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Tupperwhy’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Spider-man Far from Home: 5/10 - I like spider-man. I really do. Him and batman the only superheroes that I’ve really felt had an interesting character. But this is not a Spider-man film. It’s “Marvel Film Number 23”.
It’s not that I disliked the movie, but it felt sooo bland. The camerawork and editing is incredibly lifeless with every scene involving dialogue featuring marvel’s trademarked shot reverse shot conversation scenes that just make my eyes glaze over. The only time the cinematography ever makes an attempt at being interesting is during the CGI action sequences, which don’t get me wrong are very well done (I especially enjoyed the “hallucination” sequence) but every other shot is just standard fair.
Jake Gyllenhaal is the most interesting part of this movie, mainly because he is an actor that can hold his own despite the director and Mysterio is neat character already.
There are lot of really dumb things that happen in the film that actually make no scene not even if you don’t think about them. Like that dude taking a picture of Peter in his underwear. Who does that? Is that how real people act? Or the resolution to Peter calling a drone on his bus. Or how Jake Gyllenhaal was an EMPLOYEE of Starks who invented incredible technology that people would obviously be fascinated by (think of the possibilities), and NOBODY recognized him. There are hundreds of dumb plot inconsistencies like this that I don’t even need to think hard about to notice. The producers just don’t care.
The more I think about this movie, the less I care for it. I shouldn’t be surprised either. “I had no expectations and I’m still disappointed”
I think this a just a movie that you really are supposed to see and forget, because if you spend any time thinking about it, you just end up hating it more. (5/10)