Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★

God, these movies are funny. Jon Watts didn’t change anything about his approach with this one - and that’s a great thing. Spider-Man: Far From Home may be episodic, all things considered - it may be more of the same, but whatever. This film has personality, heart, and a fantastic sense of humor. Tom Holland’s struggle to tell an equally awkward girl that he likes her is the driving force of this movie, and watching international spider-shit get in the way of that was great. It’s a lighter, easier going version of Spider-Man 2 - and I guess that’s a good thing. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio? Wonderfully unhinged. The sequences of Spidey battling giant mindfucks of his projected villain were like some glorious hallucination out of Batman: Arkham Asylum. All things considered, this doesn’t reinvent the MCU, and it doesn’t have any money on the emotional behemoth of Endgame, but this is a great summer blockbuster - relatively small-scale, a great cast doing the most, a talented director, and large-scale action that keeps its head on the ground. Good to know that after it all finally came crashing down, the movies will still be good.

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