The Spiderman franchise is the latest victim of Marvel’s web of wokeism, and it has made Madam Web nearly unwatchable

Feb 23, 2024

Marvel was on the cutting edge of creating great movies by bringing their comic book heroes to life.

In recent years, Tom Holland has brought the Spiderman character back to life, giving it a fresh breath of relevance.

But now, thanks to Madame Web, the beloved superhero is just the latest victim of Marvel’s tangled woke web.

Woke or Watched Review of Madame Web

The Marvel Cinematic Universe used to be guaranteed box office money.

However, the last time that was the case was with Spiderman: No Way Home.

Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spiderman produced three hit movies enjoyed by critics and audiences alike.

So, in the infinite wisdom of the Hollywood elites, replace Spiderman with a female side character from the comics and introduce a diverse crew of young lady superheroes.

And that is the only reason Sony’s new M-She-U movie, Madame Web, exists – and your Woke or Watch team is on the case with a review.

The latest Marvel offering brings together a disabled woman, a white girl, a black girl, and a Hispanic girl to prove that anything men can do, women can do better.

To pour cement on the beloved Spiderman’s grave, the movie makers went as far as making the villain of the film wear a suit that looks eerily similar to Spiderman’s.

The villain has no character other than supposed “toxic masculinity.”

He wants to kill three teen girls simply because they could potentially stand in the way of his future plans.

But the woke in Madame Web doesn’t stop with the phony feminist narrative.

The picture depicts every character’s parents as worthless, selfish and some borderline evil.

Meanwhile, the main character, Cassandra Webb – played by 50 Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson – talks up the virtue of the foster care system.

It’s a clear indictment of the nuclear family, with the implication being that the state can raise children better than parents.

Think of Hillary Clinton lecturing about how it, “takes a village to raise a child.”

Furthermore, the movie depicts law enforcement as either corrupt or inept.

Rather than go to the police to easily clear up a misunderstanding that the entire plot is predicated on, the four ladies spend the movie doing everything within their power to avoid the police.

The woke doesn’t end there — there’s a line about one of the sets of parents contributing to the climate crisis due to their love of plastics.

And the Madame Web also advocates for open-border policies.

The Hispanic hero’s dad was deported for being in the United States illegally – which the movie portrays as a travesty of justice.

Of course, the young Latina character is the smartest and most sensible in the group – an obvious effort to tug at the heartstrings and gain sympathy for the “dreamers.”

Woke or Watch rates Madame Web as extremely woke

In fact, the only thing that could have added to the so-called “social justice” nature of this film is if they had cast obese women in the main roles to promote the supposed “body positivity” cause.

Okay, it’s woke, but is it any good?

About that cast – they may be attractive, but their performances weren’t easy on the eyes or ears.

Dakota Johnson has been good in other movies; for example, she was excellent in Peanut Butter Falcon.

But her performance in the title role of Madame Web is almost inhumane.

At no point does Johnson react to anything as viewers would expect a real human being to.

But Johnson’s phoned-in performance wasn’t the worst of the movie.

The young women playing the three teens Webb has taken under his spider wings are more irritating and annoying than the insect’s spiders prey upon.

Sydney Sweeney of Euphoria fame was particularly bad in the film.

In fairness to the actors, they didn’t have much to work with.

The writing for Madame Web reads like an elementary school play.

Minor and uninteresting setup, immediate resolution – oftentimes in the very next scene — rinse and repeat throughout the entire nearly two-hour running time.

The writers also violate the first rule in fiction storytelling – “show, don’t tell.”

Consistently, the movie explains things to the viewers rather than showing those things happening.

Meanwhile, the dialog feels like it was auto-populated by AI.

Because, once again, real people don’t speak like they do in Madame Web.

There are plot holes Spiderman could swing through, no consistency to the minimal and lame powers that exist in the story, and the timeline is filled with continuity issues.

And the Pepsi product placement is so obvious and happens with such frequency, the picture might as well have been titled, Pepsi Presents: Madame Web.

Adam Scott’s portrayal of Ben Parker is the lone bright spot in the movie – however, the inclusion of the future uncle of Peter Parker (the movie takes place before the birth of Spiderman) serves no purpose to the plot.

The performances are half-hearted, and the writing is lazy – leaving the Woke or Watch team to believe this movie was made only and entirely to push a woke agenda.

For those reasons, Woke or Watch rates Madame Web as not worth a watch.

*Read All About It Official Polling*

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