Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with rating of the movie and a short overall thoughts.
On the docket today, the follow up to Spider-Man: Homecoming as well as the first movies post-Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
- Jake Gyllenhaal is the GOAT. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long, long time. Jake in a Marvel movie and it truly did not disappoint. His portrayal of Mysterio was perfect. He was smart, charismatic and funny all the while captivating you every time he was on the screen.
One particular scene in which he gave a speech (If you’ve seen it, you know what I am talking about) was exactly why I was excited when I heard he was casted in this role.
- Tom Holland, in what I believe was the hardest role of anyone in Marvel history following Endgame. There is a lot of pressure on this movie being the first. I’ve been a fan of him as Spider-Man and he took this role into the next level in this film. I loved the fact that he battled within himself about the thought of becoming the next “Tony Stark” all the while having to battle a villain.
- Fantastic Combos: The interactions with all the big stars were fun in this, whether it was Holland/Jackson, Holland/Gyllenhaal, Holland/Happy, Tomei/Happy. Each interaction was really fun added element to the film.
- Peter Tingle
- The Villain in this film was perfect. I spoke above about Peter Parker/Spider-Man struggling to overcome this idea of being the next “Tony Stark” and while this was happening the villain took advantage of this and played this well articulate game to attack while being by his side
**** 1/2 out of ***** gavels
The first film after Endgame was going to be important for the next phase and they really needed this to be amazing, and Marvel knocks it out of the ballpark yet again. Adding Jake Gyllenhaal to an already loaded cast was one of the best decisions made by Marvel. He brought to the table everything we knew he was capable of bringing.
Tom Holland has solidified himself as the best Spider-Man of all time (not looking to argue). He showed in this film he is more than ready to lead the Avengers and Marvel into the next phase of movies.
Chris McKenna wrote a very artistic film for a comic book movie. It was different on certain levels we have yet to see.
Jon Watts was able to translate that writing into an action packed film that was great from start to finish.
Should You See It?: Absolutely. One of the best Marvel movies to date. This film is full of action, laughs and a great time for not just you but for the whole family. Stay for both after credits.
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