Tom Holland reprises his role as the titular character Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the 23rd movie under the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which will officially wrap up Phase 3 of the widely successful Marvel franchise.
Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: FFH follows our favorite friendly neighborhood web-slinging superhero as he travels to Europe with his school friends for a summer field trip. Peter Parker and friends get some much needed vacation time until Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) decides to hijack the trip to recruit Peter on a mission teaming him up with a mysterious man who claims he is from another earth, Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Know what to expect in the movie by watching the trailer below.
It’s A Wrap!
The film effectively and hilariously delivers to its promise of officially wrapping up Phase 3 of the MCU and offered some funny and clever answers to some of the burning questions after Endgame. One of which was, what exactly happens in the moment when somebody magically reappears out of nowhere after 5 years of being assumed dead?
Tom Holland continues to prove that Marvel’s decision was right when they hired him to play the character. Taking his role to new heights by delivering a great balance of charisma, humor, youth, and emotion. And with the undeniable chemistry between him and co-star Zendaya (MJ), for a minute I assumed they were real life partners, or are they? Jacob Batalon (Ned) is still as lovable as he was in his first outing as Peter’s best friend and sidekick.
What stood out though was Jake Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of Quentin Beck. Frankly because I thought that he was not the best choice for the role. Boy, I was so wrong! Then again, he is an award winning actor! I should never have doubted him.
The Story, Visuals, etc.
Spider-Man: FFH is without a doubt a Marvel movie. Funny, emotional, and most of all entertaining. Multiple callbacks and references to previous MCU entries are in this movie, so brushing up on your MCU movie list is recommended but not required, as FFH still manages to be its own movie. Oh, and most of those callbacks will be laid out to you explicitly by the film’s main antagonist whom I cannot mention yet as this might ruin your experience.
I kind of knew already going in as to who it will be based on the comics and animated series versions of Spider-Man so that slow build-up leading to the reveal bothered me a little. Still, the film manages to keep that mystery as less obvious as it could. Now that I think about it, the reason why I was a little bothered is the possibility that I might be wrong, after all.
The film makes good use of clever writing and while the main villain did not have any real superpowers but the illusion and theatrics more than make up for it. For a time, I felt like watching a movie within a movie.
FFH clearly spent a lot of budget and it shows in its stunning visual effects. I certainly did not expect that Doctor Strange-like effects at all. Watch it in IMAX 3D if you can!
Skip or Watch?
For all the long-standing fans of the MCU franchise, Spider-Man: Far From Home will help you recover from all that grief and post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the Infinity War and Endgame franchise. You’ll also get to say goodbye and sing a song to your favorite fallen superheroes for a final time. Non-fans will still appreciate the well written story and great acting from the star-studded cast.
So, yes, Watch!
And, Oh! You can see our rating for this movie below.
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