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Entertainment > Movies > "Spider-man: Far from Home"--movie Review
 

"Spider-man: Far from Home"--movie Review

After the end credits rolled I turned to Allen and apologized for picking this over "Wild Rose" to see as our Friday movie! Then I added, "No more Marvel movies except Antman which at least are funny." The man problem with this type of movie is that they may have an effective special effect that is attention-getting and then they repeat it 3-4 times and you have a 'so what?' reaction. They also increase whatever they have in the scene, for instance instead of, say planes, in a scene now they have one hundred! Another problem is the length such as this one that runs 2 hours and 15 minutes due to those over-extended special effects scenes and in this one a teenage 'love' story that could have been eliminated and cut the movie easily to under 2 hours. Tom Holland as a teenage Spider-Man is 'cute' as he should be. He recently said he would have no problem if it turns out that Spider-Man is Gay which would at least make his character more interesting. Marisa Tomei as his aunt looks super but is wasted in what amounts to a cameo and Samuel L. Jackson hopefully gets a super paycheck for a phoned in performance while Jake Gyllenhaal brings a load of good looks and charisma to the poorly written role of Mysterio. Zendaya as Holland's love interest is interesting, while Angourie Rice and Jacob Batalon are delightful as Spider-Man's, AKA Peter Parker, classmates with Batalon bringing an extra dollop of humor to the screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. In a picture such as this which is full of special effects it is hard to say whether the director, Jon Watts, or the visual effects supervisor, Janek Sirrs, should get the credit for the look and feel of the film. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is/was not for me. Spider-man trailer https://youtu.be/Nt9L1jCKGnE

posted on July 5, 2019 5:29 PM ()

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So many Spiderman movies. I can't remember if they told the tragic story of his first girlfriend in them or not.
comment by drmaus on July 6, 2019 10:15 AM ()
I think so but I wouldn't bet on it--I think that was the first one where the big deal was they kissed upside down on the side of a building!!
reply by greatmartin on July 6, 2019 10:37 AM ()
It wouldn't be for me either!!
comment by elderjane on July 6, 2019 4:21 AM ()
But I went!!!
reply by greatmartin on July 6, 2019 10:38 AM ()

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