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Throwback Friday: Mysterio Is the Best Villain (Besides Thanos) Since Erik Killmonger

For the past few years, we’ve been seeing greater villains in the MCU, which has been a relief. For so many years the MCU was viewed as a great franchise but its persistent weakness was its villains. With forgettable antagonists like Malekith (Thor: The Dark World), Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy), or Yellow Jacket (Ant-Man) it’s always a relief when a Marvel movie arrives with a legitimately fantastic villain. And Spider-Man: Far from Home was one such Marvel film.

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Like Black PantherSpider-Man: Far from Home delivers its villain on its own terms, choosing to flesh out the story a bit before leaving you riveted midway through the movie as the antagonist comes into play in a shocking way.

What I love is how the writers psychologically trick you into thinking that Quentin Beck is the good guy. And believe me. I did my homework.

I knew that Beck was a man who used special effects to make himself look larger than life while he deceived Spider-Man and became one of his greatest arch-nemesis in the comics. And yet, despite knowing this, I was honestly fooled. Continue reading Throwback Friday: Mysterio Is the Best Villain (Besides Thanos) Since Erik Killmonger

Mysterio Is the Best Villain (Besides Thanos) Since Erik Killmonger

For the past few years, we’ve been seeing greater villains in the MCU, which has been a relief. For so many years the MCU was viewed as a great franchise but its persistent weakness was its villains. With forgettable antagonists like Malekith (Thor: The Dark World), Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy), or Yellow Jacket (Ant-Man) it’s always a relief when a Marvel movie arrives with a legitimately fantastic villain. And Spider-Man: Far from Home was one such Marvel film.

SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue reading Mysterio Is the Best Villain (Besides Thanos) Since Erik Killmonger