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    Spiderman: Far From Home

    Saw it a few days ago and published my podcast review today. Do a Dukie a solid and have a listen. https://soundcloud.com/jason-evans-1...out-the-movies

    I will say that I was a bit more negative on it than most other critics. I think it has some problems with the tone because it veers wildly from characters acting really serious and talking about responsibility to characters acting silly and unrealistic. I also was really bothered by an aspect of the story that is supposed to be a surprise, and the first half of the movie is dependent on you not seeing this twist coming, but it is so telegraphed that you know it from the moment the movie begins.

    That said, it is fun and funny and has some great action sequences. Marvel fans must see it and they will enjoy it. Still, to me it isn't the masterpiece that Civil War, Homecoming, Black Panther, Ragnarok, Infinity War, and Endgame were. In fact, I would put it near the middle of the pack of all Marvel films. To be clear, that does not mean it is a bad movie -- the MCU is full of high quality action movies -- but fans should know they are not going to see something quite on the level of where Marvel has been playing lately.

    -Jason "I am sure many of you will disagree with me... at least I know when I am being a tad too critical " Evans
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    Is Peter Parker a Carolina fan? Just wondering what he did to you. Any rumors of a relationship between Aunt May and Happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I think it has some problems with the tone because it veers wildly from characters acting really serious and talking about responsibility to characters acting silly and unrealistic.
    It's funny — this was my one and only gripe with Endgame.

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    Spider-Man is spelled with a hyphen you soulless monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    Any rumors of a relationship between Aunt May and Happy?
    I saw that live Norman Lear sitcom reading on TV last month. Aunt May married Carnage, and they live in the same neighborhood as Electro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matches View Post
    Spider-Man is spelled with a hyphen you soulless monster!
    I thought it was a string of web holding them together ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matches View Post
    Spider-Man is spelled with a hyphen you soulless monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I also was really bothered by an aspect of the story that is supposed to be a surprise, and the first half of the movie is dependent on you not seeing this twist coming, but it is so telegraphed that you know it from the moment the movie begins.
    Not having seen it, there is a "twist" I expect to happen with 100% certainty from the moment I saw the first trailer. If it's what you're thinking of, it's tough for me to imagine that the writers would really expect it to be surprising.

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    Just saw the 12:01 showing. Good end to Phase 3. 2 credit scenes after and both are pertinent. Enjoy y’all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wander View Post
    Not having seen it, there is a "twist" I expect to happen with 100% certainty from the moment I saw the first trailer. If it's what you're thinking of, it's tough for me to imagine that the writers would really expect it to be surprising.
    Yes, I think most folks know what I am talking about. The great pity is that by using a different name or even outfit, they might have been able to make this surprise a bit more surprising. Frankly, being a slave to existing comic book storylines does not serve the MCU well.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Frankly, being a slave to existing comic book storylines does not serve the MCU well.
    In general they have taken considerable liberties with their source material. I'm a bit surprised they couldn't think more outside the box on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    In general they have taken considerable liberties with their source material. I'm a bit surprised they couldn't think more outside the box on this one.
    Yeah, and like I said, the whole first half of the movie revolves around this "shocking twist." This is one of the major reasons I thought the movie was sorta weak. I just could never get into what was happening while I waited for the inevitable to happen. Marvel is usually much better about this stuff.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    Yeah, and like I said, the whole first half of the movie revolves around this "shocking twist." This is one of the major reasons I thought the movie was sorta weak. I just could never get into what was happening while I waited for the inevitable to happen. Marvel is usually much better about this stuff.
    Saw it last night. I agree with you in that the first half of the movie is very slow until the "big reveal" — which is obvious to anyone who's ever heard of these characters — but I found the second half of the film really enjoyable, so I'm willing to give the movie a pass on this one. I thought Gyllenhaal killed it as Mysterio.

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    I think, to be polite, we should wait to talk spoilers until the weekend is over, or at least until Sunday. I look forward to discussing it with all of you then.
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    I think, to be polite, we should wait to talk spoilers until the weekend is over, or at least until Sunday. I look forward to discussing it with all of you then.
    If you start talking spoilers, please at least change the header.

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