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Retro Review — Spider-Man: Far From Home

Retro Review — Spider-Man: Far From Home

How many times has Marvel promised the multiverse, only to snatch it away at the last instant?

We had famous examples with WandaVision and Loki in 2021, but Disney pulled the rug out from under us even earlier than that.

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In a 2019 movie, the first MCU title after Avengers: Endgame, a superhero from another dimension saved us all*.

That asterisk provides the first demonstration of how the MCU as a whole has proven an unreliable narrator with the concept of the multiverse.

Here is a three years later retro review of Spider-Man: Far From Home, the film that set the table for the franchise to save movie theaters a few years later.

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After the Blip

During the Avengers: Endgame discussion, I had plenty of fun with the odds of the various mishaps.

For example, Hawkeye somehow lost his whole family but lived. It’s…mathematically improbable.

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We quickly learn that the same statement applies to the gang from Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Peter Parker, MJ, and Ned all blipped, leaving them the same age. The story has some fun with this, as another kid who didn’t blip is now an Adonis.


Meanwhile, one of the teachers reveals that his wife faked a blip to run away with another dude. As he says it, the funeral was real, but the blip wasn’t.

Director Jon Watts demonstrates his comedic skill throughout the film, which trends toward a EuroTrip sequel as much as Spider-Man, high praise from me.

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The premise is that Peter and the gang take a school trip to Italy. After one flight, Ned has fallen in love with Betty Brant, who unexpectedly reciprocates.

This bit is legitimately one of my favorite gags in the MCU to date. It’s so very high school, with a tempestuous relationship rising and then collapsing in a matter of days.

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Meanwhile, we get a bit of foreshadowing, as Peter Parker feels alone. He has lost his mentor and surrogate father figure, Tony Stark.

Meanwhile, he’s still too immature to tell MJ how he feels, and she’s too busy investigating Peter’s quirky behavior to notice the obvious.

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Far From Home packs in a lot of story during its tight two hours. And the best part is the villain.

Hero from Another Dimension

“To have a good enemy, choose a friend; he knows where to strike.”

That profound quote drives much of the plot of the Spider-Man sequel.

(l to r) Numan Acar, Tom Holland and Jacky Gyllenhaal in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME

Parker needs new guidance and direction in his life after Stark’s death. The teen believes he has found it in the form of Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio.

The backstory for Mysterio involves acts of superheroism in an alternate dimension, another part of the multiverse.


Since everyone knew that Marvel was moving in this direction, we bought it hook, line, and sinker.

After all, there is a Mysterio in the comics, but a supervillain. In another universe, he could easily have become a hero instead.

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Mysterio somehow earns the trust of Nick Fury, who is really the person to blame here. That dude’s supposed to be the world’s greatest espionage agent!

If Fury cannot deduce that Beck’s the villain in the piece, what hope does a teenager have?

Something I admire more on rewatch is how the story careens between deadly serious and slapstick funny.

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To wit, one scene is likely a reference to EuroTrip, wherein a woman (NOT Lucy Lawless) forces him to strip, only for MJ’s other suitor to walk in.

The dude miscalculates when he takes a picture, leading the blonde woman to pull out her gun.

Then, Parker uses his final gift from Stark, overpowered Google Glasses, to…call down a drone strike on the guy. It’s something of an overreaction.

Of course, Spidey didn’t mean to do that. He’s just always in over his head.

These sequences dovetail nicely with the actual horror of Beck’s betrayal.

By the way, Zendaya nails her role as the sleuth uncovering the mystery of Spider-Man’s secret identity.

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Rewatch the drone strike scene if you doubt this. She’s three steps ahead the whole time.


I actually find the Mysterio story arc quite vicious in nature. Please think about him as if he were a real person.

The dude recognizes a lonely boy searching for tutelage. He pretends to help the kid, but it’s a ruse. He’s using a kid to regain what he lost from Tony Stark.

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This story milks sympathy in a way you might not even notice at first. It’s quite manipulative when you recognize what’s happening, though.

Parker desperately seeks approval, and this jerk insincerely promises it, only to snatch it away later. Oh, and he tries to murder Parker several times, too.

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Something else I notice this time is what a linear thinker Beck is. The monsters he creates with drone tech use water and fire. How original.

This guy isn’t fit to take the helm after Stark’s death, which makes him the perfect foil here. Peter Parker IS worthy, and he proves it by besting Mysterio.

Of course, before that happens, we get all kinds of swerves. Mysterio pretends to sacrifice himself nobly while fighting a lava monster.

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This bit of “heroism” earns Fury’s respect. Then, Mr. S.H.I.E.L.D. turns around and scolds a kid for only saving some people.

I realize that everyone has a bad day, but Fury must have lost some integral brain cells when he blipped.

That dude nearly gives the planet to a megalomaniac who created something called B.A.R.F.

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I’m half-tempted to pledge my loyalty to HYDRA after rewatching Far From Home.

The High Points

Any discussion of Far From Home should include MJ’s reveal. Look, I think Zendaya is a superstar of the highest order.

She and Tom Holland possess insane chemistry pretty much all the time.

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However, they go above and beyond with this, probably the best secret identity reveal in film history.

She’s suspected all along. Still, once Parker admits it, she’s something between surprised, confused, and braggy.

The scene with Ned finding out that MJ has found out cracks me up. Ned reflexively brags that he’s known longer as a bit of territorialism. That’s terrific.

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Of course, what’s even funnier is that when Nick Fury shows up to help Parker save the day, he blames the kid (!) for what has happened.

You were born in the 1940s, dude! Take some responsibility! That kid wasn’t hanging out with Captain Marvel at Blockbuster in 1995!

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Anyway, Parker proves remarkably resilient and again does something similar to EuroTrip when he befriends local hooligans in The Netherlands.

After a silly jail escape, Parker returns to his true mentor, Happy Hogan, and makes an A+ Led Zeppelin joke. This film is MUCH more of a comedy than I remembered.

Honestly, watching this so soon after Spider-Man: No Way Home, I’m kind of in awe of Far From Home. It really sets the tone for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.

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In fact, the ending of that film seems that much more horrible given what happens here. The only thing worse is that Ned and Betty’s love didn’t last.

Oh, yeah, there’s also that mid-credits scene that opens up the multiverse for real.

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God, I love everything about this movie. A+.

As a lifelong Fantastic Four fan, I cannot wait to see what Jon Watts does with that film!

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Everything you need to know about Wolverine


Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

How did Wolverine Became Popular?

Origin of Wolverine by Paul Jenkins Wolverine, the ol’ Canucklehead, has certainly evolved from the idea of a Canadian superhero to being the finest at what he does. Wolverine, a comic book character whose stern, aggressive demeanor established the bar It became quickly obvious that his initial yellow-and-blue clothing did not conjure up images of a furious the early 21st century…

James Howlett – Wolverine – Logan – Weapon X

Here is some facts about Wolverine

Habitat. These hardy creatures live alone and require a lot of space to wander.
Diet. Wolverines are stubborn, so while they occasionally consume vegetarian food like plants and berries in the summer, it does not constitute a significant portion of their diet.

What role does Wolverine play in X-Men Apocalypse?

Professor Charles Xavier invites Wolverine to join up for his new superhero-mutant team, called the X-Men, where Logan creates a close friendship with Cyclops and Jean Grey. Later it was discovered that Xavier, erased Logan’s memory and forced him to join the X-Men team by purpose. Professor X had to delete all Wolverine memories because he was sent to kill X-Men team leader a.k.a. – Charles Xavier.

Cyclops and Jean Grey

James Howlett (Wolverine) is also called Logan and Weapon X. He is a mutant with three retractable claws in each hand and animal-keen senses. He also has heightened physical powers, a strong regeneration ability known as a healing factor, and animal-keen senses.

Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine a.k.a. Logan

So Wolverine is from DC (Detective Comic) or MCU ( Marvel Cinematic Universe)?

Offten fans wonder is Wolverine a DC or a Marvel hero? Well, Wolverine was allegedly inspired by the DC superhero Timberwolf. Due to his ability to heal, the color of his outfit, and his hair, he is Wolverine’s polar opposite. The only thing that separates them is their claws, which are quite similar to each other despite Timberwolf’s sharp claws not being like Wolverine’s retractable ones. But, officially Wolverine was created for Marvel Comics by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita.

What is Wolverine’s history?

Did you know that Wolverine actually are father to Jimmy Hudson? James Hudson and Wolverine served together in the Iraq War, and James was given guardianship of Wolverine’s infant kid. To make the adoption legitimate, Jimmy’s surname name was changed from Howlett to Hudson. Jimmy’s origins were kept a mystery up until his senior year of high school. Wolverines son – Jimmy didn’t realize he was a mutant when he was a child, but he always felt unique and rejected the idea that he might be one.

In movies we saw that Hugh Jackman who played Logan in several movies, had to play very different scenario/story line whan it’s in comic books. For the first time Wolverine appeared in our TV screens in 2009. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) showed us remarcable MCU story line with new characters. At the movie we saw that Logan a.k.a. Wolverine was made in laboratory. But did you know that in comics, originally he got such powers from his birth parent.

Just to clarify, who is Wolverine?

Wolverine is a fictional character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, typically in conjunction with the X-Men. His real name is James Howlett, but he also goes by the aliases Logan and Weapon X.

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Wolverine and Deadpool

Who is Deadpool in Wolverine?

One of the worse films in the Fox X-Men film series is frequently cited as X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And the portrayal of Wade Wilson, a.k.a. Deadpool, in the movie has drawn some of the most severe criticism. Fans were ecstatic to see The Merc With the Mouth on the big screen when it was released in 2009.

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All information you need to know about Deadpool

If you’ve been on the Internet lately, you’ve definitely noticed some peculiar advertising for a superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds. Funny, but Ryan Reynol’d’ attractive face 90% of the movie time was hidden.

Why Deadpool always wear a mask? Why is the hip-hop music so strange and off-key? Why so much profanity? Because, ladies and gentlemen, this is Deadpool, a superhero who takes great pleasure in the bizarre.

We’re here to fill you in on the latest Marvel Comics superhero movie, which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Hold on to your chimichangas because this is going to be a wild journey.

Deadpool: Who is he?


Deadpool, actual name Wade Wilson, is an aggressive mercenary with a strong background in martial arts and swordplay. He was given fast healing abilities through the Weapon X program, effectively rendering him immortal.

Deadpool’s entire body appears to be extensively scarred since his cancerous cells regenerate just as quickly as his regular cells due to the fact that he was diagnosed with cancer at the time of the Weapon X experiment (and possibly wreaking havoc on his brain chemistry). The whole face mask is the result. And the power to sarcastically leave while being beheaded.

Fun Fact: Deadpool enjoys chimichangas a lot.

What connection does Deadpool have to the X-Men?


Deadpool originally joined the New Mutants, a group of young X-Men, as a supervillain, but over time, he evolved into an antihero who fought alongside Wolverine, the X-Men, and even a few Avengers.

Before acquiring his regenerative abilities, Wade Wilson, a chatty mercenary, appeared as Deadpool on the big screen. Reynolds portrayed him in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and even though the film wasn’t that great and fans bemoaned the muting of the infamously nicknamed “Merc with a Mouth,Reynolds made enough of an impression in both of those and in the leaked Deadpool test footage that the studio wanted him for a second go-round.

What’s up with Deadpool?

With an eerie similarity to the DC Comics villain Deathstroke in terms of both outfit and abilities, Deadpool made his debut in The New Mutants comics in 1991. He was co-created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, and his name, Wade Wilson, is a play on Deathstroke’s true name, Slade Wilson.

Since his debut in the 1990s, Deadpool has quickly developed a devoted fan base among comic book readers and convention goers. Seriously, during conventions, everyone is dressed as Deadpool. Why? Because he breaks the fourth wall and is a humorous parody of well-known superheroes.

Deadpool frequently brings up the fact that he is in a comic book, much to the amusement of his readers and the consternation of his fellow comic book characters. The whole thing is turned into a meta-commentary joke as he even leans into his similarities to every other comic book character, including Deadshot, Deathstroke, and a loose version of Spider-Man.

Should You Read Any Deadpool Comics?


Short answer is Yes, Yes, Yes! You should try these one:

  • Deadpool, Volume The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (2013) features a humorous character team-up with Captain America and Wolverine as well as a Deadpool origin story.
  • X-Force Uncanny Vol. 1 (2011–2012): The mercenary’s first significant team-up and a more somber side (along with a costume change).
  • No partnership is better than that of the rambunctious and talkative Deadpool and the mute and stern part-cyborg Cable from the 2004 film Cable & Deadpool.
  • Joe Kelly’s Deadpool (1997–1999) is widely regarded as the archetypal version of the antihero and served as the start of the comic book character’s comedy career.
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Blade lost it’s director

Almost everyone is aware of what is going on with Warner Brother’s Flash movie. The movie had other issues before Ezra Miller’s weird string of detentions and accusations, though. The Flash was changing directors as quickly as Jay Garrick vibrating through solid objects before their current PR disaster with the movie’s leading man. In hindsight, The Flash’s director departure was the first sign that the movie was in trouble.


We are a little concerned because of the current news regarding the Blade movie. The entrance of Blade in the Marvel universe has been eagerly anticipated by fans of the franchise, along with the appearances of Deadpool, Wolverine, and Daredevil. Blade from 1998 was the first film to provide Marvel as a corporation the boost it needed before Iron Man became the MCU’s success trigger. In any case, the director in charge of bringing a vision of Blade to the MCU has made the decision to leave the project two months before filming is set to begin.

Variety has reported that Bassam Tariq is no longer the “Blade” director for Marvel Studios.

Tariq’s resignation is unexpected because filming on Marvel’s next film about the renowned comic book vampire slayer was supposed to start in November. Along with Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre in supporting roles, Mahershala Ali will play the lead in the movie. According to those with direct knowledge of the matter, Tariq will continue to be involved in “Blade” as an executive producer even if he will no longer be the director.

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