Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★

While watching this, I couldn’t help but wonder how great it would be to be Cobie Smulders in the Marvel universe. You get to work on the biggest films, deliver a couple sparing lines and do a darn good job of it, and collect a paycheck. 

Oh yeah, the movie’s a whole lotta fun too. Gyllenhaal delivers a fine performance even as he portrays one of the weaker ideations of a Marvel villain, leaving me wishing he’d got to portray a better role opposite Spider-Man - maybe Dr. Oc or Green Goblin. Holland is also back in great form and Zendaya continues to be the most convincing 20-something teenager in da moviesh. What the past two Spider-Man films have got so right are their portrayal of Peter Parker and his peers. This banter is as strong as ever in Far From Home. 

One thing the movie isn’t short on is good acting and interesting supporting characters. It is lacking in plot, however. 

Parker is obviously going to struggle with the loss of his mentor, but this seems to be strangely underplayed even considering most of the film’s plot revolves around this topic. Additionally, the insistence of the Marvel universe to hash and rehash Tony Stark’s many flaws is verging on horse murder. 

All missteps in mind, Marvel has yet to produce an unwatchable film and Far From Home comes nowhere near being bad.

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