Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This just has an incredible blend of super hero movie and 80s movie teen angst. It has heart, it’s silly, it’s just what we needed post-endgame. 

I thought it was genius how meaningful Tony was to this story. He wasn’t even in this one but felt like he was in it more than Homecoming. Some people criticized Peter getting WMD glasses from Tony but that fits Spider-Man themes from the comics so well. In a lot of way Peter represents America. He has strong values, still young, and more power than he knows what to do with. The addition of those glasses raised the stakes to his power and responsibility. It also shows how much Tony believes in this kid. I think he knew he would make mistakes. After all he made plenty in his life. Fitting for Tony to create this villain and Peter to hand him the keys to the world. 

Mysterious is fantastic. Jake Gyllenhal is charismatic and dangerous. I believed his cunning performance. Those scenes of illusory action was more than what any Spidey fan expected. I really hope Mysterio faked his death because his character was formidable and fun. 

But this progressing trilogy did what other spider man movies couldn’t. I’m actually invested in all the characters. Peter, Aunt May, MJ, Flash, Ned, Happy, even the helpless teacher. 

I love these thrilling not-so-serious MCU movies.

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