Number of Times Seen – 2 (2 Jul 2019 and 11 Dec 2019)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Following the events of Avengers: End Game (2019), Peter Parker tries to get his life back on track, but doesn’t feel that he is worthy of being a member of The Avengers.
My Take on it – I believe that they made the right decision to end this part pf the MCU films with this movie.
It is ale to give the viewer closure on some of the effects of the previous films that deal with The Infinity Stones and allows us to look ahead at the future of the franchise.
Tom Holland proves once again how great a casting choice they made with the role of Spider-Man because he allows us to get a teenage view of things while at the same time we can see how he tries to grow up even faster in this changed world that he lives in.
The story is one of the “lighter” films in the series and that works quite well especially given the very “heavy” nature of the finale of the Infinity War Films that cane out two months beforehand.
The story is able to connect to the rest of the MCU in a nice way yet at the same time is a stand alone film in the series.
The character of Spider-Man is able to mix teen angst with the experience that he has gotten in the world while working with the Avengers and that allows us to see things from a very unique perspective.
Jake Gyllenhaal is ok in this film, but his character isn’t as developed as one would hope he could be.
The movie also is able to give us the unique perspective on the side effects of the previous films via how the “blip” affected everyone’s lives; both from the perspective of those who disappeared and those who remained behind.
Bottom Line – Nice way to end off the films dealing with the Infinity Stones. Spider-Man is the perfect choice for this because we get to see his teenage view of things especially as he tries to grow up in the changed world. The story is presented as being very “light” which works especially given the fact that the previous film was quite powerful and dark in many ways. The story connects with the rest of the MCU in a nice way even though it’s a complete stand alone film. Holland once again proves how perfect he is for this role and allows us to see the teen angst combined with the experience that he has accumulated by being a part of The Avengers. Gyllenhaal is fine in this film, but his character remains a bit underdeveloped. The film also does a great job showing how the “blip” affected both those who disappeared and those who remained behind and gives us a nice side perspective on the events of the previous films. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of Tom Holland’s favorite action scenes takes place in Venice when the Water Elemental attacks. Peter runs across a series of poles where some boats are docked. Holland regrets not following the stunt coordinator’s advice to wear shin guards. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (downgrade from original review)
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