Spider-Man: Far From Home Review
Just as a forewarning, if you have not seen Avengers: Endgame (A:E), do NOT go see this movie. The film begins with an ending clip from A:E, and the cannon from the blockbuster hit is carried over into Far From Home.
That being said, a spoiler warning is active.
The film focuses on Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returning to normal life after what the characters in the film refer to as ‘The Blip’; the event in Avengers: Infinity War that caused 50% of life on earth to be wiped out. Peter travels to Europe on a class trip with best friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon) and crush Michelle “MJ” Jane (Zendaya). Peter plans to confess his feelings to MJ atop the Eiffel tower, but his plans are hijacked by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) when Peter learns a new threat is afoot; creatures called ‘elementals’ that each harness the powers of four elements. It is up to Peter with the help of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to stop these creatures before it’s too late.
All the while Peter Parker must grapple with the burden of trying to fill Iron Man’s giant shoes as he must become the ‘New Iron Man’ after Tony’s passing in A:E and how to still win MJ while the world is quite literally falling apart around him.
Overall, this film was a fantastic addition to the MCU and brought even more life to the already lovable character that is Spider-Man. Marvel once again brings us state of the art effects and visuals with stellar casting. Scenes from this film may take your breath away; from the sights of Europe to the mind-tricks of Mysterio, this movie really felt fresh. Many may believe that all superhero movies are alike, and yes, most do share similar themes. But Far From Home brings in some fresh concepts to the film and plot twists that could make your collective jaws hit the floor (I know mine did!). If you are a long-time fan of Marvel, you’ll be happy to know FFH is jam-packed with references to previous installments in the franchise. If you’re more of a casual fan, so long as you have seen A:E you will not be lost if you go to see this film.
I give it a solid 10/10, in my humble opinion. It was well-paced, had a good balance of comedy to tragedy, and overall left us feeling satisfied with the ending… Though something surprising does happen, I’m sealing my lips on that one!