Madame Web

Forced to confront revelations about her past, paramedic Cassandra Webb forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures... fighting off all against a deadly present.

  • Released: 2024-02-16
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • Stars: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O'Connor, Mike Epps, Zosia Mamet, Tahar Rahim, Adam Scott, Emma Roberts
  • Director: S.J. Clarkson
  • tallpurplepenguin - 30 June 2024
    This movie just... isn't it. I can't even bring myself to type out why. Well, mainly it's the ending. And the middle. And the beginning. The whole movie is bad. Dakota Johnson and her character make no sense. She clearly didn't do any immersive stuff for her role as an emergency paramedic, and her character isn't built up enough in a normal way to warrant the changes she gets once becoming a superhero to be that extreme. Through and through, it's a miss by a long shot. I hated it. The ending just adds insult to injury. And Sydney Sweeney's character and the other girls are simply ignored and not even given a good ending that explains their superhero stories. Awful writing, pacing, and just a skip.
  • barbarawhiteiop - 26 June 2024
    The CGI is straight fire, making every web swing and mystical moment pop
    Yo, so I just caught Madame Web and it's a wild ride, fam. If you're into trippy visuals and mind-bending plots, this flick's got you covered. The CGI is straight fire, making every web swing and mystical moment pop. But, gotta be real, the story's a bit of a maze-it's like they threw spaghetti at the wall and saw what stuck.

    Cynthia Erivo as Madame Web? She's killing it with that mysterious vibe, but the script leaves her hanging at times. The action scenes? Dope! They keep you on the edge of your seat. Overall, if you're down for a psychedelic superhero journey, give it a spin. Just don't expect all the threads to tie up neatly, ya feel?
  • jakeclark-49265 - 22 June 2024
    This has to be the worst movie I have ever endured... the acting, the CGI, the plot... don't waste your time with this movie.

    It's frustrating how writers are able to get such high budgets and produce such awful movies.

    There were some laughable moments, however, this was simply due to the terrible acting from the cast and the voices that were dubbed over scenes post-cut. You can hear the cast reading their lines, but you can't see their mouths moving/ their mouths don't match what is being said.

    I (as I imagine many others are too) am loosing hope with marvel/ Disney and their terrible excuses of movies. They need to take a pause, have a think and put the time and budget into making something worthwhile.
  • nfqhyvwqv - 17 June 2024
    Was entertained
    I don't watch superhero movies for deep, intense Oscar clip moments. I watch to be entertained and escape my reality for a moment, to go into another story. This did just that for me. It was an engaging plot to spend 90 minutes. I feel bad for haters that likely get on to review negatively or troll someone.

    This story centers around a woman whose journey in life crosses paths with her past after a brush of her own with death. The story intersects with three teen girls and a psychopath in a unique way.

    Remember it is a superhero movie, there are moments of tongue in cheek where I really think they get they are making fun of the silliness of it all. Doesn't take away from a good story.
  • bankofmarquis - 15 June 2024
    As Bad as you heard
    Word was out early on that the latest Marvel film, MADAME WEB, was one of the worst films ever made. watching the first 1/2 of this film, that was not the case. Sure, the set-up (pre-credits) scene was pretty hokey (with a villain played by Tahar Rahim that did everything but twirl his mustache to show that he is the bad guy), but once we got to the pre-origin of Madame Web, the interplay between Dakota Johnson (Cassandra Web) and Adam Scott (Ben) as two paramedics was pretty fun. And, while the film is terribly written, these two made the best out of flimsy material.

    And then, in came the 3 twenty-somethings playing teenagers who were written to look and sound like pre-teens and the "emotional core" of the film that pushed Cassandra Web to become MADAME WEB.

    And that's were things fell apart pretty severely.

    Blame for this tone deaf SuperHero film falls right at the feet of veteran televison Director/Writer S. J. Clarkson who turned her T. V. abilities to a "Major Motion Picture" that she drove down to T. V. standards.

    In the lead role, Dakota Johnson is a perfectly adequate screen presence and when she is paired with someone like Adam Scott (who is, probably, the best thing in this film), she can rise to a level above adequate. But when she was given some VERY clunky dialogue during her big "emotional/turning point" scene, she just doesn't have the skill to raise bad dialogue to something better. What she DOES have the skill to do is to EMPHASIZE just how bad the dialogue is.

    And...don't get me started about the 3 "teenagers" who are in peril (played by Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced and Celeste O'Connor). They were not believable as teenagers, characters or future SuperHeroes for a moment. It did not help that they were costumed as some extras from an '80's musical video about high school.

    And...why was Emma Roberts in this film? Was she promised something bigger in MADAME WEB 2?

    As with all SuperHero films, the action scenes are vital to the success of the film, and these (at least) were competently shot - though one must care about the peril that the hero's are in (this time at a conveniently located fireworks factory), and that just was not the case.

    Fortunately, the misfire of this film will spare us from suffering through MADAME WEB 2, so we have that to be thankful for.

    Letter Grade: C+ (Did I mention that the Adam Scott/Dakota Johnson scenes at the beginning are actually pretty good)?

    5 stars (out of 10)...and you can take that to the Bank (ofMarquis)