Serge The Movie Guy’s review published on Letterboxd:
“You handle the suit. I’ll handle the music.”
Surprise! This new marvel film is also the last one for Phase Three and an official end to the Infinity Saga. I was excited going into this, but still hesitant wondering what new elements this would bring to the MCU. Glad to say it didn’t disappoint, in fact it succeeded expectations. The trailers absolutely misdirect where the film was going, and I’m glad it did. There’re a few things I saw coming, and others that I had no idea that’s where they would go.
The CGI has definitely improved from the last Spider-Man film and not only are the actions sequences bigger, but a lot more choreographed. This helps with some cool fast paced editing.
I really enjoy how this feels like a film that stands on its own while and feels like a necessary sequel. In this film, the effect of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame have had a major impact on Peter. All he wants to do is be a kid again on his high school field trip, but the battles for our humanity in the last 2 Avengers films have made him realize he has to grow up early. He helped save the world, and with Tony gone people expect him to step up to the challenge. You really do see him start becoming a man to fit the title of ‘Spider-Man’.
The biggest issue I have with this film is the pacing. It does feel like they try to put a lot of ideas into 1 film. For the most part it feels balanced, but every so often, especially in the very beginning, they quickly rush a bunch of information in like 10 minutes. Like the new relationship between Peter and MJ, well, Peter trying to tell her how he feels. That kind of came out of left field for me. Because there was no indication that he ever liked her in the first film, and when this starts, literally the first five minutes, Peter is telling Ned his plan to get with her. It didn’t feel natural at all. On the plus side though, Zendaya and Tom have great chemistry and I can’t wait to see it grow to great lengths, similar to what Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy did.
I will stick to my guns. I think this is another great addition to MCU, a great Spider-Man film, and overall a really damn entertaining film. It packs a punch with humor and heart.
The end credit scene to, HOLY CRAP! I actually said “WHAT THE FUCK” in the theater. It’s not only one of, if not the best end credit scene, but will forever change the way we see the next, and possibly last, Spider-Man film.
HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!
“I’m really strong, and I’m sticky.”