Set after the events of the epic conclusion of “Avengers: Endgame,” Peter Parker struggles to cope with a recent loss of a close friend. To feel better, he decides to go on a vacation to Europe with his best friend Ned as well as attempting to woo Michelle Jones as a possible girlfriend. Plans however, are interfered when Nick Fury recruits Peter to don the red & blue suit with the help of a man named, Quentin Beck/Mysterio who’s from another dimension, to combat a group of enemies called, “The Elementals.” The plot I’m referring to is none other than “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home is currently released in theaters worldwide. Like Spider-Man: Homecoming, the second solo installment of Tom Holland’s version received positive reviews from critics.
Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige conformed that Spider-Man: Far From Home is the final chapter of “The Infinity War Saga,” rather than Avengers: Endgame.
Today’s review doesn’t contain any crucial SPOILERS whatsoever. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article if you haven’t got a chance to see the final installment of The Infinity War Saga.
Amazing & Unamazing Qualities
Amazing: Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He did an excellent job for his performance as The Web Slinger.
Familiar faces from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short) films including Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Martin Starr Tony Revolori, Angourie Rice & Marisa Tomei reprise their roles & they all did a terrific job for their respective performances.
Newcomers to the MCU such as Jake Gyllenhaal & J.B. Smoove both did a fantastic job for their respective performances.
Fun Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal almost replaced Tobey Maguire after the latter suffered a back injury while filming “Seabiscuit.” Tobey eventually recovered & Jake managed to hook up with Joker & Catwoman as his two love interests in “Brokeback Mountain.” Not bad Mr. Gyllenhaal.
Jon Watts returned to direct the second solo Spider-Man film, he did a great job directing.
Action Sequences were really good with creative ways to illustrate Mysterio’s powers alongside Spider-Man to combat a group of enemies known as “The Elementals.”
Spider-Man acquires two new costumes. One of them is a stealth suit resembling the noir version.
Humor is retained from Spider-Man: Homecoming. Each joke managed to make me laugh my butt off.
Visual Effects are spot on decent. They didn’t seem to be fake at all.
Since Dr. Strange introduced the concept of a Multiverse in the MCU, it’s brought up yet again.
Michael Giacchino (Star Trek reboot series, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Incredibles) composed music for the movie.
Cinematography never suffered from excessive Shaky Cam. Thank goodness somebody never drank too much Red Bull.
The film takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Holland warned everybody that spoilers from the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer gives away classified information centering around Endgame.
Peter struggles to cope with a recent loss from a close friend. Guess who?
One scene is set in Paris. “Rugrats In Paris” was also set in Paris. Both Far From Home and the aforementioned are sequels too.
If you don’t recall what happened to the population from Avengers: Infinity War, there’s a recap (not too long) about it.
For the first time in Marvel movie history, Mysterio finally makes his cinematic debut. His costume looked accurate to the one from the comics. Mysterio was originally gonna be the villain in Sam Raimi’s cancelled Spider-Man 4 film with Bruce Campbell portraying him.
Besides his mission to defeat The Elementals, Peter has a personal arc to try and woo Michelle as a possible girlfriend.
Two characters’ romantic chemistry is played for laughs.
We all know Spider-Man: Far From Home is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Without giving anything away based on the latter film, Peter struggles to cope after something tragic happened in his life.
Peter Billingsley (Ralphie from A Christmas Story) reprises his role as a scientist from the first Iron Man film.
A surprise scene from a beloved character makes a cameo appearance. Make sure to stay in your seat!
Stay tune for a Mid-Credits Scene & a Post-Credits to see what’s in store for the MCU’s future! The Mid Credits-Scene deserves Bonus Points. If you’ve already seen the film, you probably know why.
After a Post-Credits Scene is over, Marvel Studios dedicates the memories of Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. God bless their souls and may they Rest In Peace.
Unamazing: A Plot Twist felt predictable for me, because I’m aware of one character’s primary trait from the comics and 90’s cartoon.
A Plot Hole involving a specific item whoever wears a pair of glasses shows unclassified information. One character ignores the fact he’s wearing glasses containing vital info that’ll perhaps jeopardize the mission. Lori Beth Denberg from “All That” has an encyclopedia of knowledge of anything than that doofus wearing glasses.
The Final Verdict: B, FOR BRILLIANT!
Spider-Man: Far From Home is another decent installment of the MCU. It’s not on the same grade as Avengers: Endgame, but it’s a breather for Spider-Man who deserves a break from saving countless civilians. If it weren’t for one or two problems listed as “Unamazing,” I would’ve given Far From Home an A-. Anyway, I highly recommend the last chapter of The Infinity War Saga to wrap an 11-year story arc worth 23 movies.
Thank you, Marvel Studios, for keeping me entertained as a lifelong fan of Marvel since I watched Marvel animated shows on Fox Kids. I’ll continue to support your movies. I can’t wait to see what you have in store in the future. Perhaps a story arc based on Dr. Doom’s rise to power? A battle for the Multiverse when every version of a character shows up? What about Galactus hungry for Earth? You decide and I’ll stick around for more!