‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ swings into everyone’s heart

I think that I can speak for everyone when I say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked and enjoyed “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” After years of getting our hopes up that “hey, this Spider-Man might stick,” it looks like we got our wish. The second film in the new Spider-Man franchise is here, and I just hoped it wasn’t as bad as “Spider-Man 3” or “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” That set the part so low that anything would be better.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was directed by Jon Watts, who directed “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, and Jacob Batalon return in the same roles from the first movie. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders reprise their roles as Nick Fury and Maria Hill from the Marvel Cinematic Universe respectively. Jake Gyllenhaal joins the cast as the classic Spider-Man villain, Mysterio. The movie takes place eight months after the events of “Avengers: End Game.” Obviously, Spider-Man makes it out alive. I won’t ruin anything if you haven’t seen “Avengers: Infinity Wars” and “Avengers: End Game.”

The movie follows Peter Parker as he goes on a class trip to Europe. During the class trip, Nick Fury request the help of Spider-Man in a matter involving an issue with Elementals, an evil group that uses the elements (hence the name) to terrorize the public. After the events in “Avengers: End Game,” Nick Fury uses the help of Quentin Beck, better known as Mysterio. In superhero fashion, things take a turn once for the worst. Peter must balance saving the world and being an average American teenager on a trip to Europe.

This movie is significantly longer than the first one. I really didn’t notice it because it’s a delightful movie. The acting was exceptionally well done. Everyone in the film did a fantastic job, and there wasn’t any lousy acting nor character. Tom’s portrayal of Peter Parker is still my favorite. Zendaya continued to steal the scene. She wasn’t in many scenes, as Peter Parker took a backseat to Spider-Man.

The characterization of Mysterio was very well done. Mysterio’s introduction was similar to the comics, more depth was added to it. This made it believably for their movie. In some of the comic book adaptions, they try to make it work in their universe. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t fit or feels off most of the time. They did Mysterio right and made him an interesting character.

It’s easy to fool people when they’re already fooling themselves

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The production and shooting of this movie were well. The CGI blended in very well to the point it all looked real. They got the sights of Europe and was shot beautifully. Even the scenes of the character traveling through Europe in planes, buses, etc. Even in those tight areas, you were still able to see everything and not feel impacted.

Probably the best thing about “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” is that fact it takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It not some random Marvel movie in the “Multiverse,” but rather it’s a part of the entire Marvel movie world. All characters can interact with each other. It would be ashamed if Sony took that away from us after the third movie in this Spider-Man franchise.

Verdict

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is an exceptionally well-done movie. It’s more superior to “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It effectively closes Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s character arch following “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avenger: End Game.” You don’t need to see those movies to get or understand and enjoy. Thought, it will spoil it for you if you haven’t seen them and plan to see them.

My only complaint about the movie is that it focuses on Spider-Man a little too much. It doesn’t equally spread it out. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” did that to a certain degree but it wasn’t as noticeable like in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” I recommend this movie as it’s a joy to watch and probably the best Spider-Man movie next to “Spider-Man 2” from the Toby McGuire films.

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Sink your teeth into the trailer for the Spider-Man spin-off, ‘Venom’

It’s time to get a little dark in the “Venom” Trailer”

Sony released the trailer the upcoming spin-off movie for the “Spider-Man” franchise. Yep, the franchise that can’t even decide what they want it to be after the countless number of films finally has a spin-off. One would think nailing down a direction would be first on the list, but I guess that why I don’t work in the film industry. Also, are we just going to forget that Venom was in the awful “Spider-Man 3?”

“Venom” stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a journalist that is infected with an alien symbiote that bonds with Brock and tries to help Brock reach his potential. Typically in the Marvel universe, the Venom character has been a villain. Most famously, Venom is the one of the archenemies of Spider-Man. Since it’s in the Sony Marvel Universe, Venom is going with the anti-hero route. The movie is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who is best known for his first feature film “Zombieland.”

“Venom” doesn’t look your typical superhero/Marvel film. The trailer does give off this extremely gritty vibe to it. The film doesn’t have a rating yet, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t have an R rating. The way that the movie looks to be shoot and presented is one that would terrify the children that go to this movie with their unexpecting parents. Marvel seems to be trying to give the movies like this one that rating after the success of “Deadpool” and “Logan.”

This is the first trailer to include the first look at the Venom suit. The suit itself look like extremely badass and frankly, quite terrifying. It’s the thing that nightmares make when you take a bunch acid mixed with heroin. It wouldn’t be Venom if he didn’t terrify people. The movie does look like it will be extremely good.

Venom will be out in theatres on October 5th, 2018.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer is here!

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After five movies, three of which was decently good, Marvel has released the new trailer for the second attempt to reboot the Spider-Man movie franchise. The Spider-Man movie franchise has had more reboots than any Hollywood plastic surgery would recommend without a psychological exam but hey, it ain’t my reboot.

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Unlike “Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” won’t be an origin story because you’ve already heard that shit before #continuity. The movie takes places after the events of  “Captain America: Civil War,” and follows the hero Peter Parker as he tries to come into his own as an adequate superhero while having a social life. Peter isn’t doing this alone either, he’s mentor is the one and only Tony Stark. So we have a smartass mentoring a smartass because that’s cinematic comedy gold.

The trailer actually did a very good job of setting up the plot, the characters and the dynamic for the movie. It looked really good. Of course, I thought the same about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” trailer and look what that left me. I feel like the only reason we have Tony Stark in the movie is to make sure the movie warrants a sequel. Yes, there already planning to do a sequel. While I like they actually worked him into the plot, I think they probably go have done without him. Sure, he might have given him the suit but he really isn’t necessary to mentor him. There are plenty of other Avengers to mentor him. Like Hawkeye, give Hawkeye something to do because he’s the black sheep of superheroes.

Marvel also decided to continue to with British actors portraying Spider-Man with the casting of Tom Holland. He does a very good job here, I just wish they would stick with a concept of how they want to portray Spider-Man because frankly, I’m starting to think they don’t know what to do with Peter. In the first three films, he was nerdy.  Then in the first reboot, Peter was the hunky boy next door. In this one, he’s a sarcastic asshole. They just need to stick to how they want Peter to be. It’s getting to the point where it’s hurting the character than helping it. Personally, I enjoyed Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker more than Toby McGuire’s.  I didn’t want to punch him in the face so much.  He also had a very nice face but that’s beside the point. It would also be nice to see them openly acknowledge the many Peter Parkers because that would be funny.

Overall, the trailer is a great trailer for a Marvel’s struggle bus franchise. Hopefully, this would be the last reboot of Spider-Man because I’m tired of the many faces of Peter Parker and his multiple personalities. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be in theaters July 7, 2017.

Here’s the trailer for you to enjoy and look at:

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