Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★★½

Taking the popular web-slinger out of his natural friendly neighborhood habitat and having him go international in ways that are guaranteed to leave both hardcore fans and series newcomers giddy as a schoolboy, Spider-Man: Far From Home marks an endlessly entertaining second solo film for its title character that not only manages to improve upon Homecoming but also wraps up the Infinity Saga and plants the seeds for Phase Four in ways that are deeply satisfying, with dazzling visual effects, energetic and confidently directed action set-pieces, lovable and endearing characters, a terrific balance between comedy and drama (along with unbelievably adorable romance), slick cinematography, an engaging story that expands on the themes of its predecessor, and dynamite performances, especially from Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, and a pitch-perfect Jake Gyllenhaal as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's greatest villains.

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