My favorite part of this episode was the goodnights, not just for the oddity of only five people on the stage, unwinding as best they could, but for the incredibly poignant sight of Lenny Pickett and Tuffus Zimbabwe playing viewers out of an uncertain 2021 and into an uncertain 2022. The band has not been showcased… Read more
True fact: I handled this by being unable to count to 6 during the movie, and kept thinking “It’s the Sinister Six! They really did it!”
I’m 100% with you. I also think Spider-Man is in the no-win zone with certain reviewers at this point. If they had redone his origin and smaller scale movies, people would complain about it. Just look at the complaints about DC showing Thomas and Martha Wayne dying over and over again. I like that they skipped his… Read more
Or Michael Fucking Keaton for chrissake who only played one of the best villains in the MCU
Honestly good. Save me from another round of Spider-Man No More.
How dare you suggest such a thing. Mysterio was not a VILLAIN. He was the greatest hero since Tony Stark, and Spider-Man murdered him. #JusticeForMysterio
It makes sense when you think about it as “one villain from each of the pre-MCU movies.”
Whether Aunt May is more interesting than Iron Man or Nick Fury is debatable, but the conflict that could focus just on Aunt May vs Spider-Man have kind of been done to death, don’t you think? Either Aunt May doesn’t know Peter is Spider-Man, so you have the bog-standard rehash of “Secret Identity getting in the way… Read more
I may have said this before, but I think this Spider-Man film series is the only one to actually nail the idea of “responsibility” as a theme, and having adult mentor characters around for Peter to bounce off of helps to drive it home. Just what level of responsibility is appropriate for a kid this young to have,… Read more
It turns out the Sinister Sixth was ... peer pressure.
Oh, come on, you don’t think Jake Gyllenhaal qualifies as “a wonderfully hammy villain played by a world-class actor”?
Hey, everyone! Check out this person denigrating anyone who has a higher capacity for Marvel!
And when he just says “Fuck it” and tries to go back to how things were before, he realizes it’s not that simple. He’s changed and grown, and wiping everyone’s memory would undo all of that growth, for better or worse.
I think Tom Holland’s Spidey works in-part because of the wider MCU world. Having those authority figures pushing him one way or another has allowed him to act like a teenager in a way the previous iterations couldn’t. I don’t get the whole “Spider-Man is a secondary character in his own movies” thing. He isn’t, the… Read more
While Garfield just kind of stands to the side, nodding approvingly.
For a while, the movie remains in the charmingly low-key register of Holland’s previous two solo adventures in the suit, which at their best played like teen comedies with some middling superhero action running in their margins. The stakes here feel similarly scaled to the divided priorities of an adolescent Avenger;… Read more
I want Holland and Maguire to do the upside down kiss with each other!