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MCU Fans Criticize Spider-Man’s Sequel for Making ‘Absolutely No Sense’




Marvel fans have been so eager to keep the company’s signature hero, Spider-Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that debate still rages on how to handle him. So intense was the debate last year when the Disney/Sony deal lapsed that it still echoes throughout Reddit forums now. 

Case in point: the debate over Spider-Man: Far From Home. Fans have talked about everything from the strangest of all end credits scenes to whether the MCU/Spidey movies lean too hard on Iron Man, even after Tony Stark made the ultimate sacrifice. Now some say the movie makes no sense at all. 

How have the MCU Spider-Man movies gone over?

Tom Holland | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

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On the whole, reception of Tom Holland and his Spider-Man movies has been very positive. Fans cheered his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War so much that they wanted the standalone Spider-Man movie immediately. When they got it the following year, they rewarded Spider-Man Homecoming with an $880 million worldwide gross. 

When the sequel, Far From Home, arrived last year, it did even better financially, making more than $1 billion worldwide. That was almost certainly fueled by the stratospheric box office of Avengers: Endgame, the biggest international moneymaker of all time. One could say that Far From Home was the most hotly anticipated cinematic postscript of all time. 

On Rotten Tomatoes, Far from Home scored a strong 91 percent with critics, with the consensus saying “A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU.” The audience score is 95 percent. So what’s the issue?

What are fans’ complaints about ‘Far From Home?’

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A fan who must be in that other five percent writes on Reddit that the whole matter regarding EDITH, the Stark AI entrusted to Peter Parker, makes “absolutely no sense.” One of the key complaints is “WHY would Tony leave a super powerful military-grade weapon to a teenager instead of, you know, his best friend who just so happens to be an actual general AND an Avenger?”

The simplest answer to the fan’s question would be that if Stark didn’t do that, there would be no movie, but that would be a cop-out. One fan defended the movie by saying that character growth does not always follow a straight line, and that it would actually be in character for Tony to make reckless, ill-considered (if well-intentioned) decisions. It was his MO in life, and so it goes, even after he’s dead. 

This feeds into the overarching complaint that some fans and critics have had that the Spider-Man movies have tried too hard to be Iron Man Jr. Spider-Man, even more so than Iron Man, is the very symbol of Marvel Comics, the same way Mickey Mouse is the symbol of the Walt Disney Company. Why should Spider-Man need Iron Man that badly, the detractors ask?

Is the third movie not the charm?

Fans on the Reddit forum noted that with the third Spider-Man movie coming up next year, there is still a chance for Peter Parker to break free of Tony Stark’s shadow.

Having his secret identity revealed in the last act just might force Peter to do that. At the same time, with his dying breath, Mysterio was still tying Peter to Tony, so some chains are hard to break. 

That said, fans hold out hope that the third Spider-Man movie will make the title character stand on his own, just as the third Thor movie, Ragnarok, did for the God of Thunder. Fans thought that Loki had hijacked the first two Thor movies, but Thor stood more on his own in his third movie, even though Loki was still around. Barring any more pandemic-related delays, the third Spider-man movie swings into theaters in November 2021.

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Run The Jewels on signing to major label for new album: “We knew it was time to take a step up”




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Run The Jewels have discussed the reason why they signed to a major label for their upcoming fourth album, ‘Run The Jewels 4’.

The duo, comprised of El-P and Killer Mike, are set to release the record on June 5 via BMG, having put out their previous three LPs through independent labels.

In a new interview with Billboard, RTJ and their manager spoke of how the group’s increase in popularity warranted a larger team behind them.

“The truth of the matter is, [Run The Jewels] outgrew our capability to handle it correctly,” El-P explained. “You just have to acknowledge what it is. This is way bigger than we ever expected it to be and I think we’re still amazed by how big it got.”

The group’s manager, Amaechi Uziogwe, added: “We knew it was time to take a step up. We didn’t hit all of the marks that we set out to hit yet and we realized, at a certain point, you need that sort of [label] muscle behind you.”

Killer Mike said that he hoped to increase Run The Jewels’ global reach with BMG’s backing. “I want to bring the energy in our music everywhere from Mexico City to Melbourne [and] from southeast Asia to Africa,” he explained.

“I’m into having partners that understand what I see when I see Run The Jewels. I see a global force. I’m glad that they share that vision with us.”

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Run The Jewels. CREDIT: Robin Little/Redferns

BMG executive Brian Shafton said that RTJ were previously lacking “feet on the ground in multiple territories”, which his label could help them achieve. “BMG has offices around the globe – each gets involved and puts their own unique stamp on it to make it that much more appealing for the territory,” he continued.

Run The Jewels have previously shared songs ‘Yankee and the Brave’ and ‘Ooh LA LA’ from their anticipated fourth album. You can see the full tracklist below.

‘Run The Jewels 4’ tracklisting:

01. ‘Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4)’
02. ‘Ooh LA LA’ (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
03. ‘Out of Site’ (feat. 2 Chainz)
04. ‘Holy Calamafuck’
05. ‘Goonies vs. E.T.’
06. ‘Walking in the Snow’
07. ‘JU$T’ (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
08. ‘Never Look Back’
09. ‘The Ground Below’
10. ‘Pulling the Pin’ (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. ‘A Few Words for the Firing Squad (Radiation)’

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Trivium, Megadeth and Stone Sour for virtual metal festival Slay At Home




Members of Trivium, Megadeth and Stone Sour are among the acts due to perform at an upcoming new virtual festival called Slay At Home.

The live-streamed event, which will take place across this coming Friday and Saturday (May 29-30), has been organised by Metal Injection editor Frank Godla. Fans will be able to tune in for free via the outlet’s official YouTube channel.

Dubbed as a “virtual music and art festival”, the broadcast will feature sets from Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Suicide Silence, Allegaeon, Tesseract and more. Members of Stone Sour, Megadeth, GWAR, and more, meanwhile, are expected to be involved in collaborative performances over the course of the weekend.

Music aside, there will also be appearances from Orange Is the New Black star Jessica Pimentel, comedian Don Jamieson and other entertainment figures.

Golda explained: “I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.”

You can see the full line-up in the above video, and tune in to the Day One and Day Two feeds below.

Though Slay At Home is free to access, viewers are encouraged to make donations to MusiCares and Global Giving. The former launched a relief fund for artists impacted financially by the coronavirus crisis back in March, while the latter is raising money in a bid to help stop COVID-19’s spread and protect the most vulnerable.

Meanwhile, Megadeth’s David Ellefson recently shared a metal rendition of Post Malone‘s ‘Over Now’. “We’re all fans of Posty, and he’s also been a huge fan of Megadeth and all things metal,” the bassist said upon its release.

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