The first Marvel film after the gargantuan success of Avengers: Endgame. Spiderman: Far From Home is the next installment in the third cinematic incarnation of everybody favourite neighbourhood spiderman. How will the world cope post Thanos and how will Peter Parker move on without Tony Stark?
Peter Parker returns to high school after the blip where 50 percent of the world is 5 years older than the other 50 percent that was killed by Thanos snap. Parker plans to go on his Science school trip around Europe. The school trip is interrupted by Nick Fury, as there is a new threat to the world in the form of four elemental beings. A human from an alternate universe, Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio turns up to help defeat the elements. Parker is instructed to team up with Mysterio as they cannot be defeat alone.
This is the first step towards the new saga for the Avengers. Tom Holland’s Spiderman looks to be the one to step into the shoes of Iron Man. Spiderman is a key character in the Avengers and Tom Holland is the perfect actor to play the role. He can flip from the nerdy Peter Parker to the cool Spiderman with such ease. Holland brings so much energy to the role that every outing it is a joy to watch. Marvel must keep hold of Holland if they want this continued success. Far From Home also brings in Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio and it is such a perfect portrayal of the character. Gyllenhaal is brilliant and the chemistry between Holland and Gyllenhaal felt so genuine and was the real highlight of this film
The supporting characters of Ned and MJ are also great, this current retiration of Spiderman has got the characters, casting and tone perfectly materialised. The performances of everyone involved are amazingly portrayed and you can tell that this was a fun shoot to be a part of. Every actor gives it their all.
However, the first half of the film is a bit slow just because it has to create a status quo from the chaos of Endgame. It becomes a very paint by numbers Marvel film. It’s only when there is a few twists and turns that the film picks up and when it does, it goes 0-100 in no time. Some of the action scenes are impressively shot and the sequences are so fast paced, even in this Superhero bubble we live in now, this film still adds something unique to the fold.
Marvel’s success can be it’s own downfall though. There has been so many superhero films released in the past ten years that it has become increasingly difficult to make something that is unique and fresh. Spiderman: Far From Home has moments of brilliance but there is not enough to feel important. It is probably due to the impossible task for following Avengers: Endgame.
Spiderman: Far From Home is another fantastic installment in the MCU. Gyllenhaal and Holland are brilliant and the action scenes are some of the most exciting in Marvel’s catalogue. This reiteration of Spiderman will always be fun however what the next film needs is something a bit more risky. Funny, action packed and brilliant performances by the cast and you need to stay for both post credits scenes, Spiderman: Far From Home is another hit for Marvel that follows a similar formula for a typical MCU film. The next installment does need to be more risky and take chances as the MCU formula is starting to feel stale.
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