avenger at the forefront of a film and were introduced to her sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh). As the duo and their adoptive parents try to free the still-brainwashed Widows from Dreykov (Ray Winstone), they battle Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), an avalanche, and their feelings.

“Black Widow” is eerie at times, thanks mainly to the red theme it adopted. The color is woven throughout the film and is extremely prevalent in the final act when the family foursome makes their way into Dreykov’s hideout high in the sky. The best visual moment in the film lasts several minutes when a gaggle of Widows attempt to terminate Natasha in Dreykov’s office. The women deliver blow after blow to Natasha as the red glare from the room’s sizable digital map beats down on them. The red streams of light not only contrast perfectly against the Widows’ black leather suits, but also highlight the smallest dust fragments during their ferocious fight.

When Yelena enters Dreykov’s office to help her sister, she launches the brainwashing antidote above their heads — setting off a large red cloud of billowing and streaming smoke. It lights up the dark room and the women’s heads, and within seconds everyone comes back down to Earth — literally.

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