Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters on July 2nd, 2019.
This review of Spider-Man: Far From Home will contain NO SPOILERS! Because of this, it will
also be relatively vague.
Spider-Man is back and he’s going on vacation! On this trip, Peter has a plan to tell the girl that he likes how he feels, but has his plan foiled by Nick Fury, who shows up in Europe asking for help defeating The Elementals alongside Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
I had a lot of fun with this movie. I am a huge fan of superheroes and the MCU in general, and I was very excited to find out what was happening in the world after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Following the loss of Tony Stark, Peter Parker is in a rough place. He is missing his mentor, while also feeling the responsibility of taking his place as one of Earth’s mightiest heroes.
Tom Holland is once again phenomenal as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His performance in this film is his best yet, portraying a teenager that’s scared to death about taking the place of Iron Man in the world, and also telling the girl of his dreams that he likes her. Holland shows off his wide range of emotion in this one, and he sticks the landing at every turn. Zendaya, who plays Peter’s love interest MJ gets much more to do in this one than the previous. She shows off her ability to be awkward and adorable as well and she does a fantastic job.
The new blood in FFH is Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Peter’s new teammate Mysterio. I think Jake and Tom’s chemistry is great, and the scenes of them just talking are some of the best in the movie. I’ll say I think Mysterio was a little over the top at times, but you can definitely tell that Jake is having fun with the character.
Overall, I enjoyed Far From Home very much. After one viewing, I don’t know if I can say I enjoyed it more than Homecoming, but it’s a solid addition to the MCU for sure. Also, make sure you stick around through the credits because there are 2 scenes, the first of which made me jump out of my seat! This isn’t the best Spider-Man movie ever made but grounding the new MCU after a 5-year time jump of half of everyone being dead in a small story about a kid being nervous about responsibility and a high school crush, is very refreshing. I think you can take anyone to this movie and have a good time!
Rating: 3.8 out of 5
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