Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

The Best Spider-Man Movie?

SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME

There’s probably a lot less at stake in Spider-Man: Far From Home than the last few MCU movies, but Spidey’s second solo MCU outing understands what most Marvel superhero movies don’t: that it takes a lot to beat a super-villain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. While the movie didn’t offer any concrete explanation, nor visual wizardry to illustrate just how Peter managed to look beyond Mysterio’s deception (he uses his Spider Sense, cheekily referred to in the movie as “Peter’s tingle”) at least the set-pieces are among the most exciting superheroic live-action-cum-CGI (maybe 100% CGI) Disney money can buy. Continue reading “Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)”

Thank you, Tony Stark

You were young and so in love
But your ex-boyfriend married another girl
‘Cause you were dusted in the snap
Now, do you say, “Thank you, Tony Stark?”

You used to have a high-paying job
But you were dusted in the snap
Now you’re back and you’re jobless
Now, do you say, “Thank you, Tony Stark?”

Not to mention, your colleagues are all managers now.

You have a family
Three kids, a beautiful wife
But they’re five years older now.
And your ex-wife married another man.

One of your kids committed suicide, another is in jail
And your youngest got into drugs.
You could say that you just suck as a Dad.
But you wouldn’t be so miserable
Had you remained dusted due to the snap.

And worse, the Avengers brought you back
Now, tell me, do you still say, “Thank you, Tony Stark?”

You were just a kid when you lost your mom and dad
And it’s because those supes in Wakanda
Failed to plan their counterattack
You said you’d avenge them, so you became Kick-Ass

But with no superpower, superheroing just sucks
Now your parents are back
But their baby boy’s gone
In fact, Kick-Ass was gone, dead, hit by a truck

Now, you can’t possibly still say “Thank you, Tony Stark.”

 


This isn’t really about Tony Stark but Marvel’s creative decision to make that five-year jump after the “snap” which brought up a lot of questions which Avengers: Endgame did not or failed to address. Of course, Marvel seems to have everything planned and they seem to have reasons behind the five-year jump. It’s just that at the moment, I’m not fully convinced that everything is A-OK after the Hulk made that second snap. And these are some of the worse case scenarios. I might still add a few verses later. And feel free to add your own verse/s below.