SpiderMan: Far From Home Review
For many people, Spider-Man: Homecoming was fresh, original, funny, exciting, suspenseful, and was even more appealing because they didn’t waste time giving the Spider-Man origin story for the third time in 15 years. For all of those people, I’m here to tell you that Spider-Man: Far From Home is EVEN BETTER.
Assuming you’ve already seen Avengers: Endgame and have been waiting to see this film, I already know that you felt a little down after Endgame. It didn’t have a happy ending or a post credit scene. Fortunately, Far From Home starts off immediately with intense action that throws the audience right into the mix pre-opening credits. Unfortunately, they hit you right with the feels with a sad montage of all of the fallen heroes from Endgame/Infinity War (plus a hero that died off camera apparently :’[) to the soundtrack of Whitney Houston – I will Always Love You (why!!??:’’(). Luckily, just as fast as they hit you with the feels, they bring the quirky humor back we all loved in Homecoming. The first five minutes of this movie sets the tone for the roller coaster ride that lasts all the way through both post-credit scenes.
Pictured left: Marvel Studios Right: Marvel fans
The movie goes on to explain life post-Thanos snap in a quick, yet informative way, and also answers questions we may or may not have asked ourselves after Endgame, such as “Where did the people who got snapped back to life reappear?”, “Are they older now?”, and “What happened if someone moved in the house of someone who got snapped away and reappeared?”.
However, we're still left wondering "Why is Gamora?"
The movie really leans into the Aunt May MILF image, and she is also a lot funnier this time around. Peter Parker gives off vibes of a young, cool Michael J. Fox mixed with Morty from Rick and Morty, as he is charming, yet nerdy, and not very sure of himself, especially when it comes to being a hero after the death of Iron Man and telling MJ he has a crush on her.
The hero we all deserve
Ned is a little less funny in this one, but we spend more time with several other characters, including MJ, Flash Thompson, Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson, and the new character Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Mysterio is actually a very likeable character, and Gyllenhaal fits in very well with the MCU by being an easily likeable character, especially compared to another recent addition to the MCU, Bri Larson (who plays Captain Marvel), but that’s a different story for another day.
She's so... *several cringes*
I won’t give away any spoilers, but this movie had the best MCU villain fights I’ve ever seen, and I would HIGHLY recommend seeing the in IMAX 3D. There are lots of twists that I’m pretty happy the trailers didn’t give away, and also cool moments where the characters reference previous MCU heroes. This is a definitely a movie you will want to see again from beginning to end as soon as it’s over, and it is by far the best Spider-Man sequel to date. Hurry up and see this movie, because I will be releasing my spoiler-filled review podcast very soon!