Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★½

76% - Good -> Spider-Man Ranking (#5) & MCU Ranking (#10) & Jake Gyllenhaal Ranking (#13) & 2019 Ranking (#10/60)

Finally my favorite actor joins the MCU! I was very nervous about the material they were going to give Jake but I ended up being very pleased that he was given enough to allow him to shine as the great actor that he is; he totally nails the character of Mysterio. Aside from the awesome addition of Gyllenhaal, Tom Holland solidifies himself as the best Spider-Man yet, killing it both as Spidey and Peter. He has a huge load on his shoulders this time around and has a lot of growing up to do, having to face a large threat without much backup as well as dealing with teenage problems and his relationship with MJ. Her character gets a major upgrade and their chemistry is adorable with tons of relatable cringey awkwardness. The film has a lot of fun humor but there are also higher stakes than there were in Homecoming. The action scenes with Spidey are thrilling and it actually feels like he’s in real danger. The visual effects are awesome, especially during the Mysterio scenes, and the score is great as well. Overall, this was a very fun summer movie, a good Spider-Man film, and a very solid entry in the MCU.

P.S. The mid-credits scene is one of the best I’ve ever seen. The theater went nutssss.

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