I’ll start with my non-spoiler thoughts, and then I’ll make it clear when I get spoilery.
Spider-Man is one of my favorite superheroes, so I’ve been looking forward to this movie for a long time. I avoided all trailers and information about it (which, as usual, proved to be a good idea–there are way too many scenes from late in the movie shown in the trailer). Though I will say that after seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I wondered if that might have some sort of overlap with this film.
The end result was a movie I enjoyed. The humor in particular was great–I love that they’ve stuck with a high-school Peter Parker and all the teenage drama and antics that go hand in hand with it. The action was fun, and the plot kept me guessing.
Oh, I also really liked that it’s a stand-alone movie that still solidly exists within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are lots of references to the two Infinity War movies and how they’ve impacted the world.
Overall, I’d recommend the movie, and I’d like to hear your reactions in the comments. Now onto my spoiler thoughts!
As clever as the big twist was, I must admit that I really wanted there to be multiple universes. I loved seeing the different Spider-Men in Into the Spider-Verse, and I think it would have been awesome to see a version of that in the MCU. Perhaps it would be derivative of Into the Spider-Verse, but I’m okay with that. Even the title of the movie made me think Spider-Man might be going to another universe. I think I would have preferred that over the twist in this movie (though I’m still fine with it).
I heard the director say that if you go back and watch the movie again, you can see ways that the elementals were never real. I’m curious about this.
Oh, and I loved EDITH. Specifically, what the acronym means. Well done, Iron Man.