The next big movie in the cash cow Marvel movies has hit theaters today.
He’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and he’s in a new movie. Post Avengers, what adventures are in store for Tom Holland’s Peter Parker? This obviously being the sequel to Spider-Man Homecoming and after the Avengers: Endgame, a lot is in store for him. While I am not a HUGE Spidey fan, I’m like the character quite a bit. I remember seeing Tobey Mcguire’s Spider-Man on the big screen for the first time, and I thought that was crazy to see! That being said…
My quick review of Spider-Man: Far From Home?
One of the better Spider-Man movies to date.
That’s saying quite a bit right? I wasn’t very sure if I was going to like Tom Holland as Spider-Man when I first saw him, but he has taken this character and made it his own. It seems like he reads the comic books and understands the attitude of Peter Parker and Spider-Man…while he may be the web slinging hero, he’s still just a kid. He wants to be on vacation, put away the suit for a bit, but then is forced to help save the world from another insane villain. Holland knocks the whole ‘I’m Just a Kid’ aspect of the character out of the park. It probably helps that he is only 23 years old.
I didn’t like Jake Gyllenhaal at first in the film, it seemed like he was kind of phoning in his performance and I’m not here to spoil the film, but Jake does come full circle in the role and get’s much better. Like he was intentionally phoning in performance until his character came full circle and THEN he got into it. Once I understood that, I ended up liking him.
This might be an unpopular opinion, but I really do not like Zendaya as Mary Jane Watson. She makes me laugh here and there, but her version of the character is more closed, mysterious. I never really thought of MJ as this ‘brick wall’ of a character. She has very little expression and is seemingly very closed up. Chances are that was the way she was written for this film and if that’s the case, Zendaya is quite good at playing the ‘hermit’…but I dunno…kinda want more out of MJ.
The story is paced well, the action is fantastic, and MAN….those parts where the villain puts Spider-Man into the ‘fake worlds’??? Those are SO DAMN well done…there is a certain part that pays tribute to a certain comic series, but obviously I once again won’t spoil it for you. I am still buzzing about those parts.
It’s not the best Spider-Man movie, but honestly I’m not really sure what I could label as the BEST Spider-Man movie so far. I will say that this is one of the better ones out there though. I do suggest seeing basically all of the movies though…specifically Homecoming, Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame to get the whole thing.
Go see it, it’s great.