Spider-Man: Far from Home (Jon Watts, 2019) USA

Reviewed by Kaio Farkouh.

This review contains spoilers from “Avengers: Endgame.”

Growing up my favorite superhero was Spider-man, I believe he is such a great character and very easy to be related to. So I am very thankful to be watching the peak of spider-man on the big screen. And after seven Spider-man movies (solo movies). Arguably this one might be the best one to date.

Jon Watts is back after directing the first Spider-man movie (Spider-man: Homecoming), this time we have Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friends going on a road trip. After the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Peter and his friends just want to take some time off. However, throughout his trip, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) needs Parker to help Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) with creatures from another universe.

“With great power, comes great responsibility” – Said Uncle Ben to Peter Parker. Holland was the perfect choose and every movie that he is in, he keeps getting better and more comfortable in being Spider-Man. He is the perfect Peter Parker, that kind of weird guy and also nerdy. And he is also a perfect Spider-man, ¬†your neighborhood friend, who deals

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The Becoming and Unbecoming of a Soldier

Paper by Kennedy Olivia.

With the War in Afghanistan, the United States reached the milestone of conducting the longest war in its history. This war began in 2001 and continues today. The thought of war for most people in the United States conjures up images of faraway places and peoples, creating a detachment from the realities abroad. What is not always considered when thinking about war is who the fighters will be and how we create them by instilling the ability to kill into ordinary citizens. War is an incredibly complex entity that makes machines out of people. Through three Vietnam War films, Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987), Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986), and tBorn on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone, 1989), the loss of humanity that is required to create these military personnel is demonstrated through the constant struggle between the public and private personas, as the characters undergo this transformation. These films provide a point of reflection on what it means to be in the military today and the effects of this dichotomy on the lives of our soldiers.

The Vietnam War,

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