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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

Spider-Man swings back into action by going on a summer vacation with his classmates but is highjacked by Nick Fury enlisting him on a top secret mission with a new cryptic hero, Mysterio.

Post “Avengers: Endgame” I was looking forward to this film but also had some speculations considering this would be the movie to wrap the “Infinity Saga” due to head producer, Kevin Feige. But I have to say now that I have seen it, this neatly wraps up this narrative with a neat bow and leads into the future of the MCU with great confidence and excitement.

Director Jon Watts returns and has done a great job making the Spider-Man character the best that it can be. As well as a stunning cast with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Favreau, Samuel L. Jackson and others all delivering strong performances. Each character bringing something unique and fresh that never felt campy.

This film tackles the question of “Who will be the next Iron Man” and the mantle is passed onto Peter Parker. Him feeling very undeserving of that and not knowing how to handle it. He learns over the course of the journey that it isn’t about filling Tony Starks shoes, but know that with great power comes great responsibility.

With all Marvel films, they have their action sequences and the ones in this movie were incredible. A sequence that takes place on the London Bridge as well as a “hallucination” scene (trying to be vague to avoid spoilers) were the key highlights. Using Spider-Mans powers in new ways as well as showing how he’s gotten better at being a hero over the past years.

I did feel that a few sections had some pacing issues that jumped from one scene to the next too rapidly during the first act, but never felt dull or out of place. Also, the design of the “Elemental” monsters to me felt very generic and bland but is understandable considering that they aren’t to be the full center of attention. (Again, trying to be vague to avoid spoilers)

This film had great heart as well. The relationship and growing romance between Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Zendaya as MJ felt very organic and very believable. The awkwardness of being two teenage who like one another and not knowing what to do and how to act, but the two of them had a great chemistry that felt genuine and cute.

A great film overall and defiantly a great wrap to this phase of the MCU. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future. Be sure to stick around till the end of the credits for a great post-credit scene that has a surprise cameo!

I’ll give Spider-Man: Far From Home a 4/5.

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