Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★½

"It's easy to fool people when they're already fooling themselves."

Spider-Man: Far from Home is a 2019 comic book movie directed by Jon Watts. It is the twenty-third movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the final chapter in phase three.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame Peter Parker and his friends are trying to move on with their lives and go on a class trip to Europe, where Spider-Man has to join forces with Mysterio to take on the elementals.

Spider-Man: Homecoming was such a fun movie and Tom Holland became my favourite Spidey so when the sequel was announced I was very excited to see what would come next.

I actually ended up watching this twice at the cinema. Although I did not enjoy it as much upon the second viewing.
The reason for this was due to the fact that the first act of this film does drag slightly. It spends way too much time focusing on Peter's class travelling round Europe instead of focusing on the story.

J. B. Smoove and Martin Starr play the teachers acting as chaperones on the trip and their interactions with each other and the students are hilarious.
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a fantastic performance as Quentin Beck / Mysterio. He is another character that could have looked ridiculous in live action because of the fish bowl helmet, but they managed to make him look pretty cool. And it helped that they took the character seriously.
Seeing Jon Favreau return as Happy Hogan was nice and seeing him act as a mentor to Peter Parker was even better. These two have a very touching moment together in the final act.

The special effects look amazing in Far from Home. The elementals look great in the action scenes. And there is a scene when Spider-Man is dealing with a bunch of illusions that is very impressive.

I understand that Peter Parker is dealing with a lot in the movie and does not want to put on the suit. I just wish we got a lot more of the Spider-Man wit. I definitely missed this and is one of the main reasons I prefer Homecoming over this.
I will say that the mid credit scene in this film is one of the best in the MCU and audiences lost their minds when first seeing it on the big screen.

Block or Report