Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★

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Far from funny.

The first half of this movie is basically a bad high school comedy made for kids. None of the jokes land at all for me. The second half of this movie ends up being meta about superheros and green screens, I guess? The fact that all the action scenes are illusions is the only funny thing to me, because absolutely none of the action carries weight. There's never a sense of tension, danger or risk. I'm just watching stuff on a screen fly around and cause havoc. And to be honest, the meta aspect might just be a reach on my part, Jon Watts and the writers probably just wanted to have fun with illusions.

But despite all of this, the crazy amount of plot conveniences, and the Aunt May cringe, the most annoying thing to me is that this doesn't even feel like a Spider-Man movie. It feels like an Iron Man spin-off/homage. I get it, it's not a standalone film, it's all a part of the MCU. But this is Spider-Man, this is Phase Four, and yet we're still stuck on a billionaire (as well as his enemies) and his computers.

No Way Home better be a big-step up.
Homecoming was a decent start, but this wasn't great. NWH is getting a lot of hype, so I'm hoping it lives up to it. I'm guessing it'll actually be about Spider-Man this time.

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