Spider-Man: Far From Home

Peter Parker In Europe?

For those of you who haven’t seen the film, this article contains major spoilers so beware. The film starts us off right away with Peter Parker aka Spider-Man going on a class trip to Europe. He has decided to take time off as spider-man while on his trip and focus on his feelings for MJ. Obviously, in a Spider-Man movie this isn’t going to work out for him. The film also follows the after-effects of the ‘blip’ and Tony Stark’s death.

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Spider-Man: Far From Amazing

Although this Spider-Man flick has grossed over a billion dollars in the box office, most Marvel fans have been disappointed with the film in general. Like most Marvel fans, Spider-Man is a personal favorite of mine. So going into this movie I didn’t necessarily have high expectations but I was hoping for the usual Spider-Man antics and in some ways that’s what I got. The majority of the film takes place in Berlin and France where Spider-Man meets Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio makes this film. Mysterio is introduced fairly soon in the film as a new hero to relieve Peter somewhat of his responsibilities as the last avenger. There’s a lot more going on in this film besides Mysterio, all sorts of Marvel Universe background noise from previous films that are impossible to keep up with.

 

Not So Mysterious Mysterio

Spider-Man: Far From HomeSo this may just be my own nit-picking of the movie but in the beginning Mysterio tells them he is from an alternate universe which turns out being a lie to cover up his facade. My issue with this is that no one looked into this. Did Nick Fury just google “Quentin Beck”, not find anything, and call it a day? I know all the Avengers are dead or missing or whatever but isn’t anyone doing their jobs? What does Cobie Smulders’ character even do? I will admit that I am not an avid Marvel fanatic but I think it’s unfair of the Marvel universe to pile all their movies together like this. Marvel is starting to treat their movies like TV episodes where each film is just a continuation of the last one and there’s a new episode every week.

Hoping to Blip This Movie From My Brain

Overall, in my personal opinion, Marvel dropped the ball with this one. I’m sure the CEO of Marvel is sitting on his big money pile right now patting himself on the back for his billion dollar movie but I don’t think I’m alone when I say the MCU is getting old. But as long as MCU continues to make ridiculous amounts of money, Marvel Studios will continue to create/force feed its demographic copious amounts of the Avengers saving the day in new, untantilizing, anticlimactic ways.

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