Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland resurrecting impact of stammering!

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So maybe Peter doesn’t need to be a working-class hero, but the moment when he gets his high-tech new suit that costs million still bummed me out just a little. Peter Parker, stranded in the middle of nowhere, unsure of what to do next, with only his wits to help him, arrives at a solution that’s distressingly common in our own world: When in doubt, find your richest friend and ask for some cash.

After the momentous finale of Avengers: Endgame, some Marvel fans will feel let down by the soft, spoofy opening of Spider-Man: Far From Home and the generic events of the first hour. The film is amusing in a PG, teen-action-comedy way, but after a fire monster erupts from the bowels of Prague and a wobbly Peter Parker (Tom Holland) watches from the sidelines as a more mature, authoritative superhero dubbed Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) saves the city, you might think, “Is that all there is?” Peter has been a bit of a drag to that point, blowing off Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to pursue a relationship with M.J. (Zendaya) on a school trip to Europe. He has trouble telling her that he, you know, likes her, as she has trouble telling him that she, you know, likes him — and all that mooning and stammering seems mighty low-stakes next to, you know, resurrecting half the population of the galaxy. Nick Fury and his sidekick Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) don’t seem fully present, and Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio — a.k.a. Quentin Beck, who hails from somewhere in the multiverse — is a hollow stand-in for Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. As boredom settled in, I began to wonder whether Marvel had made a rare mistake.