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Matthew Wilkie
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As i sat through the credits, i saw that A Town Called
Malice by The Jam was credited, can anyone tell me where
it was used, as i didn`t spot it! 

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It's playing in the background of the bar where Peter and Mysterio chat. I noticed it because it didn't quite seem to fit (although I'm guessing it was partly used because of the title).
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The opening lines of A Town Called Malice: “You better stop dreaming of the quiet life ‘cause it’s the one we’ll never know...” fit beautifully with the nature of their discussion. Forget trying to have a normal life, kid, because that’s not who you are now.

 I thought the music soundtrack to the movie was superb, just another great aspect of a thoroughly enjoyable movie.
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A lot of the same joys and sorrows as Homecoming. It certainly "feels" like Peter Parker would be if he was Tony Stark's protégé, had a best friend who was in the know and had a think for some girl named "Michelle", Flash Thompson was a rival smart guy, Aunt May was much younger, , etc., etc. I'm just not sure if I like that Peter Parker was Tony Stark's protégé (and so forth). It fits nicely into the MCU, but changing SO many of the details bugs me when I think about it.

Loved the Mysterio fight in the building. Just what I was hoping for when I heard he'd be the bad guy. Generally enjoyed most of the rest. (The one quibble I had with Fury turned out to be a plot point so all's good there.)

The only real annoyances I had were the "Peter Tingle" nonsense and I don't like the Zendaya character being called "MJ." You want to hook Peter up with a new love interest rather than use one of the established ones, knock yourself out. But using those initials conjures up images of Mary Jane Watson, which Zendaya isn't (and isn't trying to be, of course). Why do it?

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The black and red with underarm webbing in FFH, is as 
close to the original as we`ve seen!

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Not to my eyes. The one that debuted in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR looked very "John Romita Sr." -- aside from the unfortunate "black stuff" on top of it, including the outside-the-costume webshooters.

I really would like to see Tom Holland wear a costume that looks exactly like what Steve Ditko was drawing in 1963. Or even what Kane/Romita were penciling and inking in 1968. That's probably too much to hope for. Gotta have multiple variations in order to sell more toys, after all.

I suspect Holland will be wearing a new costume in every forthcoming Spider-Man movie -- and I'm expecting at least four more, until Holland looks too old for the role. (Get ready to see Peter's college days -- fine by me, he was certainly in college for a long time in the comics.) 

I do think that as Tony Stark's death moves further and further into the past, we'll see less and less of Peter as being connected to The Legacy of Iron Man. I look forward to that. 

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Was his costume not red and black in AF15? I thought it
was, and the blue highlights got mistaken for the actual
colour until, that became the norm? Similar to the FF`s
costumes?

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The opening lines of A Town Called Malice: “You better stop dreaming of the quiet life ‘cause it’s the one we’ll never know...” fit beautifully with the nature of their discussion. Forget trying to have a normal life, kid, because that’s not who you are now.

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I get where you are coming from; however, for me, it seemed incongruous and took me out of the scene rather than setting it. 
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Doug C: "Tim, do you just not want the connection to the
Raimi films? 'Cuz Simmons' JJJ from those films is about
as close as Hollywood has got to getting a character
perfect."

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I think it's good they have different looks as they are
different universes sharing the same characters, so it's
good to see a variance. I still admire the first two Raimi
films and love JK Simmons, so I think it's fantastic that
he is reprising the role. It does look like it will be
different - is he more Alex Jones iternet nutjob, or does
he have a legitimate media platform? There is so much
deception in social media these days, I like the idea that
JJJ will be interpreted in a way that reflects modern
media.

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My 13 year old daughter LOVED this movie.

I really enjoyed much of it, too. The sweetness between Peter and MJ, his friendship with Ned all work well for me.

I personally do not like the Uncle Tony Stark aspect of these movies. It hangs over spider-man like he is Stark's protege not his own character and that bums me out . Hopefully, they make a break from that strongly soon. 


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I gave myself a mandatory 24 hour waiting period after
seeing FAR FROM HOME before posting which will spare
you all the 2+ hour rant I had composed in my head
during the film.

I've mostly avoided superhero movies since the Ang Lee
HULK and this was the first Spider-Man movie I've seen
since SPIDER-MAN 3. The bottom line is I cannot enjoy
these movies. They are too far from the characters I
love. I spend the whole movie thinking "Why didn't
they do that?" or "Oh it would've been so easy for
them to just..." and it makes for a miserable viewing
experience. There are specific things I hated about
the movie and specific things I loved about it.
Overall, not worth it for me.

With great power comes great responsibility.
Hollywood has the limitless power to bring literally
anything to the screen nowadays with modern effects.
They have failed to responsibly bring these characters
to life.

Off to read my AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Omnibus Vol. One.
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I'll join you, Joe. 

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There are specific things I hated about the movie and specific things I loved about it.

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You've got me curious, Joe.... can you explain a few specific things you hated so much about this movie? I know many don't like Peter's relationship with Tony Stark (and the high-tech suits) but I get it from the point of view of Peter's intelligence compared to Stark's.... plus I feel Marvel Studios has effectively captured the essence of Spider-Man and his relationships with his classmates in better than in previous films. Sure, they could've been more faithful... but I wouldn't call this effort a complete failure.

-C!
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To really pinpoint specifics that I "hated" about the
movie, I'd go with the following:

1- Everyone knows Spider-Man's identity. So sick and
tired of this trend in superhero movies...
2- "MJ". I know it's not Mary Jane. So WHY call her
MJ??? If she was Sue or Alice it would be fine. I'm
probably in favor of them NOT using one of the
traditional love interests from the comics. But to
have her explicitly NOT be MJ but to call her "MJ" is
a complete slap in the face to comic fans. I'm sorry
but I totally believe that. A direct, intentional,
insult.
3- The constant costume changes. Why not just the
traditional, iconic, costume? You know, Spider-Man?
How hard is this...?
4- Aunt May.
5- As always the R-rated language in what should be
all ages, mainstream superhero movies always upsets
me.
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