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joshR’s review published on Letterboxd:
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This is not a Spider-Man movie. This is a teen comedy. While the movie is visually entertaining, the story is not. It feels doesn’t feel like anything but a filler. I hated mysterio. He’s not a spider man villain. His intent was to take over iron man’s supremacy. He even said it himself. Just a repetition of Vulture, except vulture was actually compelling. I didn’t like the twist, everyone knew he was a villain. Just because he was mad at stark he turns into a villain. Why? Dumb. I liked how they gave Ned something to do until they broke up. I thought that was kinda stupid. MJ was good, finally different than previous love interest portrayals in previous spidey films. Speaking of relationships, aunt may and happy? Nooooo!!! Aunt May’s portrayal is so bad. Aunt may is way better in all previous Spider-Man movies.
Far From Home tries to be too fun without understanding the true aspect of Spider-Man. “Great Power comes great responsibility.” Clearly this is not shown whenever peter decides to try and kill one of his classmates. Speaking of Brad, his character was cool, but why couldn’t this be Flash in this adaptation trilogy??? Flash just gets worse and Peter overpowers him in every situation compared to raimi and Webb. There’s not one moment in this franchise where it shows flash has the upper hand over Peter. Ugh.
Overall, this movie isn’t good. And I was pretty disappointed by it. Homecoming was better imo.