Spidey’s action-packed sequel is a blast; and also better than Homecoming.
I saw this at the theaters today, when it came out, and it was surprisingly better than Homecoming. I thought the action was more exhilarating, and more sci-fi-related. It has great performances, too.
Tom Holland, of course, plays a great Spider-Man. He was very entertaining and fun to watch, and had some funny one-liners with his friend, Ned.
Samuel L. Jackson did well as Nick Fury. He also had some great one-liners.
The female lead, Zendaya, does a great role as MJ, too. She does a lot better in this one than she did in Homecoming. Even though she did well in that one, too.
But, I think that the standout, the best role in the entire thing was, Jake Gyllenhaal. I was impressed with his role as Mysterio. He has super cool powers, and I will tell you more about him in the spoiler section.
Now, the content review starts:
Positive Messages: Yes, plenty. I don’t have time to go through it.
Violence. This one is more intense than Homecoming. It has this really cool Elemental made out of fire, that looks like a volcano. It terrorizes the carnival in one scene. Plenty of fights with the elementals. I will tell you more in the spoiler section.
Sex: None, except when Aunt May refers to the Spidey Sense as his “Peter Tingle”. Then, Spider-Man tells Aunt May to quit calling it that, because it sounds like a crude reference. And my dad was the one who observed that, and surprised me by telling me. And there is one scene, where a woman tells Spider-Man to change into his new suit. A student catches him in his underwear (nothing shown), and takes a picture of it. Then, Peter tells the AI system in his new glasses, that the student who took the photo and almost sent it to MJ, that he is a target. So, a machine almost attacks him, until Spider-Man tells it to stop.
Language: There is infrequent profanity. A couple “s” words. A couple “a” words used as well. One use of the “d” word (used with “wad)”) by Flash Thompson.
Substance Abuse: None.
I recommend this one to big fans of Spider-Man, or the MCU. This is way more action packed than Homecoming. But, you’ll have to watch Endgame first.
Now, here comes the spoiler section. And, DO NOT delete my review, because there is a spoiler warning. And also, if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, don’t look at this section.
There is a tribute in the beginning for the Avengers who died in Endgame. Like Iron Man, Captain America (who didn’t die, but time-traveled in the 40’s to live with his girlfriend), Black Widow, and Vision (who died in Infinity War).
The last thing that Tony Stark left for him, before his tragic death in Endgame, was his AI glasses. Then, Peter Parker tried to give Mysterio his glasses, because he thought that Mysterio was more ready to be the next Iron Man. But, it turns out, Mysterio betrayed him, he turns out to be evil and he creates this team of fired employees of Tony Stark. The Elementals, were just an illusion all of this time, so he could get attention.
When Mysterio reveals his evilness, he reminds me a lot of Ego from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, specifically in the climactic battles.
And, when Mysterio goes crazy, he creates an illusion of a dead Iron Man walking to Peter. On the right side of his face, there’s his skeleton, with bugs briefly crawling on it. That scene will probably frighten children under 12 or 13. So I recommend you edit that scene for young children, because they might find that disturbing.
But, Peter gets his glasses back, luckily. And the whole movie ends well.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness