Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★

Phase 3 of Marvel's cinematic universe goes out with a bang in this hugely entertaining second outing for Spider-man. The world is coming to terms with the events of Endgame and the blip, as well as the deaths of some of the big hitting Avengers. Who will step up to the task in their absence? Tony Stark had someone in mind but he's not so sure...

The first half of this movie sees Parker and his school mates go on a school trip to Europe, only for Nick Fury to butt in and convince Peter to team up with Mysterio, a super hero from an alternate dimension earth, to battle some elemental monsters. What appears to be a bit of a buddy movie between the two heroes takes a dramatic turn midway through, leading to some neat twists, insane visuals and great action. But where the movie really shines is in the characters, from the school kids to Happy and May, Fury and indeed Mysterio himself. It's like a coming of age comedy movie crosses with a comic book film.

As with most Marvel films there are lots of laugh out loud moments and the whole thing zips along at a great pace. It also has one of the best mid credit sequences yet. I'm becoming a bit like a stuck record praising these films but Marvel/Disney just seem incapable of making a bad movie, the consistency is remarkable. Holland continues to be the best Peter Parker and has great chemistry with all his co-stars, the romance with MJ is incredibly sweet and Gyllenhall knocks it out of the park as Mysterio. It's another winner from the Marvel juggernaut.

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