Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★

Beginning a few minutes after the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, this sees Tom Holland once again swinging into action, in now a permanently altered world, as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in this sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe overall. The overarching narrative has a striking lack of common sense as Spider-Man opposes new jeopardies, principally in the outline of Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio as he throws down the gauntlet against the safety of the world.

The screenplay by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers is not as humorous as they aspire for it to be as Peter attempts to wallow in a two-week summer field trip to Europe organised by his school, the Midtown School of Science and Technology. Nevertheless, it's a marvel film, so it's only genuine concerns are to get some computer-generated imagery to wash over the audience in a gushily impressive manner, and this mostly fulfils its primary interest in delivering some good preportioned action sequences and in furnishing some satisfying popcorn-munching entertainment.

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