“Spider-Man Far From Home”
This ‘Spider-Man’ picks up right after the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Tom Holland as Spidey is great and he will have a lot of longevity in this role, mostly because he looks so young. Zendaya is always great as his love interest.
My daughter Cayley and I both went to review this for Shelli. That way we’d have a teen’s perspective and mine (of course we had another reviewer that refused to move over one seat so we could sit together. So we sat on each side of him). I went to get a “Jim Kerr style” bucket of popcorn- you know with the gobs of fake butter- and proceeded to pass it back and forth over him.
Anyway back to the review- a new superhero is introduced, “Mysterio,” played by Jake Gyllenhall. He looks like a deep sea diver who flies. Love the effect in the fishbowl type face mask.
The movie has a significant twist at the very end that’ll leave you saying "What! Huh!" …and it sets you up for the next ‘Spider-Man’ installment. You'll get no spoilers here, but when you see it you'll know what I'm talking about. Cayley thought it took a while to get to the real plot, but once it did she enjoyed it.
Cayley: 3 ½ ♥
This is the 2nd feature length movie from writer-director Ari Aster, who was behind 2018 horror hit "Hereditary."
A couple in a strained relationship travel to rural Sweden to see a mid-summer festival but end up witnessing bizarre occult behavior. If you've seen the "Wicker Man" you get the idea...
The Wall Street Journal describes it as “disorienting” and a “boldly original film." It's getting 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics calling it a “high-art” horror: raw, gorgeous, grotesque, dreamy and visually innovative. However some say the Aster's pacing can try your patience and he strains the limits of belief by the end, which was one of the main criticisms of ‘Hereditary’…