*WARNING*: This review doesn’t spoil Spider-Man: Far From Home, but it does touch on a major spoiler from Avengers: Endgame. If you have yet to watch Endgame, proceed with caution.
In a post-Tony Stark world, Spider-Man: Far From Home sits at the front door of almost impossible expectations. The movie follows shortly after Avengers: Endgame and has to prove to us that, not only is the Marvel Universe not dead, but the fact that Spider-Man can fill the big shoes that were left behind. After the events of Endgame, any other franchise would have closed shop and left on a high. Spider-Man: Far From Home dares to leap back into the action to not only survive, but carry on that legacy to even greater heights.
The story revolves around the events just after Endgame. Without dwelling onto the subject for too long, the film tidily deals with all of the consequences of the film that came before it. Spider-Man: Far From Home takes Peter Parker well out of his comfort zone, zipping around New York and off on a trip across Europe, all while juggling his personal life and saving the world. Much like Homecoming, the film is heavily focused on finding Spidey’s place in the MCU, particularly where he stands as a hero post-Infinity Saga, and it’s all handled with explicit detail. On a more impressive note, Far From Home takes some pages from the Sam Raimi playbook and ups the heart factor massively, giving it that much needed emotional attachment that was missing in Homecoming. This is a Spider-Man movie that is part of the MCU, not a movie that happens to star Spider-Man. That changes the tone and dynamic of the movie completely - the way it should be.
Much like Homecoming, the film is heavily focused on finding Spidey’s place in the MCU, particularly where he stands as a hero post-Infinity Saga...
...Jake Gyllenhaal’s outstanding performance as Mysterio absolutely steals this movie.
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3 July 2019
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