Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★½

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fun little addition to the MCU. It feels a bit smaller in scale, compared to some of the others, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

I actually really like how the film’s greatest priority is simply developing Peter Parker as a character. One of my favorite things in any Spider-Man movie is seeing how Peter can balance his personal life with his superhero life, and this one explores that a lot. 

Seeing Jake Gyllenhaal in a Marvel movie will never not be weird to me. I don’t mean that in a bad way, FYI; if anything, I actually really like his performance as Mysterio. Tom Holland is great in this, too. He further solidifies himself as one of the best Spider-Man actors. Plus, his chemistry with Zendaya and Jacob Batalon accounts for about 90% of the film’s comedy.

It also feels fresh for the movie to take place in somewhere like Prague, as opposed to New York City or some other cliché location that these always seem to take place in. I felt that it really set this one apart, feeling in parts as much of a travel movie as it is a superhero movie. It also lets us feel slightly out of our comfort zone, much like Peter is at this stage in his character arc. 

This is neither positive nor negative, but I noticed that this almost feels like a spin-off of a Spider-Man movie, only its main character is still Spider-Man. What I mean is that the film isn’t interested in progressing any of the big, Avengers plot-lines, and instead takes just this character on a standalone adventure as if it were a random episode in a TV series. I don’t know if any of that makes sense, but I thought I’d leave it in just to speak my mind. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a perfectly fun and watchable blockbuster. It’s perhaps a bit simplistic compared to our expectations, but I wouldn't say I have any major issues with it.

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