Alex E’s review published on Letterboxd:
Alex E's Spider-Man Marathon #8
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
"I'm in love with Spider-Man's aunt!" - Happy Hogan
The Tom Holland Spider-Man era continues with Far from Home, the main problem with Marvel movies I feel is that they just continue the MCU story and put the lead character on the backburner every now and again and that is evident here but with that being said Far from Home has some good things in it and I hope they can continue the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies since they have potential to top the first two Raimi films.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Tom Holland still remains my second fave Spidey with Maguire as the top dog, Holland is doing such a good job as the character and he continues it here. It was nice to see his character start to have romantic feelings for MJ and the actresses Zendaya who plays her does a good job of this whole new take on MJ as a character.
Jake Gyllenhaal is such a great actor but he get's underutilized here as the antagonist with the character motivations feeling very much the same as The Vulture's did in Homecoming, I think Marvel need to improve upon the writing especially for the antagonists in the MCU seeing as Gyllenhaal doesn't have much to work with but he does a good job here.
Far from Home feels more like a continuation of the MCU than a Spider-Man movie from time to time has I have stated here, it's good to see Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury but I wish the focus was more on Spider-Man and Peter dealing with the events of Endgame. It was nice to see Jon Favreau and Zendaya get more screen time but sadly Marisa Tomei and Jacob Batalon kinda fade into the background which is a shame since they did some good work with May and Ned in Homecoming.
Jon Watts does a good job in the directors chair and does a nice job of giving us a pretty fun movie but just lacks a lot of things that I would have liked to see, I don't blame Watts but I feel Marvel wanted a quick buck with this seeing as it directly followed Endgame and feels more like Endgame: Part II with Spider-Man as the main hero instead of a movie that focused more on Spider-Man as a character, but I feel they do have a lot of potential to improve upon this and do a lot better job next time around since the action and humour are pretty good. They just need a better story and better writing to really get the most out of Spider-Man as a character, and I believe Watts and Holland can do that since they show signs of it here.
Overall 2019's Spider-Man: Far from Home is a good second follow up to the MCU's Spider-Man that just doesn't hit the mark that Homecoming did, it is great that they are putting more focus into Spider-Man with all these movies and I am looking forward to what the MCU has to offer for my favourite superhero in the future.
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