Cont. And she said “shhh no this is happening”. Everyone was also really taken with clints wife and their relationship, so all the better. I think when bruce and nat kissed there were 10 people in a row with their hands triunphantly in the air. Every brucenat scene was just- 7 girls and 3 guys screaming. My friend was so supportive of nat and no one noticed her acting different?? I mean they’re casual viewers but still?? They really loved the movie
It wasnt all brucenat though. Like i said my friend was really taken with nat, so when he backstory came up she shhed me and sat up straight and her eyes were GLUED to the screen she loves nat we all love nat
Aww, that’s so wonderful to hear! And it’s what I’ve been seeing people say the reaction was on social media as well.
Dude, I LOVE the bar scene because it shows us how Bruce has gotten to a place where he feels comfortable enough to flirt (and joke around, as we see in the Myolnir scene later), which is SUCH a big deal for him. This and the fight that follows show that she’s been his bodyguard for some time, and the previous scene between Nat and the Hulk shows how they have some kind of ineffable, intimate connection (and for people who already shipped them based on their scenes in the first movie, it made perfect sense). And she straight up tells Bruce why she loves him in this scene - he’s not like anyone she’s ever met because of his particular kindness and emotional strength of will.
I love that Nat comes right out and tells him why she loves him and he knows it but he chooses to play dumb. You can see the dawning comprehension on his face at various points during their conversation and it’s heartbreaking and Nat’s imitation of a 40s movie star is hot as hell omg
And that scene between them on the farm, while not written as thoroughly as I would have liked (I discuss some of my issues with things left unexplained and unsaid in the movie here and here and here), was still extremely moving. Seeing two very closed-off characters open up to each other like that was a triumph, but under such circumstances, it was also heartbreaking (and frequently misinterpreted by fandom before they’ve even seen the movie).
nat’s arc had to do with her opening up and going after something she wants, which is something scarlett really seemed to like - “I think one of the qualities in Widow that I love, and am interested in, is that I feel like she’s at a place where she’s finally able to do something for herself and maybe even have a relationship with somebody; maybe it can open up in that way.” and she does open up and she almost gets what she wants, but saving the world always comes first, because that’s who she is. And this time, it feels more like a choice to her - she is reasserting her autonomy that way - an autonomy she was deprived of so many years ago. And Bruce can’t be with her until he accepts his heroic calling as well; he’ll need to work through that while they are apart.