WARNING: Contains spoilers.
Welcome to the post-Endgame phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)!
Tom Holland returns as Spiderman as he goes far from home (2019, Jon Watts) with his classmates to Europe.
The film introduction’s playing of Whitney Houston’s “And I Will Always Love You” as a tribute to Tony Stark with matching slideshow — and yes, that included the Getty Images wordmark — was apt for the first setting.
At this time, we would realize that the moment Thanos snapped his fingers in the Infinity War (2018) will now be called “The Blip.”
Parker’s class goes over a rendezvous of European cities, where the Elementals would strike as it is intercepted by the former agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury and Maria Hill (Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders, respectively).
The gravest mistake that Spiderman did in this film was giving the E.D.I.T.H. glasses, that he entrusted by Stark, to Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal). The fake superhero was fired for his unstable nature and began using advanced projector drones to simulate the Elemental attacks.
MJ (Zendaya) deduces that Parker is Spider-Man as they discover a piece of Beck’s projector.
During the course of the film, the crisis for the hero was deepening during the illusion.
While on the climatic plot, when Peter Parker’s friends are locked in the vault of the Crown Jewels, they confessed whatever they can before their fate could have been sealed.
Thankfully, Spiderman regained control of the glasses and ending the drone control but Beck’s sidekick William Riva (Peter Billingsley) escapes.
What I am interested other than the main development are Peter’s classmates – Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and Betty Brant’s (Angourie Rice) — and their on-and-off relationship and the admission of the relationship between Auntie May (Marisa Tomei) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau).
Naturally, this film should mark the gradual downfall since the Endgame is over but seeing a 91% rating by Rotten Tomatoes means the story continues.
During the first screening today, which my dad and I came first as the mall opened, I noticed that a seating row has been reserved. The capacity in the cinema is a bit less than full, suggesting that gradual withdrawal begins.
If you’re planning or already on the European trip, I hope you won’t get ruined by Beck or Mysterio’s scripted acts. But that’s partly the point. The main point is really that simple: looks can be deceiving.