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Out Of Every Scene In Black Widow, This One Stands Above The Rest

Contains spoilers for "Black Widow"

"Black Widow" is finally here, and it has pretty much everything a Marvel fan could ask for. It's the long-awaited solo adventure of Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), who has to go back where it all began for her — the Red Room. After her abduction, it's where she learned to be an assassin before ultimately defecting to S.H.I.E.L.D. We also get a chance to see the closest thing she ever had to a biological family, who help her out on her journey to self-discovery.

Judging from what critics have to say, it's another superhero knockout with plenty of moments that help build out the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Yelena (Florence Pugh) looks primed to play a more prominent role in Phase 4 of the MCU. If the post-credits scene is any indication, she'll come up next in the "Hawkeye" series going straight to Disney+.

From the high-flying finale to the "Poser" running gag, "Black Widow" soars to new heights. However, there's one sequence that stands out ... and not necessarily for the best of reasons. 

Natasha and Yelena killed a lot of people breaking Alexei out of prison

In pretty much any superhero movie, the heroes have to beat up a bunch of faceless pawns. You try not to think too much about the various concussions and broken bones these henchmen trying to make a living endure. After all, they fight for the bad guys, so they probably deserve what's coming. 

It's a little less hard to ignore a bloodbath when the "henchmen" in question are doing their jobs. That's precisely what happens during the scene where Natasha and Yelena break their adoptive father, Alexei (David Harbour), out of a high-security Russian prison. As expected, the plan doesn't go smoothly, and the correctional officers soon descend on them to bring Alexei back in. Natasha beats up a bunch of them, and Yelena even fires a missile toward a guard firing at the helicopter. The ensuing explosion causes an avalanche, and even though everyone tries to run back inside, there's a pretty good likelihood not everyone made it. 

The movie doesn't linger on it, but Natasha's escapade probably resulted in quite a few casualties. It may not have been that big of a deal if they were robots or evil people, but they were security guards doing their job. A prisoner broke out, and they had no way of knowing Natasha and Yelena had a plan in mind for the greater good. It's hard to overlook, and there's a good chance when General Ross (William Hurt) showed up to apprehend Natasha at the end of the film, he wanted to take her in for multiple homicides.