I was fully prepared for this movie to be a let-down after Avengers Endgame. It’s the first out of the chute after the massive climax…how good could it be?
It is great. I always gauge my superhero movies by my wife being able to stay awake – and she did! There are some plot twists to this one, one of which is hopelessly obvious to anyone that has read a Spider-Man comic in the last four decades or so…but they managed to pull it off in an awesome way.
We get our first glimpse into the universe post the snap, called The Blip in the film. I hated the name mostly because it is what my initials spell, BLP. That was a tough one to live down as a kid – but I digress.
The movie has a good mix of serious stuff and humor, which is trademark for the MCU films. More importantly, I felt like it really dove into the classic Spider-Man mythos. Spider-Man was a kid for many years, dealing with the issues of a teenager. That is what made a lot of classic Spider-Man comic stories. It was great to see the writers going to that source material and giving us all a cool Spider-Man story.
The plot was solid, well-paced, and gives us a perspective of Spider-Man as an Avenger which is new and refreshing. Fury and Hill are well played too, which made the movie pop for me. The secondary characters of May and Happy are well written into the script as well. Kudos for the writers who did a top-notch job with this script. Following Endgame had to have really put some pressure on them.
There are two post-credit scenes – so stay in your seat. One leaves more questions than it answers. The final one was a stunner. An absolutely brilliant piece of casting (the casting folks never get the credit they deserve) and really was a shocker in terms of the potential storylines.
I loved it – so did my son, my grandson, and my wife. How often can you pull that off with a movie? Five out of five stars.