Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★½

I'll always love watching Spidey on the big screen, especially Tom Holland's, but, like I said after Homecoming, Holland deserves the chance to swing through NYC proper.

I wanted that in Homecoming and I wanted that in Far From Home but instead, we got a glimpse of it at the end of the movie and it was the best part of the entire movie (if you don't count that post credits scene that had me leaping out of my seat).

Put Spider-Man in big city New York dangit.

That aside, the vacation aspect of this movie was great and it wrestled with themes I love to see tackled in Spider-Man stories. Despite that, the first half of this movie is not something I'd easily watch again — it was too long, too drawn out and too unnecessary once you know what the second half is.

And speaking of that second half, it was really awesome in part because the chemistry of Mysterio proper and Peter Parker was excellent. Their battle was unique and interesting for the MCU and the hallucination scene, if you will, is one of the coolest things I've seen in the MCU.

Jake Gyllenhaal crushed it as Mysterio and much like Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger, I hope the MCU finds another way to get these characters on the big screen once more.

Block or Report