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Spider-Man: Far From Home: Movie Review

Photo Credit: "Columbia Pictures"
"Spider-man: Far From Home" once again tackles the struggles of being a "superheroic teenager" - themes that have time and time again been shown in various iterations specifically for this character. While the film doesn't really shake any molds, this is probably the most relatable of the bunch. There's no denying that "Spider-man: Far From Home" still finds a way to be enjoyable, entertaining, and a step forward onto the next phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Photo Credit: "Columbia Pictures"
After the events of "Endgame", Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is feeling the burden and burnout of a world without the usual heroes to help him out. Struggling to strike a balance between his superhero duties and having a normal teenage life, the school field trip to Europe is the perfect breather Peter has been looking forward to. Right before his trip though, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) has been trying to talk to him constantly - not a good omen to Peter's expected getaway. Soon he finds himself facing enemies that once again threaten the very existence of our world.
Photo Credit: "Columbia Pictures"
Like "Spider-Man: Homecoming", we find ourselves tackling a Peter Parker with a lot of insecurities. The loss of a mentor, a father figure of sorts, and going missing for 5 years finds our hero in a very tough bind. He literally is tired of being Spider-man and just wants to have a normal life. What caught us off guard is how relatable Peter Parker turned out to be this time around. We will admit that some of Peter's decisions in the film were frustrating even illogical in the face of ultimate danger but in the context of being an immature 16 year old, these decisions actually feel real and ones that would have given us trouble if we were still in the same age group. Unfortunately, the film struggled to find its footing in the beginning specifically the awkward chemistry between Tom Holland and Zendaya. It could be the acting or it could be the setup the film required from both but ultimately, their relationship felt rushed and lacking that essential emotional core. On the side of its villain, we can't reveal much but let's just say that the action sequences here were amazing. While the visuals were a mixed bag and a step down to previous MCU films, we can't deny that each one still feels epic in its scale. And this is probably one film that's quite literally a doozy. The biggest asset for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is still its humor. We found ourselves entertained all throughout its two hour or so run time with its unique and juvenile style. In the end, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is clearly a setup to even greater things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's really no ground-breaking revelations here but it presents "a passing of torch" narrative to a world moving on from the events of "Endgame" that is both interesting and highly-entertaining.
Photo Credit: "Columbia Pictures"
Rating: 4 reels




Why you should watch it:
- this is the most immature yet relatable Spider-man rendition yet
- finds its footing to be as enjoyable and as bombastic as any other MCU films from past releases

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- it lacks that emotional gut punch
- the chemistry between Peter Parker and MJ was missing

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