SPOILER ALERT: THIS MOVIE IS GREAT
About two-thirds of the way through the new Marvel Studios latest Spider-Man (not Spiderman as I had previously thought), when the big reveal that Spider-Man’s alter-ego is in fact Tom Holland, and the proverbial mask has been ripped off and we all see how cute and bashful he is, I began to wonder how the movie would end. After all, the audience had already had their curiosity satisfied as to the actor’s true identity, so what else was there to overcome?
I should not have doubted so soon, dear readers. You see, as a famous movie reviewer I understand the challenges of living in the limelight and having constantly to outrun the paparazzi and both male and female fanboys. Even going out to get the mail can sometimes be a challenge. My own neighbors, who should be helping to protect my identity in order to discourage local crime, call out to me in the middle of the street. Hey Mitchell Kennedy, famous movie man! they will shout. What did you think of the new Spider-Man movie?
They will shout, Thumbs up or thumbs down? not even knowing that I don’t use the Siskell & Ebert scale, but a puppy-ranking system of my own invention, that requires Ampersat Todd’s input.
BACK TO ‘SPIDER-MAN: THE WAY HOME’
Without giving too much away, suffice it to say that the last third of the movie drags on a bit as Tom Holland, maskless, is hounded mercilessly by reporters and skeptics until he is forced by one final emergency to again don the cover of the swinging vigilante.
But do not worry, everything turns out fine in the Marvelous end, which is why I knocked this puppy from five puppies all the way down to four. Since there is no cliffhanger ending, I see no possibility forward for this franchise.
Fun for a day, but not for two decades, as they say. Skip it on Blu-Ray.