dewline: (praise)
I took a vacation day today. Mental health reasons, shopping reasons, family reasons, exercise reasons. Not going into the details of them, just making note that the reasons exist.

I saw Spider-Man: Homecoming last night. I had fun watching that for a lot of reasons. Sure, it's mildly annoying that this is the third version of the character to hit the movie theatres in the last decade. But since it firmly locks this version into the MCU, and for a lot of other reasons, I can be good with it.

In fact, I am very good with it. Some of those reasons for that mood?

Tyne Daly as Anne Marie Hoag.

(Feeling sad that Dwayne McDuffie didn't live to see that.)

Seeing Midtown High reworked as a specialty high school dealing in science and tech.

(I still felt uncomfortable with some of the high school stuff being no different from my day in the real world. *sigh* )

Spider-Man being part of the fabric of the Borough of Queens.

The first big twist midway through the show.

The surprise ending. Was NOT expecting that.

(Not the Avengers angle. The thing after that. Come back after you've seen it yourself and we'll talk about that.)

This is not a complete list of the good stuff.
dewline: (Sketching)
Yeah, I saw it. I think this is going to be another good one. Leaving it at that for now, but if you want to get into specifics in the comments, go for it.
dewline: (canadian music)

Usually, I try to focus these interludes on Canadian works. But this one speaks of and to other joys in my cultural life.

The theme from the first cartoon series has its moments...but Elfman's work for the Maguire/Dunst/Raimi movies works for this.

Great power.

Great responsibility.

Great wonder.

Great melancholy.

dewline: (investigation)
Just saw the news page on CBC's web service.

The deal-cutting was inevitable.

Is it wrong for me to have hoped that it would have taken longer to do, though?

I was hoping for Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel to be the "rope" character in this particular political tug-of-war movie plot version of Civil War.

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