Far From Home Review

Spider-Man

Far From Home

Welcome back to another wonderous filled day, here at C&M! My name is Kay, and I’d love to tell you my thoughts on the newest Spider-Man movie that came out on the 3rd of this month. If you have not seen this movie and would like to go, please do not read any further than this paragraph. If you have seen it, then there is no risk, enjoy everything that you can! I wouldn’t say that there are spoilers that could ruin your experiences in seeing this film, but there could be some in here. I usually just write everything out and then delete things that don’t matter, so I have no idea where this article is going (Ha-ha! Only halfway kidding). I would like to give my thoughts and opinions on the matter of this film.

If you read my review of the Spider-Man comic book I had just bought, then you will know what to expect from this film. If you would like to see that article because this is your first time on the site, please feel free to jump over to that article after you read this! I wrote that when I was dead tired. Thank everything good that Chris was there to catch my many…many mistakes.

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Let’s get into the review!

The introduction of the movie was very unique but honestly it wasn’t super memorable. I saw that they had the memorials for the ones that passed away in the last film (Endgame) which would include two pictures of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Vision (Paul Bettany). When they had two pictures of Stark, I knew they were going to have a high focus on him because he and Peter were close. Throughout the whole movie, he was pretty much the main plot. All in all, the song and the opening credits were very kid like, and it reflected the character in name because he is a 15-16-year-old. Not saying that age group acts only like kids, but the mentality of Peter is that he just wants to be normal for a little while. Just like a lot of the young adults in his age bracket.

SNAP verses the BLIP!

He says “I…Am….Iron Man” *Snap

We all know what the ‘Snap’ was but what is the ‘Blip’? In Layman’s term, it is the undoing of the of the initial ‘Snap’ which caused the vanishing of half of the universe’s beings. Everyone that was snapped into the soul stone stayed the same age, and everyone that stayed behind all aged regularly. This concept was explained thoroughly in the gymnasium scene. I honestly don’t think they needed to include that into this movie. It seemed like they were spoon-feeding this concept to the audience who already knew what happened. The whole plot of ‘Endgame’ was explaining this very concept to the audience, so I don’t think it needed to be revisited. I felt like it took away from the movie. Only 68 days were between these two cinematic adventures, so it was still fresh in the minds of the fans. We also got a re-release of Endgame to get the chance to see the extended version of the film, so honestly, I think it was a fluff piece for this new movie.

They really don’t waste any time introducing Mysterio into the film, which seems to be a theme for the Spider-Man portion of the MCU film. In the very first scene we are introduced to Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Funny enough, he didn’t go by the name of Mysterio at that time. Peter tells him his friends call him that. Beck ends up liking the name and adopts it. In the first appearance of Mysterio in the comics, he names himself, so that it a cool difference. In the comic, he just oozes confidence and arrogance as he was trying to become the next big hero of the land (New York). It’s interesting to see this reinvented character claim the name of Mysterio, because you can start seeing the ego that he tries to hide throughout the first portion of the film. As time moves on, you can see him start to relax and let his ego take more of a front stage position. It’s fascinating!

Peter meeting Beck and the wink to the multiverse? Yes, this did happen, and I was happy to see Tom Holland become more like Peter Parker. What I mean by that is that he was overjoyed to hear that the theory of the multiverse was more than just a theory. It was reality, and he had to catch himself from geeking-out about science to the one person that might actually know what he’s talking about. I bet he would love to talk to Bruce Banner or Shuri about this (Ha-ha)!

I’m going to mention this in a bit, but I think that they, as in Sony, is trying to tie together the multiverse for Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland. It was either fan-service or it was a real thing. Like I said, I’ll get into that in just a moment!

I was not disappointed with the costume design in this film. Marvel has always had the best looks for their heroes, because that just a huge part of who they are. All of the small details and gadgets that they incorporate into the costumes should be able to drop your jaw. Everything is manicured to the absolute best of levels. When the costume is damaged, it really does look like something happened to them. You can see real evidence after the fight between Parker and the drones. His costume gets tattered up pretty badly, as expected. If it wasn’t, the sense of realism would be out the window.

Mysterio’s costume was just remarkable! Chris loved his design the most because of the smoky orb of a helmet. The drapery was amazing, and just as flashy as it was in the comic. I loved how the head piece would just come up and down whenever he wanted it to. It was smooth to look at and made you wonder how he was even able to make that happen. Why is it that he decided on that particular costume design in the first place? So many questions…but that’s why he’s called ‘Mysterio’.

Huge monsters are coming out of nowhere but there was never any indication on their arrival? With Fury being such a well-rounded protector of the Earth, how was this even possible? They would say it’s because of him mentioning that he used to know everything. Always had connections and always was on top of anything and everything that was out of the norm, but since he was Snapped away, all of that is out the window. Are the monsters even real, or are they Mysterio’s own creations? I should have known something was fishy with the monsters, but I wasn’t paying too much attention when the fights were happening, but I don’t believe that Mysterio’s costumes were ever damaged in any way. Maybe dirtied, but no rips of tears. Like I knew that the monsters were either created by him or they were brought in by him because he knew he could defeat them, but there was something odd about it.

Wonderfully Terrifying Illusions

Another high point in the film would be the huge scene on where Mysterio uses his illusions on Peter to off-balance him and freak him out. The colors of this scene were to die for and the added work that the CGI engineers put into this scene will haunt me to this day. The comics, though great, could never have put you in the mist in which you got to see how traumatic something of that caliber could be. To Spider-Man’s credit, he really tried to get out of the mist, but it was too late for him. What was real and what wasn’t? In the mist, his “Peter Tingle” didn’t work, which disorientated him to no end. He had to fight off mirrored images of himself. Mysterio was talking down to him. Trying to make Peter just give up any information that he had. There were constant changes of the environment. Collapsing buildings and Mysterio kept taking away his new suit and put him back into the sweat suit that he was originally in.

There’s too much to actually say about this scene. No words could fully encapsulate this what was happening. If anything, that would be the selling point of the whole movie. It’s well worth it. Unfortunately, there aren’t many pictures from this movie so, after a while I will replace some of these pictures to better represent everything I am trying to discuss. Thank you for your patience!

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Turns out that he had a team behind him that all were affected by the likes of Tony Stark…yet another group of people that all hate this man, who isn’t even alive anymore! So, who are they sticking it to now? The world? Because that is kind of a weak argument. Mr. Stark is gone, so they can’t make him feel bad anymore, and honestly, all of the stories that they had that made them hate the Iron Hero were somewhat dull. I get that they were either humiliated by Stark, but I do want to put it out there, but everyone that worked for him, knew what type of person he was. For Beck, his invention was super cool, but Tony named it B.A.R.F. which I would think, if you brought this up to Tony in real life and he examined it, he would tell you honestly if he liked it or not. The balding guy (I’m sorry I don’t know his name) from the first Iron Man film in 2008, wasn’t really affected by Tony. He was directly affected by Obadiah (Jeff Bridges) because he was being yelled at. I don’t understand why he would hate Tony at all. It’s just another tie in to just another Tony Stark created villain(s) but why? I have a few examples, but I just don’t understand why they decided to make him the center of attention in a movie of another superhero. Maybe he is just an easy scapegoat for the series?

You can see Peter is exhausted and just wants to go on vacation and that is the main reason on how Beck got Parker to trust him. He needed to show Peter that he was a good choice of being the next Iron Man without actually saying it. They have this conversation in the pub, but they are both in their costumes still with their masks clearly off! That was another red flag that I thought Peter should have noticed, but it’s played off that he is preoccupied with his own thoughts and wants. Beck plays that off to his advantage, and without knowledge from the viewers, that’s when we meet the team behind the smoky orb man after Peter leaves.

Because of this trickery, Peter thinking Beck could be the new Iron Man, which would take some pressure off of Peter in general. I give it to Beck. He was a really convincing new friend. If I was trying to grasp at any way out of a huge responsibility that I didn’t think that I was ready for, I would be all for someone that seemed like they were ready. Wouldn’t you be? As the conversation between Parker and Beck continue, Peter decides to give up his control of E.D.I.T.H. to Beck. Thinking that he was the true hero for the job.

E.D.I.T.H. (E.ven D.ead I.m T.he H.ero) A great joke and it felt like something Tony Stark would say to Peter. I think Peter needed to hear that too, because it was getting pretty depressing without a good joke. E.D.I.T.H. is there for Peter just as J.A.R.V.I.S. was for Tony, and I think that it’s pretty cool that the late Mr. Stark would have been thinking that far ahead for Peter’s sake. What I thought would have been pretty amazing would be that Tony would have uploaded his own voice to the assistant, but I think that would have messed Peter up even more. Also, Robert Downey Jr. would have been top billed if that were to happen…so no (Ha-ha).

Iron Man is sprinkled throughout the film. We all know that he was super important to the world, because he’s protected the Earth from everything, sacrificing himself multiple times. I’m pretty sure that he is mentioned at least once every 10-minutes, which I think takes away from Spider-Man. This seems to have just been another Iron Man movie but what happens in the background. I don’t think they let Spider-Man outshine his mentor because it was just hanging over his head the whole movie. Fury was a bit harsher than I thought he should have been; talking to a teenager. Making an adolescence cry because he wants to have a normal vacation is a bit out of character. He didn’t even do that in the first Avengers movie. Turns out it wasn’t even Fury. It was the aliens that were in the Captain Marvel movie. A bit random. You know…the shape shifters.

A part of the film that I really liked was when Peter was being picked up by Happy (Jon Faveau) in the plane. The relationship that they have with one another seemed to have developed off screen, which is okay with me! Not everything has to be seen to be able to understand the context. Obviously, Happy liked his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and were seeing each other without telling Peter about it. They weren’t hiding it, but it wasn’t something that was talked about. To make sure that Happy, was in fact Happy, Parker wanted him to tell him something that only Happy would know. The memory of Happy seeing a charge on the cable bill that was pretty high, that came from Peter hotel room, came to light (adult movie charge), which Peter quickly understood that it was the real Happy! Thank the lord! Parker was tricked earlier in the scene by Mysterio with deceptive realities, so this was the only way to make sure he knew it was for real.

Connections to earlier movies would be “Back in Black” by ACDC was a nice touch. It made me smile, because he was finally in his element. You could finally see the connection between Tony and Peter. That was the reason on why he chose Parker; because he saw himself in the young teenage. I don’t know if it was serious or not, but the joke of Peter not knowing who made this song was a weird joke. Kind of took me out of the movie a bit. I’m sorry if my review is a bit too negative. I did enjoy this movie, but it seemed like the directors/producers were just trying to sop up the remaining storyline of Endgame. I hope I’m not the only one that thinks this, but if I am, I stick to my opinion, even if it might be wrong.

We talked about Mysterio and his costume design, but we didn’t talk about Spider-Man’s! How dare I! There were a lot of costumes that came through on screen for our teenage Spidey. In my review on the trailer for this movie, I mentioned all of the suits that he would be wearing. The only thing I think I got wrong was the last suit that he was sporting with the webbed-wings (which are similar to the suit that he wore in the original comics). I mentioned that I thought that was a last gift from Mr. Stark for Peter, but it turns out that Peter made that suit himself with the mechanical help from Tony’s machinery in the plane. Which would bring us back to the ACDC song that we all know and love.

Flash (Tony Revolori) is true to his love for Spider-Man. Thinks Spider-Man is the best hero around. Hates Peter Parker. It was fun to see that portrayed in the film, because it hasn’t been used in the other Spider-Man films. It’s an underrated portion of the comics that can add such a depth to a character that we would only see as a jerk. Wonderful use of a supporting actor and I am so happy that they included it in this movie!

Can you all believe that they got J. J. Jameson (J.K. Simmons) to come back into another Spider-Man movie? And, do you know what the first thought that I had as soon as I seen him on that screen? THE MULTIVERSE! Yes, oh yes, I think that was the connection to the Multiverse that we all wanted to see. Most likely I am wrong, but I don’t want to be. If this is all true, then maybe we will all see Toby and Andrew back on the screen with their own Spidey Suits. Maybe they will get Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales too. Maybe they are just going to have a whole Spider-Verse come to live action? I don’t know but that it the most exciting thing that I could think of that makes somewhat sense. What do you all want to see in the future films? Do you think Spider-Man is going to venture away from the Avengers for now and do his own thing, or are they going to keep him in the franchise of the MCU?

My Thoughts:

Marvel usually bangs out some good movies. They have a formula that they like to use because it’s effective and it’s been proven to work. I think that this movie is being overshadowed by ‘Endgame’. I think this could have been a better movie if they put a little more time between the film, but I knew they couldn’t. They made the timeline very close to kind-of recap what happened in Endgame which kind of spoiled the Spider-Man theme.

Where were the other Avengers? We never understand why the other Avengers don’t show up to the battles that could devastate the whole world. Or why didn’t other heroes that are not involved in that particular team try to help? Many questions. I know that they said that they are all busy doing things, or that they are off world, but there is more than just the Avengers Team.

If you enjoy Tom Holland as Spider-Man, I would say go and see the film if you haven’t. Everyone has their own taste in movies, and I love that! This piece was just what I noticed about this film and what I liked about it. I won’t say it was my favorite movie out of all of the MCU, but I do love seeing a different side of this superhero. He really leans into this awkward teenager that catches feelings for a girl in his class. Luckily, they are the same age because they were both ‘Snapped’ together. Peter radiates ‘awkward’ throughout this whole film, but does it work for him? Of course! He IS an awkward teenager. That’s not all there is to him but that’s part of his personality. MJ (Zendaya) seems to mirror his awkwardness in this film too. It’s made obvious that they both like one another, so it was nice that they let them act like real teenagers. I thought that it was charming, and a little cringy, but only because most of us have been in that position of talking to your crush and trying to see how they feel about you too!

I was glad that Peter was about to get his smart glasses back from Beck. I kind of knew it wasn’t the end to their transaction, but I didn’t know how? I don’t think that Beck is dead…but I can’t be sure. That’s the thing about dealing with a person with illusions, they might not even be there. And I did hear that E.D.I.T.H. said that there weren’t any illusions, but you don’t know if they tinkered with the hardware of the glasses. Beck could have been faking his death, because Peter didn’t really check for vitals or ask his glasses if Beck was even dead, so there is open interpretation for the fans.

This cinematic adventure seemed to keep to the theme of the first introduction of Mysterio in the Amazing Spider-Man comic that I mentioned in a different post. In the comic, if you haven’t read my review on that, Mysterio turns the public on Spider-Man. He does this so that Spider-Man is discredited in the eye of the public. The difference between the film and the comic is that Mysterio didn’t know the true identity of Spidey. Naming him wasn’t something he was able to do. It was an interesting twist, but I don’t see why they even did that. I don’t get why Beck would have named him but his actual name. He seemed like he liked Peter even when he was trying to kill him, or maybe that was just a trick on its own.

All in all, my thoughts on this film would be somewhat predictable/safe film. The actors/actresses were amazing. I loved the chemistry between everyone on the set. I thought that everyone really enjoyed their roles, and that you can tell that they wanted to make their characters are lively as possible. I thought that the direction the film was a little too safe for what they could have done. I didn’t think that Tony Stark should have been a scapegoat for yet another film. We all know that he was an amazing superhero and that he was very important to Parker, but I think that they just made it a little too easy. Mysterio seems like he was just pushed onto Spider-Man as a villain, and what he really wanted to do was be a villain of the late and great Iron Man. All in all, I would say good but not great.

I didn’t want to be too negative on this review. I really liked this movie. I think Tom Holland is adorable and fits very well into his roll. Jake Gyllenhaal turned out to be a very compelling Mysterio, and I think that he was born to be an amazing villain. I mean that in the nicest way possible because it takes a well-rounded actor or actress to become a bad guy in a series were there is so much good.

Thank you everyone for coming to see my content! I think that you all are the best and I love that I can share this all with you. I hope that you don’t think I am dissing this movie, because I really am not trying to. I think it has some really good parts to it. Everyone in A1 in my book. It was just the direction of the film that I didn’t care too much for.

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Who Is Mysterio

My First Experience

With

Mysterio

Good Evening, Everyone and welcome back to C&M Comic Hub! Sorry for the late post, but you knew what you were getting into when you log into this blog (Ha-ha)! I hope you all are doing amazing! There are exciting things that are happening in the next 27 hours, and I know you know what the cause of that will be. ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is coming out tomorrow (by the time this is published it will be the morning of. How many of you are excited to see Tom Holland play Peter Parker/Spider-Man again? I know that I am. I think that Tom Holland is an amazing actor, and he is perfect for this role. I know some people prefer Toby Maguire, and I can see why, but Tom is the perfect age and attitude of a 15-year-old boy in high school with superpowers.

In preparation of this movie, I had the chance to read the first appearance of Mysterio! Luckily, three days ago, Chris and I went to the comic shop to see if our issues we’ve been waiting for had come out. Right on the counter, there was a reprint of the Amazing Spider-Man issue that introduces Mysterio for only $1.00. Who wouldn’t pick up that up, right?

In this comic book, Spider-Man is viewed as a criminal by the city of New York because of certain actions he can’t seem to remember. Spider-Man is stealing from the citizens?? What are you talking about? Peter thinks that he is doing these bad things while he is asleep and thinks about going to see a psychiatrist. Upset by these revelations, he doesn’t even want to close his eyes but unfortunately, his eyelids shut, and the night goes by silently. Or so he thought. Spider-Man is spotted being a menace to the public again. Peter, being worried about helping Aunt May with bills, along with the fact that the city thinks of him as a villain, starts to stress him out more and more, affecting his mood and the way that he acts, which is now rash and direct.

Convinced he needs to see that psychiatrist; he swings by and sticks to the wall of the doctor’s office. The doctor being excited, tells Spider-Man to come in, relax, and to say whatever is on his mind. The doctor is trying to move his career forward by being the first professional in his field to psychoanalyze a Superhero. Spider-Man sees that this was a mistake immediately leaves the office as the doctor calls out for him.

Later, Mysterio contacts J.J. Jameson saying that he is capable of beating Spider-Man in battle. Jameson, being all for that, agrees to meet with him, not thinking the situation through. Mysterio suddenly appears in the corner of the office and hands Jameson a note.

Spider-Man goes off to meet the Mysterious man, but unfortunately, it did not go well for our favorite high school superhero. He is beaten every way to Sunday, which boggles the mind of the young hero. Finding no way to win, he decides that he needed to get away and get away fast! Off the bridge he jumps. Quickly he descends towards the water below. A police helicopter (which is called a “Police Whirly-Bird” by Peter) comes to scoop up Spider-Man and take him into custody, but no one can catch him! He’s too smart and too fast for you!

Relief floods Peter as he knows that Mysterio is the culprit of the theft. He doesn’t know how it was so, but he knew it was him! Next time that they meet, it’ll be a lot different!

J.J. Jameson introduces Mysterio to the public as the hero that New York always needed. He was the one that defeated the local menace Spider-Man and is now the city’s new hero. Peter Parker is introduced to Mysterio, and while everyone was distracted, he slipped a tracking device in the pocket of the mysterious stranger. Now, he has a way of finding him when no one else could.

“Mysterio is a real crime fighter! He’s not afraid to meet people and to be interviewed as that cowardly Spider-Man was! And once Mysterio has defeated Spider-man for good, he will reveal his true identity exclusively to my newspaper! It’ll be the scoop of the century for me! Right, Mysterio” -J.J. Jameson

“Right! Just as long as you remember the money you promised me!” -Mysterio

That was just a small part of who Mysterio is and was in the comics. He was in it for the fame and for the glory of being the one that defeated the Amazing Spider-Man! Who else in the world was able to say that?

Soon after that transaction was completed, Mysterio disappears into the mist not knowing that Peter was tracking him. Swinging onto the scene, Mysterio is taken aback as he doesn’t understand how Spider-man could have found him! Gaining his composure back from being surprised, his arrogance shows as he tells Spider-Man how he did what he did!

Outsmarted again, Spider-Man brought a miniature recorder that would capture all of Mysterio’s confession!


“A miniature recorder!! BAH! It will do you no good! I’ll destroy it—after I’ve defeated you!” -Mysterio

PAUSE! I just want to mention that Mysterio’s face (which you can see in these picture) looks just like Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek). Carry on!

A fight scene breaks out and Peter figures he should take pictures on the fighting so that he can sell them to his boss. Since Mysterio showed his hand to Spider-Man, it was a lot easier to defeat the mystery man. As it wraps up, Spider-Man carried Mysterio back to the police department and handed them the tape to prove his innocents. Before doing this, Peter drops off the fighting photos to J.J.’s office.

Spider-Man’s name is cleared of all charges and is free to do as he wishes. Stopping in on J.J. while he is in his office, he mocks J.J. for being wrong about him 100% of the time. Webbing J.J. to the ceiling, he swings off to the bright city ahead!

Thank you all for reading my easy read comic talk! I love this comic! This is my first Spider-Man comic and I am so glad that I got to start off with this issue. I think it is super smart of Marvel to re-release original looking comics in time of the release of a movie. This way, the fans can get a refresher of the storyline, and a refresher of the new villain in the series.

Now, in the trailer, Mysterio looks like he is trying to help Peter in a battle. Is Mysterio the one that created this battle so that he can see what Peter is capable of. To spend time with him and learn of his emotional state, what is he planning in this film?

I did a review of the trailer about a month and a half ago, which you can find in this link if you click it. https://candmcomichub.com/spider-man-far-from-home

I didn’t get to say much about Mysterio because I honestly didn’t know that much about him and I didn’t want to talk about something that I didn’t know much about. Now that I got to read the first appearance of this character, I feel like I know a lot more than before! Seeing the original art and how the speech patterns have changed is do amazing. If you have the ability, I would will you to go and buy this comic as soon as you can from your local comic shop (LCS).

Thank you all again for coming to read my thoughts. I know that you could be anywhere on the internet right now, but you choose to spend time here with me. I’m so happy that I get to bring you content that you like. I just sent out our first ‘Interview Questionnaire’ to a man that loves Star Wars. We would love to be able to get a lot more people to be interviewed, so if you would like to share your ideas or how you feel about a certain movie, comic, series then I would love to have you featured on our site! E-Mail us at candm.bodenmiller@gmail.com.

Have an amazing time at the movies!

-Kay

It’s the Endgame For Us All

Eleven

YEARS

LATER:

Hello Everyone, and welcome back to C&M! Today, I want to talk a little about Avengers Endgame. I made a special drawing for this special movie and would like to share it with you all as well! I hope that I won’t be spoiling the movie for anyone that wanted to see it, but if you don’t want to take that risk, then I would say wait to read this post.

As I read things the pertain to Endgame, I notice that a lot of people went to go see it the first chance that they got. I hope all of you that got to see it, loved it, but I also hope that all that still want to see it keeps their mind open to new things. I know that films usually have some flaws in it. I know I have noticed some things that I didn’t particularly like, but I promise not to dwindle on them too long.

Now that it’s been about 2 weeks since Endgame came out, I think it’s time for some of my thoughts to be written down and shared with you all. The reason that everyone was asked to wait to talk about it would be of two reasons. So that everyone was able to see the film, and have it not ruined, and that the new “Spider-Man: Far From Home” trailer was just released on Monday and it spoils parts on Endgame pretty much right away. We will talk about that trailer fairly soon as well, because we both love Spider-Man, and we both love Tom Holland.

This was a 3-hour movie, so there will be no way that I could talk about everything, so I think I would like to just touch up on a few things, good and bad that stayed with me since the day I saw it. Mostly just focusing on the characters that I picked out for this piece. Please enjoy, and remember, it’s all in good fun!

From the beginning of this film, Marvel has you gripped in their hands. These are the people that stuck out to me the most.

Tony Stark/Iron Man

(Robert Downey Jr., like you all don’t already know who he is):

The trendsetter for being an Avenger. Though he wasn’t officially the 1st Avenger (Captain America) his movie was the first step into the MCU (May 2, 2008). Seeing him in the opening scene was something else. For the first time, in all of these films, he has no idea how to get out of the predicament that he and Nebula (Karen Gillan). They are floating in the vast emptiness of Space as he informs Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) that they only had a little while before the Oxygen levels dissipated. He recorded all of his days in Space so that, if she were able to get his helmet, then she would know that she was the last thing on his mind. Slowly, his eyes get more and more red as he becomes sleepier. Enters Captain Marvel to save the day. We knew Tony wasn’t done yet.

I honestly like how he has grown as a person. From the first time that we meet him, we see that he is very into himself. Thought about no one but his own wellbeing. You could smell the arrogance coming from him and he isn’t even in person for you to do so. Along the way, he finds out that his actions bring an affect to others that he cares about. His inventions and his decisions affect even the people that he doesn’t know, for the better and for worse. I believe that it was Pepper who showed him that he could be better than just a show off. Finally, they have a kid by the name of Morgan (Alexandra Rachael Rabe) who changes Tony’s heart forever. She is the apple of his eye and the love in his heart. The quote that got me was “I love you 3,000 and that will come up later in the movie. Had my ass in tears again. Getting back to Pepper and Toney, their relationship doesn’t seem forced. It seems completely natural and that only happens when actors have that chemistry that we all look for. You couldn’t tell off screen that they aren’t married.

Find and click these icons for more indepth information about these characters!

Sure, he’s still hot headed and it’s either his way or no way, but what can you do. He’s a genius who thinks about outcomes that others don’t want to think about. I can picture that he struggles with being a realist and an emotional man. He debates, internally, with himself for that reason alone. There’s more to him but, again, I simplify a lot.

The lost of Peter Parker (Kid) and relaying that information to Steve Rogers was too much for me. I started crying like a baby on it’s first day of life. It’s something about a grown man crying (be free to show your emotions, boys/men. There’s nothing to be ashamed of) that just makes me lose it. Tony Stark is the manliest type of guy that I have seen on screen and he was just devastated about him losing the Kid. The fact that he needed to share that with Rogers brings another depth to their relationship as friends

The meeting of Howard Stark (John Slattery) and…Howard Potts? It’s actually Tony but he couldn’t tell his father who he was. That would be crazy! The interaction between Tony and Howard was super interesting. Tony’s father passed away very early into his life and there was so much that he wanted his father to see.

Turns out that Howard hasn’t had Tony yet, and asked Tony how he felt when his baby was born. Honestly, this scene enveloped me into an emotional rollercoaster! What am I supposed to be feeling here, Everyone!? Do I have to tell you my eyes were brimming with tears? Because if I told you they weren’t that would be a lie.

By the end of the film, we see that Tony gives up his life for the chance of saving everyone. He is posted up on something to steady him. Of course, Peter finds him and tries to plead to Mr. Stark that everything will be okay and that he will be fine (I am the biggest emotional wreck on the face of the earth). Pepper finds herself in front of Tony telling him it’s okay and that he needs to rest. It’s okay. Slowly and quietly, he drifts of to his peace. We see Peter devastated from the lose of his mentor and father figure, yet again.

I have to say, that Tony was the life of this movie. I, mainly, wanted to watch his character because he brought so much emotion and personality into the role and so much heart that it broke mine. We, as an audience, have known him for 11-years. Some people grew up watching him he Iron Man. This film had a lot of downs, but when there was good in his life, all he wanted to do was protect it. The only way that he could have helped was to make sure that his life (family) were to not change.

Peter Parker/Kid/Spider-Man

(Tom Holland):

He always makes me emotional (as you all can tell). I don’t know what it is, but I want to protect him from all of the evils of the world. You make me cry, Tom. But in a good way. You are my favorite Spidey by far.

So, we don’t get to see him until the last part of the movie, since he was apart of the half that turned to ash, so there isn’t too much to go off of, but when he was on screen, I felt my heart lighten! As fast as he can go, he gets his hands on the Iron Man Gauntlet and plays keep away from all the bag guys. He does a great job until he gets knocked down, in comes Captain Marvel!

Part of Peter’s part in this post is connected to Mr. Starks, because of obvious reasons but I do have my thoughts on him and what he has become.

I haven’t seen the trailer for, “Spider-Man Far From Home” yet, but I know its going to be great. What I’m getting at is that Tom Holland makes me feel as if this particular character is alive and feels strongly about the people that he loves. His father figure (Tony) is now gone. Greif comes with lose so I’m guessing that we get to see how he overcomes his feelings and learns to be okay with the situation that had occurred. I’m sensing that he will be going through the stages of grief and will need the help of friends and family to overcome the loss. I hope to see Tom in many many more movies. I can tell that he enjoys being a Superhero, which is super important, because it would be plain to see if he didn’t enjoy his time there.

Steve Rogers/Captain America

(Chris Evans):

This isn’t one of the larger passages, but it’s still full of beauty. I enjoy Captain America, but he always seemed like he was battling a war that wasn’t for him. He was a badass for sure. Don’t get me wrong. It just seemed like he was missing that one something to make his life more meaningful. Sure, protecting America was his man objective, and sure that he seen it as a duty for the brave. But deep down, there was something missing, which I feel he found a way to get what he wanted.

Obviously, he has always been the leader/co-leader of the Avengers. He wasn’t on the ash-ed away people (again, that’s obvious) but the part that I really wanted to touch on was the very end of the movie, where he has to return all of the stones back to the exact time that they were taken. There was an offer to go along with him, but Steve said that it wouldn’t be necessary. Since it wasn’t a dangerous mission, there wasn’t too much of an objection. Only taking a five second outside of the time jump to bring back Steve, there wasn’t a need to wait all that long for them to get their Captain back. At the end of the 5 seconds, the platform neglected to show Rogers. Panic and yelling started with the present characters, but soon it fell to silence. Off by the lake, there sat a figure with a tan jacket and dark white hair.

Steve Rogers decided not to come back as the Superhero that we all love. No. He decided to take up the advice that Tony would tell him over the years. Get a life. So, he did. After the last stone was put back, exactly the way that they were supposed to, he thought about his life and what he could do to make it fulfilling. Peggy Carter was Steve’s love of his life and he decided that it was time for him to get that life that Tony told him to get.

Our last scene was of him dancing and listening to music in his house with his Peggy. He was finally happy.

Thor

(Chris Hemsworth):

Thor is overcome with the loss of his brother, most of his people, half of the universe and friends that he felt love for. He turned into a slobby drunk that had a beer belly the size of his own miniature planet. Not a lot of fans like the direction that the went with this character. I was waiting, throughout the movie, for him to use his powers to scalp out his body to be what it once was.

Grief and misery envelope him over the years of him believing that he was the one that failed everyone. He was the one that could have prevented the ending of so many innocent beings. “You should have gone for the head” rings in his mind as he can’t sleep. Screams and cries keep him up at night. Though the fans didn’t like the way that he was portrayed in the film, I think there was more depth to it now that I am thinking about it. Sure, you might have to fabricate the story a little bit, but just looking at the expression on Thor brings you to feel badly about being upset about his body.

Depression is a powerful feeling. It can affect even the God of Thunder.

We are brought to Asgard (time travelling part of the movie so that we can find the Stones), and we see a beautiful woman surrounded by other beautiful but younger women. Hiding away as she looks around, Rocket (Bradley Cooper) half way yells at Thor to get ahold of himself because everyone lost family and friends on the ‘Snap’. Thor agrees but as soon as Rocket turns around Thor pretty much runs away from the situation. Behind a pillar he hides away from the gaze of his mother, but as she walks past his position she stops and tells all of the other women to leave her. She sneaks up behind him and waits for him to turn around. Trying to regain his poise he tells her he isn’t who she thinks he is, but she knows that’s a lie. A mother knows her child, and she knew that she was hers, just not from this time period.

It’s a very heart tugging moment because no one in the universe could ever understand how Thor was feeling. When you are in-trouble, you want your mother to make it all better. Now, he is in the position to talk to her and get any advice whether he wanted it or not. Listening carefully to all of her wisdom, as he wanted was to be told it wasn’t his fault. It was out of his control. Everything was going to be fine.

I feel for Thor. I’ve done some wrong things in my life. I have lost loved ones and friends that I wish I could change. Sometimes I feel like it was my fault that some of the people in my past are not apart of my life now. I, most of the time, would like my mother to tell me everything will be okay. Thor is in raw emotion, which he has never had to deal with before the beginning and ending of the Infinity War.

Giving up his position of being the King of New Asgard to Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) because he wasn’t the person that he was needed to be. He wanted to be the person that he wanted to be. Isn’t that how we all want to be and do?

Clinton Barton/Hawkeye

(Jeremy Renner):

Losing your entire family to the event of the ‘Snap’ would be a crazy and confusing way of starting your BBQ day out. There’s no way that I would be able to handle that shock. Out of nowhere, it seems, that he just picks up the want to kill every single bad person on Earth. He was traced down to Mexico, but he was too fast to be caught, but then the team finally found him in Japan killing Yakuza with a big ass sword. He might have had two. My memory is of fog though it really isn’t that big of a detail.

As a plan is hatching for them to go back in time, he volunteers to be the test dummy. Clint went back to his farm, as to see if it was something that could actually work. Turns out the time machine worked. 2 seconds away from seeing his family again and he was pulled back super-fast. Thankfully he was safely returned with no repercussions (except emotional strain).

As the remaining Avengers hatch out a plan to get the Stones before Thanos does, he is teamed up with Natasha to retrieve the Soul Stone. If you saw Infinity War, then you could correctly guess what will happen next. Continue with this part of these character on Black Widow’s part of my review.

Black Widow and Hawkeye have interlocking storylines. I see them as one character most of the time.

Natasha Romanova/Black Widow

(Scarlet Johansson):

Natasha is a mess throughout the first 3/4th’s of the way through this movie. She feels a strong guilt and a lack of wanting to move on from what everyone had lost. She wants to get everyone back. Why did she survive? Why couldn’t she have gone to save someone else? She thinks of herself as a bad person. An undeserving person of the gift of life. This Natasha has never been portrayed this way on screen. Sure, she pretended to be emotional, but her training from her past allowed her to take charge of her emotions, not the other way around. You can see that in the first Avenger movie when she was talking to Loki.

He mindset is to find and help out the one person that she looks up to and fully trusts, Clint. Where is her? Why didn’t he take her with him or why didn’t he come to her when he was hurting so badly? Questions swim in her head as she assigns Rhodey (Don Cheadle) to locate Clint. Lucky for her, but unlucky for others, her friend was leaving a large amount of bodies in his path of destruction.

Moving forward, we are at the location where the Soul Stone resigns. Red Skull (Ross Marquand). We all know how the stone is revealed. You have to lose something that you love. Something that you hold close to your heart. They look at each other and gave each other understanding looks. Turns out that they were thinking of sacrificing themselves-not sacrificing one another! Natasha knew that it had to be her. She had no biological family. She only cared about the well beings of her friends (the only family she ever knew of). Clint believe that it was he who should be sacrificed, but I don’t see why he would have thought that? I know that he didn’t want his friend to die, so that makes sense, but it was obvious on who was going to be taking themselves over the cliff.

A race develops between the two. It’s almost funny on how it was played out but then you remember what they were racing for! You demented person, you!

Suddenly, we see our two characters dangling from the cliff. Clint is hanging onto Natasha as tightly as he can, but he only holds onto her wrist. They look at each other and she tells him that he needs to keep living and to let her go. “It’s okay, Clint. Just let me go” (not exact quote but close). Not because he lets her, but she slips from his grip, falling further away from life.

Natasha is then seen as a lifeless body at the bottom of the cliff. Hard stone ground catching her fall. The scene of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) comes to your mind as you remember that she suffered the same fate as Natasha.

Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel

(Brie Larson):

I feel like she was just thrown into the movie. The fans didn’t get to connect with her as much as other characters, so I feel like she wasn’t as ‘major’ as the MCU would have wanted to her to be. She came at the absolute first part of the film, to make sure that the other characters knew of her, but then she leaves because there are other world that are in need of her help. I also feel like her movie should have been introduced earlier into the MCU line-up. Maybe around the Iron Man 2 area, so that we could have gotten an emotional connection and understand all about her powers and personality. They tried to get her whole story told in one movie, which isn’t that bad. I won’t say that it was, I feel as if they rushed her and threw her on the audience’s lap expecting them to just except it. Still, Brie did a wonderful job with what she was given. A lot of little girls and little boys look up to her for this reason.

Though I have made a review about Captain Marvel, and it did surprise me that it was as good as it was, Christian says that she just seems too overpowered. I can see what he means. She seems like she has no weaknesses, which isn’t relatable.

Look. I understand that there are other planets and more than just the human race. I get that. But she had loved ones here on Earth. Shouldn’t she have wanted to avenger her own loved one, including Nick Fury?

Her hair and the jokes. I knew as soon as I seen her hair cut when she was projecting herself to inform Black Widow of any update on her end. I knew that someone on screen was going to comment on it and joke about it. It was a little bit of an easy joke to throw out there. In the comics, she does have that hair style. It’s cool that they made that apart of this world as well. Also, I knew, as soon as people were able to talk about the movie, was that they were going to make jokes about her hair as well. It bored me a bit and lacked some imagination (the Can-I-See-You- Manager Haircut). She had it in the comics. I didn’t see the big deal, but that was what we were given for her character in this movie.

 

She shows back up at the end of the film to help defeat Thanos, which of course, she blows through all of the ships, which knocks them out of the sky. Christian doesn’t like overpowered characters because he believes that she could just fight all of these beings by herself. She could have taken the Gauntlets, created by Iron Man, and just leave the solar system. She could have hidden it or destroyed it. She could have taken Ant Man, Wasp and the van with her to a different country or something so that they couldn’t have been interrupted. There’s so much that she could have done by herself that it almost makes this a waste of time. I don’t mean to smash this movie at all, but I wish that we could have gotten to know Carol Danvers more than just right before Endgame came out. Sorry for going on a rant. Brie (if you ever see this), this was in no way a reflection on you as an actress or a person. I wish they would have done better by you and had you in the franchise a lot sooner so that we could have gotten to know you more, but I have a gut feeling that you will be the main person in the new set up for the MCU (if that is what they will keep calling it).

Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk

(Mark Ruffalo)

What do you get when you have a genius IQ and the muscles of an invincible being? Maestro? A really big bad guy says the comic book guy in the back of the room looking at Hulk Figurines. A bad time for others, says the girl by the Hulk comic books. You guys all guessed wrong! I know right? But you all are wrong. You get a big green man that is calm and collected, who is also capable of ripping a car in half. I love Bruce Banner. I love the Hulk. I think Mark R. is a really funny guy, but them together in-sink was a weird thing for me. I thought that it was going to be something completely different.

When they were doing the actual time traveling testing, I thought that the Hulk’s fingers would mess up the controls. I feel as if the Hulk might not like the fact that, thought his body is out and about, his brain isn’t being used, and I think that is going to cause some issues for the future of Bruce Banner. Maybe it’s a set up for Maestro in the later years of the MCU? Maybe it will be dropped completely, because the original Avengers seem have all left the front seat of the team. They all passed it along to someone else. I honestly hope that Maestro comes out, because that would be such a nice little twist.

Mark Ruffalo is probably one of my favorite actors in these projects. I can understand that it’s hard to keep both casual fans and life long comic fans happy, but it seems like, if they don’t do something with this form of Hulk, then it will cause people to have a lot of questions and issues that it was just dropped. The movies belong to the producers and the directors, but the fans are a huge part of what is and isn’t an acceptable play on character’s or storylines. Just look at Suicide Squad. That isn’t even cannon anymore. The audience is just being told not to pay attention to that film (off topic).

Please do something with this character, MCU. It would be such a great set up for something fantastic.

The Funeral

We are brought into the living room of the Stark’s family house to watch the last words of the late Tony Stark. Both Pepper and Morgan are on the couch closest to the projector along with Happy (I believe). He made this recording just incase the time jump stuff didn’t pan out the way that they wanted it to. At the end of his speech, he blows away everything that he was saying that there was no way that their plan wasn’t going to work. As if he knew where she would be sitting, he turns to Morgan and looks her in the eye to say his last words (I’m tearing up just writing this), “I love you 3,000”. With a smile and a way of certainty, he gets up and shuts off the recording.

People that you remember and people that you don’t show up to Tony Starks funeral to say goodbye, as most funerals go. The very first ‘Heart’ made by Tony with the words, “Proof that Tony Stark has a Heart” is set off to float into the lake that lays behind their house. It was very tasteful and very relatable. It’s the end to an era.

Obviously, there were hundreds of Characters that deserve their own spotlight, but these are the ones that I found that were highlighted. I want to say this; everyone did an amazing job. The acting was phenomenal. Storyline was emotional. There were spots in the movie that I was thinking, “If I were in that position, what would I do”. There were tears, and there was laughter. People clapped when certain things happened on the screen, like when every character came back to “life” (even though they were alive in a different sense, like if they were on Earth but in a different frequency of that Earth…if that makes sense). It was a bitter sweet ending that I didn’t fully expect. I believe that ever since person that was casted and everyone in the backstage of it all are all extremely talented. I doubt I could ever be as brilliant as you all.

Any time of criticism that I might have shared with you was not out of annoyance but because I have invested countless hours watching and reading about characters. In my mind there were things I wanted and didn’t want, just like everyone else, but at the end all I can say to everyone, and anyone that was involved in this 11-year-long production that you all were amazing. You’ve all become someone’s hero. You will always be the reason that some child out in the world wants to stand up for what is right. You should all be proud of what you do and I cannot tell you how happy I will be when I get to share all of these movies with my future children. I hope that my daughter(s) want to be as strong as Captain Marvel, Shuri, Black Widow or so many of the other heroes. I cannot wait to see my son(s) walk around in his super-suit, trying to blast a hole in the orange juice container, or become an angry green beast to smash his Lego towers. Thank you for being that Hero to someone.

Stan Lee’s last cameo was a driver. Very small part, but still some of the best things to see. We hope that the family of Stan Lee knows they are loved and remember that their father made millions of people happy as a Clam. Excelsior!

Thank you, to my Everyone’s that came back to read my writing again. I always want to keep you all entertained and to have something good to read! It’s always so great to have you all here with me! Have a beautiful rest of your day/night, and I hope to have you come back soon when I cry over yet another Tom Holland movie.

-Kay