George Clark’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Far From Home has a certified fresh score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes as well as grossing $1.132 billion on a $160 million budget.
Like Spider-Man: Homecoming, I also love Far From Home. Again, Tom Holland proves he’s a perfect fit for the role and despite being a little more idiotic in this one, he still proves to be a great actor, incredible character and gives one of the best performances in the MCU to date. Alongside Tom, Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrific performance and is honestly one of my favourite villains in the MCU. His chemistry with Tom is electric and both actors work incredibly well together. Jon Favreau gets a much bigger role than he did in Homecoming and completely smashes it along with Zendaya who also does a great job as MJ. Now the rest of the cast all do a great job as well from Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders to Jacob Batalon and Marisa Tomei, each actor/actress does a uniquely excellent job at portraying their characters and all being a great presence to the MCU.
The storyline for Far From Home jumps around countries a lot and for me that was great to see as it ads to the fun and excrement of the film. Watching Spiderman in all these different locations fighting all the different Elementals alongside Mysterio (for most of it) was great to see, the visuals were pleasing and the action scenes were fun to watch as well, the mind bending scenes with Mysterio are easily some of the best nauseating mind bending scenes in the MCU. Now of course there are a few issues with the film and plot points people like to dig at, for example why would Tony give someone so young the glasses, but for me none of that really matters, I liked this film for what it is. A weirdly wonderful, excitingly exquisite film that both engrossed me the more it went on as well as intrigued me into thinking about the next film after that bombshell ending and the introduction of a familiar favourite.
Of course I’m going to be a bit bias to these films, I grew up with them and because of that I love them that much more. I love the characters, worlds, atmosphere and storylines that all occur with every film and whilst others might not be as anticipated for PHASE 4, I can’t wait to see what happens next. The Rami Spider-Man films will always be classics and Andrews interpretation was great to watch, even if the films are mixed, but having Spider-Man in the MCU just works so well and it’s where he belongs. I can’t wait to see what Spider-Man 3 brings us as Jon Watts has done an incredible job with the other 2.
Spider-Man: Far From Home ups the antics and goes for the bigger is better approach and that works excellently for a second instalment. Mysterio is by far one of the most interesting and enjoyable characters in the MCU and Jake Gyllenhaal is exquisite, Tom is yet again fantastic and the rest of the cast all do an incredible job. The cinematography, CGI and storyline all fit well and for me, I had a hell of a time watching it opening night last year.
What’s your thoughts on Spider-Man Far From Home and what do you think will happen on the next one?