Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★½

Really charming movie, but man do I miss the small scale feel of the Raimi trilogy, and even the Amazing Spider-Man movies to some degree. Tom Holland is great as the character, but most of the movies they put him in are so bombastic and over-the-top, that it betrays what I personally love most about the character.

There are a few scenes where the Spidey that I know and love shines through. The scene on the plane, with Happy and Peter was heartwarming, and EXACTLY what I wanted out of this movie. Peter's relationship with Mysterio is also a highlight, and Mysterio himself was an incredible villain. I also loved Peter and MJ's awkward chemistry.

Basically all the stuff with Spider-Man, and the characters relating to him were great, it's just all the other MCU tie-in characters that drag the story down. I really didn't need to hear Tony Stark brought up every five seconds, and I especially didn't need to see Nick Fury and Agent Hill, they're involvement doesn't really amount to much, and they honestly could've been removed entirely without changing a thing.

I don't have a problem with Tony having a stake in the plot, Peter was so integrally linked to Tony in Civil War and Homecoming, they needed to address his death and how it effects Peter. But after Happy encourages Peter to be his own hero, and come into his own, it kinda took away from that GREAT scene when we had Iron Man music playing in the background.

I feel like I'm rambling now, but I hope I was able to get my thoughts out coherently, haha. I don't hate this movie, it's a Spider-Man movie, so I'm almost guaranteed to like it, I can't help it, I'm a sucker for Spider-Man stories. But I really hope the 3rd movie takes Spidey back to his small scale, humble roots...but judging by the cast, and the cliffhanger ending of this movie, I don't think it's gonna happen, and that makes me kinda sad.

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