I was entertained. It has details thrown in for old comic book fans, and strikes a pretty good balance between teen romantic comedy and an action movie. I don't want to say anything about Mysterio other than Jake Gyllenhaal was perfect for the part. I liked how it did not ignore loose ends from previous movies and made use of the MCU lore. There is some stuff about the plot that it is probably better to not think about too much, but I'm not feeling critical right now.
I thought the elementals were nods to Hydro-Man, Sandman, Molten Man and Cyclone but in non-direct ways. The scientist William, who was bullied by Obadiah Stane in the first IRON MAN movie was showed up in this movie as well -- he was played by Peter Billingsley, who played Ralphie in A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983).
Post by geneweigel on Jul 21, 2019 14:41:16 GMT -5
Yeah, its like they deliberately introduced that random guy working for Shield when they could have put in a zillion other known Shield characters that are unused(I'm still waiting Clay Quartermain, Wendell Vaughn and Jessica Drew [Hydra]) ... Very suspicious.
I've accepted that SHIELD of the MCU isn't ever going to be SHIELD of the comics. When you think about it, the MCU is like this weird amalgamation of classic Marvel comiics, Ultimates, and some random stuff thrown in as well. Nick Fury is the Ultimate version, of course, but they also threw in a few references for the fans of the classic comics like Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter, Dum-Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Jasper Sitwell and Jimmy Woo. I'm actually impressed with the depth of the references. This reboot of Spider-Man is like classic Peter Parker reset to 16 years old yet with the supporting cast of the Ultimate Spider-Man -- i.e. more multiracial, which doesn't bother me in the least as long as the characters ring true and the story is good.
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