Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" had the tall task of serving as a coda to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Infinity Saga. Following the epic conclusion of the fight against Thanos in "Avengers: Endgame", this film brilliantly brings it back home to Earth, telling a classically smaller-scale Spider-Man story that addresses how the world has changed post-snap (I refuse to say blip) and what the cost of beating Thanos is on Peter Parker. "Far From Home" introduces a great new character in Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio who brings all sorts of amazing special effect sequences and interesting story directions to the party. But at its core the film is still about a teenager taking a fun school trip, complete with teenager problems that are often mishandled with teenager inexperience. Peter wrestles throughout with identity and the challenge of responsibility, giving Tom Holland ample time to let his character growth shine through some incredibly affecting emotional acting. "Far From Home" never drags, has a few super smart surprises that made my jaw drop, and was just an absolute blast from start to finish. It’s saying a lot that I would have immediately watched it again. This is a fantastic way to recover from "Endgame", leaving you with a big smile on your face and ready for whatever the future may now hold for Peter and the rest of the Avengers.

Ranked: Spider-Man

Ranked: Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

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