Spider-Man: Far From Home Review + SDCC 2019 Marvel Coverage ft. Morgan McNair and Leen Bernardo
On this week’s episode of Marvelous Geeks, I sit down with the darlings Morgan McNair and Leen Bernardo to discuss (more so squeal repeatedly) over what an absolute treasure Spider-Man: Far From Home was, the superlative performances, and the utter delight of the kids + their innocence. Join us in also celebrating the fact that Avengers: Endgame is now the number one grossing film worldwide! Ah! But on a serious note, Peter Parker’s superhero alias should be angel-man. There’s no child as pure and I could not love him more even if I tried. (I’ve said this before so let’s be real, it’s possible. I probably, most definitely could.) The conversations with Happy have a piece of my heart forever — we’ve come so far and it’s so precious to have witnessed this growth. The films lighthearted humor is a breath of fresh air amidst the darkness in fiction we’ve been exposed to lately. Peter and MJ are the sweetest duo and must be protected at all costs. They might just be my new favorite MCU couple since my original babies are retired somewhere in the 1940s. And one last thing, I still have no words for how good Tom Holland is at ming me full blown sob with the benevolent vulnerability he brings to this character. There’s so much heart in every word he breathes to life, he’s without question, the best Spider-Man we’ve ever and will ever have, and I’m a bit tired of this universe consistently making this kid cry. Let him live, Marvel! That’s the journey we love most for him. The moments of innocence and pure joy reflected in the time spent with his loved ones.
“The earth lost its best defender.” To requote Captain America — the world lost its best defender. And while death is difficult to discuss, it’s cathartic when mourning a tremendous loss. Tony Stark’s sacrificial death was one felt everywhere — a fictional loss that’ll be with us for years to come because so few before him have had such a poignant, profoundly colossal impact. He was the one in 14,000,605. It had to be him and his death served remarkable purpose. And where great storytelling is concerned, being able to put the greater good of the world before his own self-interest encompassed years of astounding character development. To mourn a legend like Anthony Edward Stark cannot be done alone, it demands a celebration. And that’s what we’re here to do today. We’re here to celebrate a friend, a father, a husband, a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist. We’re here to celebrate an Avenger. We’re here to celebrate a hero.
Part I and Part II
11 years and 22 movies have amounted to one of the most beautiful cinematic experiences of our time – a journey, I could not be more grateful to have experienced alongside so many marvelous geeks. This isn’t the first or last time the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be featured, but there’s something about these initial reactions that are so unbelievably special to us. So much of what we’ve watched through the years has built up to this moment in exquisite fashion and we cannot believe the utmost satisfaction we’ve felt at the end of Avengers: Endgame. We’ve got a ton lined up for the end of phase three and what might just be our favorite film in the universe so far, but for now, this two part episode review will do. Our first initial thoughts and reactions. The attempts to wrap our heads around the masterpiece that we’ve been fortunate enough to witness live. It’s been a blessing in so many ways and we’re in complete awe. Avengers: Endgame wasn’t perfect, but it’s as close as a film in its genre could come. We laughed, we cried (a lot), and most importantly, we celebrated.
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On this episode of our Marvelous Geeks podcast, my friend Morgan and I discuss all things infinity war. The theories. The heartaches. The darkness. The happiness. It’s all just a bunch of overflowing heart wrenching emotions. Join us.