Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★

Hear me out, as a lighthearted, fun comic-book movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home is an energetic ride, but as the direct follow-up to Infinity War and Endgame, well.. it's absolutely abysmal!

Why does this film have SO many plot holes? Why is the dialogue so cheesy? Why does everything need to be overcomplicated? It's a mystery to me.

Peter Parker is supposed to be the everyman, working-class superhero. In this film he gets up to all kinds of things that he shouldn't be, not necessarily just mucking around in Europe, but the whole EDITH subplot; heavy handedly bringing Tony Stark back into Peter's story yet AGAIN?! It's embarrassing.

Jake Gyllenhaal is an incredible actor and they bring him in with so much intrigue only for his sole motivation to be to get back at poor old Stark and his legacy, it's shambolic!

On the other hand, Tom Holland does a sensational job as Peter Parker alongside Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Tony Rovolori, Martin Starr and J.B Smoove all giving truly wholesome, likeable performances.
The music is also incredible! The MCU has always been smoothie-shaking with its original score and soundtrack and Far From Home is no exception.

However, for one of the first times in the MCU thus far, I actually agree that Far from Home is somewhat of a 'rollercoaster movie'. It's an absolute blast to watch, but when you look beneath the surface things are more than a little hairy.
A successful pallet-cleanser to Endgame, but ultimately a bit of a sloppy conclusion to the stellar phase 3 of Marvel films.
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