Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★½

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME has the same goofiness that Tom Holland brought to Spider-Man in HOMECOMING; you'll have some laughs, but some jokes will also land flat. I went into this expecting some laughs and to be entertained and that's exactly how I left the theatre. Mission accomplished for the last chapter in the MCU.

The narrative is where this film could have been better. The explanation of the events that happened in the most recent AVENGERS was basically a throw-away. I'll just call that a "blip" in this film. The Happy/Aunt Mae storyline could have also been cut and perhaps more focus should have been on Peter and MJ and their budding romance.

The standouts are the good performances from Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio/Quentin Beck) and some of the CG illusion scenes. While it may not be as good as some of the other Spider-Man movies (or MCU movies), I enjoyed my time with these characters.

(Saw at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Brooklyn)

*Note: we saw this at a "Alamo for All" screening which means babies are allowed. The babies were quieter and more well-behaved than the three teenagers that were there.

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