Spider Man:Far From Home (70/100)
Spidey Sense Score(0/5) (And, no, I won’t be using their alternate vocabulary) The functioning, or non-functioning, of this ability seems random and driven by nothing but the needs of the story. But having this perception as part of the fight scene in Vienna would have added and intriguing wrinkle to the story they wound up telling.
Nick Fury Score(5/10) This makes more sense by the end of the film but the deficiencies in his character needed to create more tension in the story as it was told.
MJ Score(10/10) They’ve made some interesting changes in the character. The dark view she brings is a nice balance in the story.
Mysterio Score(10/10) A good job of altering the character a bit but still maintaining important aspects of the comic version.
Story Score(5/10) The problem here is that they didn’t surprise me, even during the final moments on the bridge.
Secret Identity Score(5/10) The problem here is that they dropped the thread of this topic from Homecoming. After Endgame I have high expectations for story continuity and metanarrative in the MCU. But the twist they introduced was intriguing.
Humor Score(30/30) It helps when you have several characters who are nothing but comic relief.
Wise as serpents/Innocent as doves Score(10/15) Peter is learning that there is more to defending the world from evil that spinning webs and punching bad guys. But he encounters some real darkness here and his reaction(especially at the end of the bridge scene) seems more petulant than “I’m determined not to let this happen again.” We’ll see in the next movie if he’s learned his lesson.