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Rinzy Reviews ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (2019)

Release Date: July 5

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marrisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, et al.


Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ rides high off everything we know and love about the MCU. There are a few misses, but, as expected, the glitz and glamor of the MCU- makes Mysterio’s illusion and a heart-crushing epilogue to Tony Stark/Iron Man even more believable.

I read somewhere online after the release of Avengers: Endgame that if that movie’s the end of the Infinity Saga era then this one’s its epilogue, and I agree. Spider-Man: Far From Home is like the love song to Tony’s sacrifice to defeat Thanos in the biggest movie of all time, and for the most part it works. Even though I for another Spider-Man movie not to overly reference or feature Tony Stark/Iron Man, I’ve come to a place where I can coexist with this iteration. Here’s the MCU, where Spidey’s Tony’s prodigy, and even in death, his shadow still looks over the lad.

Tom Holland does a great job as Spidey as usual, it’s as though he was born for the role. Happy Hogan gets a more prominent role in this sequel, and I like it. Zendaya, too, gets more to do, mostly because Holland’s Peter Parker is finally making his move to secure his own MJ just like all the ones before him.

Jake Gyllenhaal shines bright as Quentin Beck aka Mysterio, master of illusions. Jake’s the new kid in the block, but excels at not feeling out of place; this is mostly due to the terrific range he possesses as an actor. Though marketed otherwise, Mysterio’s from the comics and animated series is well-known to be a villain, so that’s not the big twist Kevin Feige and his team have planned for this movie. To know what it is, you’d have to go see the movie at the cinema, or wait for its release in digital.

So you know, the twists are mind-blowing. Make sure to stick around for the mid and post credit scenes, in my opinion they’re the juiciest part of the movie.


Directed by: John Watts

Rinzy’s Rating: 4/5

Rinzy Reviews ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse’ (2018)

Release Date: December 1

Starring: Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicholas Cage, Liev Schreiber, et al.

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Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse started showing at cinemas, many referred to it as not just the best superhero movie of 2018, but the best movie of the entire year. That’s saying a lot judging from the fact that not only is it the seventh cinematic Spider-Man adaptation and that it was up against the likes of Marvel’s 10th year cinematic event – Avengers: Infinity War – but it’s also an animated movie.

2018 saw the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and Aquaman, both which raked in $2B and $1B respectively, but they both got nothing on the critical reviews Into the Spider-verse raked in.

To many fans, the idea of having more than one Spider-Man swinging about walls in a movie sounds weird; but this movie made it appealing. It took an unusual material and made something glorious, yet very relatable, out of it.

I dare say it’s the best Spider-Man movie yet.

All the characters were well fleshed, but my favorite’s easily ALL OF THEM ๐Ÿ˜. I loved them all, couldn’t choose a favorite. That’s to give more credence to the wonderful job from everyone involved in production.

A sequel and a spin-off have been commissioned. So, if you really enjoyed this movie, fret not, we aren’t saying goodbye to this universe just yet.

Side note: I really loved the Doc-Oc reveal.

Rinzy Reviews ‘Venom’ (2018)

Release Date: Oct. 5, 2018.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams, et al.

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When Venom starts, we meet Eddie Brooks – careless, ambitious reporter with a soft heart for doing the right thing. This, I believe, eventually made him a worthy host to achieve symbiosis when Venom comes calling.

Tom Hardy easily shines as Eddie Brooks/ Venom. His acting prowess has never been under doubt; years-and-years of delivering outstanding movie and TV roles has earned him the trust of many viewers worldwide. So, when it announced he was the one Sony had selected to un-do and better-do everything Topher Grace did with Eddie/Venom in Spider-Man 3 audience couldn’t be more elated. 

In Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brooks we see a man burdened by the problems of the world, which, ironically, he mostly brought upon himself. And by combining with the symbiote, he gets a chance to right his deep wrongs even though it’s mostly through screwed ways. 

The relationship between Eddie and Venom is one of the beautiful things about this movie. It’s wonderful. It’s believable. And you spend every ensuing second d hoping to see more of them and their relationship dramas. 

 I believe the drama that surrounded venom’s release did more good than harm for it. It’s one of those cases where an unexpected movie review drives more people to go confirm if what they heard is indeed true, only to be stunned with the fact that it isn’t half as bad as what was stated. This unexpected publicity has helped Venom greatly, driving sales to the point that it’s sure to be a commercial success. 

Once more, Venom has helped raise an age old question: what really makes a movie a hit, audience reception or critics consensus? 

Many critics cited the movie’s CGI as one f its weak point, but I thought it was just fine. Finely decent. The bulk of its weakness is made obvious duirng the Venom vs. Riot brawl, but it’s possible to ignore and enjoy the movie.

The music, cinematography, fight choreography, too, were also finely decent. ๐Ÿ˜

Every hero (or antihero in this case ๐Ÿ˜) needs a villain to mess around with. In this case, for Eddie/Venom that’s Riz Ahmed’s  and his Life Foundation experiments. Just like Mr. Hardy, Ahmed, too, shines in his role. Ever since I first saw him on HBO’s The Night Of I’ve been a big fan. He’s incredibly talented and I can’t wait for him to continue to do greater things. 

Here’s my take: Even though Venom eats lots of people during the course of this movie, Venom is a richly entertaining movie. Ignore the critics on this one and go make up your own damn mind for once. ๐Ÿ˜

Remember to sit through the post credit scenes… There will be Carnage. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5