I have a very uneven relationship with superhero parodies. I’m a big hero fan, and a lot of them really fall flat with me, taking obvious routes to making stupid jokes that I’ve heard countless times before. However, I have a great deal of faith in Patton Oswalt.
There are no spoilers in this review. I even had someone else check it over for me, just to be sure.
It’s really hard to review Avengers: Infinity War while meeting two criteria: 1) No Spoilers and 2) Not just typing WOW over and over again.
I’m a huge hero fan, and have been reading comics for decades. Yes, decades. So I like to think I’m at least a decent judge of hero movies. I’ll sum this up quickly and then go in to detail later. Spider-Man: Homecoming is fantastic. It’s a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I’d say the best Spider-Man movie I’ve ever seen. And I liked the Tobey Maguire ones. At least the first one.
In the mid-nineties, I was co-owner of a comic shop. I loved that job for a lot of reasons. One of them was that I got to read a lot of the books. I’m mentioning this now, because back then, I had a much better idea of what was going on all over the Marvel and DC Universes. Now, I don’t get free comics, and I have a lot less time for reading. So I don’t know as much. All of which is a roundabout way of saying I have no idea why Tony Stark isn’t Iron Man anymore, and, alternately, why Dr. Doom and some kid named Riri Williams is.