Spider-Man Far From Home is the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man Homecoming staring Tom Holland as Peter Parker. It is the 23rd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter finds himself trying to have a semi-normal life being a teenage superhero, dealing with the loss of Tony Stark, and living in a world where people have returned to 5 years in the future.
Just as expected the film picks up right after Avengers: Endgame giving us a minor glimpse at the MCU after those mind-blowing events. The story doesn’t really dive deep into the post “Endgame” world, they only give us a break down of how things are now and how people need to move on.
Tom Holland (Spider-Man/Peter Parker), put on an amazing performance. Doing most of his own stunts made the film feel more authentic, Tom also does a great job at playing an awkward teenage boy. Jake Gyllenhaal (Quentin Beck/Mysterio) what can I say, Jake is amazing, there is not much I can say about his performance without spoiling anything however he was so amazing. Zendaya (MJ), continues to be the clever and witty girl that’s always 1 step ahead of Peter. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) continues to be Nick Fury as we all know him.
Animation/ CGI/ Stunts
The CGI was spectacular, they really did an amazing job with the Elemental creatures, and how the looked gigantic on screen. There is a moment in the movie where Peter has to act quickly when something happens but he doesn’t have his suit, so most of the stunts you see Peter do Tom did himself although there were some moments where you could tell he was wearing a wire harness. Mysterio’s suit looked amazing, and the special effects needed for the story were mind-blowing. I was surprised they pulled it off.
Jon Watts continues to build on the world of Tom Holland/ Peter Parker, setting the stage for MCU’s phase four in a big way. There were some scenes that were cut from the film, scenes that you may have seen in the trailer, but they were not necessary for the story. Marvel is known to shot scenes specifically for trailers, so no surprise there. I think the writing was great, I honestly didn’t know what to expect with Mysterio because in the comics he is a villain so I just had to keep an open mind.
Spider-Man Far From Home blew me away from the very start to the last second in the film. Probably one of my favorite Spider-Man films of all time. You definitely want to stick around for post-credit scenes, there are two of them and these are game-changing post-credit scenes you absolutely can’t miss.
There’s not much else I can say without spoiling the film, however, I will be writing a spoiler review later this week so check back.
Total Score 10/10
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