Spider-Man Far From Home non spoiler review

entertainment, Movies

Wow this is a hard one to share my thoughts on without spoiling anything but I’ll do my best to summarise my thoughts on the first MCU movie since end game and one that had a lot to live up to based on how much I enjoyed homecoming. It also signals the end of the MCU Phase 3.

So the film picks up after End Game and is focussed around Peter and MJ primarily and their journey across Europe with their class on a trip. It’s picking up with the events from End Game (no spoilers remember, man this is hard), and Peter picking up more responsibility, which isn’t exactly what he has in mind right now. This film manages to combine the heaviness of the MCU at this point in time, the humour you loved from homecoming and relationships with his family and friends (I loved Happy Hogan) to make it one of my favourite MCU movies to date (maybe I’ll do an MCU ranked post??).

Initially I didn’t think it could beat homecoming but the more I’ve digested it (no second viewing completed just yet) the more I think I prefer it. It’s got a lot of stuff in there for the Marvel fans (and more specifically Spider-Man, like me!) and it’s also a really good summer blockbuster.

I’m very happy with how this film turned out and looking forward to ComicCon for hopefully the upcoming Phase 4 line up.

Framing a poster

entertainment, Movies, Prop

I try to surround myself with stuff I love, particularly in my home office. I don’t have loads of space in there but like to get collectibles that give me some joy to own and look at. After watching Endgame I really wanted a poster to hang up. After browsing around I came up with the solution to just do it myself.

I picked up these two items and it gave me exactly what I was looking for.

This’ll obviously work for any A2 poster, I’m thinking about Infinity War for my next one.

Could Avengers End Game introduce the Fantastic Four?

entertainment, Movies

With End Game only a couple of months away I’m starting to think more and more about new characters we could see to move the MCU forward for the next 10 years. With the likely loss of Captain America and/or Tony Stark we need new figure heads that can lead the Avengers going forward. I do believe that Spider-Man could be being groomed into this but with Sony holding the license I think this would be dangerous.

This is complete speculation but with Disney purchasing Fox they own the movie rights to one of my favourite comic book properties – The Fantastic Four.

There are a couple of things that lead me to believe that we could see their introduction in a post credit scene in End Game.

Tony sold Avengers tower

As part of Spider-Man homecoming we know that the Avengers tower has been sold off. Maybe it’s been planned that it would become the Baxter Building, the home of The Fantastic Four.

In the Spider-Man Far From Trailer we see it in the background in a state of reconstruction. Is this from the result of End Game or being done for it’s new residents?

Disney own the rights

It would be crazy not to introduce them as soon as possible after the deal was looking done. They are their bread and butter and although we have seen various movies we haven’t seen them done right. Having them introduced now means that they can be slotted in the next phase and have them leading whatever Avengers turns into next after End Game.

Whatever happens the Avengers are going to need a group of leaders and with the potential loss of Tony and Cap we need some strong characters leading at the front. I do believe this could be Spider-Man but as I’ve said from a business perspective I don’t think it’s the smartest thing to do with Disney not owning the movie rights.

What do you think?

Will Thanos be the villain in Avengers: Endgame?

entertainment, Movies

I love this image of the Thanos armour in the new trailer. As per the comic books he looks to have become a farmer and stopped his desire for power. The comic plays a bit different to the movies where he loses the gauntlet after the snap thanks to his arrogance then retires to a plant for the simpler life having failed.

Given he has retired I’m thinking he’s done fighting but the Avengers will still need to get the gauntlet to reverse the snap. The question is will be put up a fight? With the reintroduction of Ant-Man and the quantum realm they might not even need him if they can mess with time.

It’s very interesting thinking that Thanos might not even have a big part to play, I don’t think he will.

I think it’ll be more of a time travelling adventure to stop the stones in the first place.

How to watch Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures in the UK

entertainment, Movies, Star Wars

Myself and my daughter sat down to watch Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures on YouTube only to be presented with this.

I tweeted out to a few of my favourite Star Wars Podcasters and the social media team (thanks to Michelle Buchman) at Star Wars got back to me.

Turns out if you’re outside of the US and Canada you will need to use Star Wars Kids.