That's an... interesting take on WS, but I agree that she wouldn't cover it up. I don't think she'd go out of her way to announce it, but Steve and Tony probably would.Black Widow's explicit stance in Winter Soldier is that keeping secrets from the general public is bad.
I enjoyed Far From Home for the light and fluffy popcorn it was. I got a kick out of the Skrull reveal, because the writing for Fury seemed overly broad and I was attributing it to the generally broad humor of the whole movie. Suddenly it made sense when he laughed at Happy's stonewalling - that's how Fury was when Talos first met him. (It also explained Hill's understated personality and the odd flyby like "Kree sleeper cells" and "he's from Earth, just not yours.") It was strange to see Fury working with Skrulls though. I'm still not used to them not being villains. But it's awesome that he has access to lots of high tech (like a superspymaster should) and equally scary that he has access to a crew of perfect shapeshifters (a superspymaster's wet dream).
I thought Mysterio was great. The callbacks to other movies, the creative use of established tech, the legit usefulness of the fishbowl, even the sendup of superhero moviemaking. Gyllenhaal nailed it as the fake perfect hero and the unhinged ringleader. And I loved that we got a classic Ditko hallucination attack.
I also loved that we got a showcase of the
What a joy to see Simmons as JJJ again. I was really hoping they might. The Alex Jones schtick was a hoot. I'm really not sure about outing Peter as Spider-Man though. The Working Class Nerd bit is a major part of the character's charm. He needs to keep growing, obviously, but I'm afraid this will wreck the vibe without a cheesy walkback. I'm not nearly as interested in Angsty Spidey. (Unless they're actively aiming for cliffhangers with cheesy walkbacks, I guess. As expected, the Snap got a cheesy brushoff in literally the very next movie after Endgame pretended like the MCU was going to be post-apocalypse now. But on the flip side, I'm amused that this is the third MCU movie in two years to end on a cut off F-bomb.)
Two more things. First, did I imagine it or was the Black Knight's armor and tabard on display in the Tower of London? It could have just been an E II R cypher, but it went by fast. Second, how interesting was Zendaya's portrayal of MJ? She really worked it with her facial expressions, for a character that could have easily been flat. Nice work.