Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★★½

While it’s far from perfect (pun fully intended), Spider-Man: Far From Home is easily one of the web-heads best outings and falls into the upper echelon of MCU movies.

The second and third act are amazing (these puns are off the charts today), understanding the core essence of the Peter Parker/Spider-Man character, while exploring and even questioning his mantra of ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ in a way that no film has done since Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. Anchored by another terrific and surprisingly emotional performance by Tom Holland, who proves once again that he’s easily the best Peter Parker & Spider-Man we’ve ever had.

Far From Home also does an excellent job of exploring Peter’s relationships. The film explores Peter’s relationships with the father figures in his life, Tony Stark is the obvious one, but also his relationship with the new superhero on the block, Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Mysterio’ who is easily the highlight of the film. The relationship between Peter & MJ is absolutely delightful and the chemistry between Holland and Zendaya feels so genuine and natural.

Like I mentioned earlier, the first act was pretty weak. The humour didn’t land, the CGI & green screen was atrocious, the scene involving a drone and baby goats was one of the worst scenes I’ve ever seen and the Aunt May stuff didn’t work for me at all. However, once we arrive in Prague, the film improves immensely.

All in all, Far From Home is an absolute delight that manages to mix together emotion, heart and stakes to create a delicious Spider-Man cake and it’s jaw dropping post-credit scene is just the icing on top.

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