- Origin: 25/25
- Story: 25/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 24/25
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
- Rated: PG-13 (Some sci-fi action and violence, with some language)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Jon Watts
- Written by: Chris Mckenna (II) and Erik Sommers
- Release date: 2nd July, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 130 minutes
- Studio: Sony Pictures
|Tom Holland||Peter Parker/ Spider-Man|
|Jake Gyllenhaal||Quentin Beck/ Mysterio|
|Jon Favreau||Happy Hogan|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Nick Fury|
|Jacob Batalon||Ned Leeds|
|Cobie Smulders||Maria Hill|
I absolutely loved how this film managed to include a lot of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) into the story. It felt so connected and made it have substance. I’m so glad that they chose Europe as the location for the film because we’ve seen enough things in America, the change gave us new risks and stakes. You could tell that they took extra care with this film as there was a lot of detail from the comics that you could miss if you blinked.
This narrative was fresh and excited me throughout. I admit that the twist was easy to see, especially if you are a comic fan. But even with that the story managed to shock me, it even made me laugh so much. Especially whenever MJ and Peter Parker started talking to one another, it was very awkward and it played really well.
Marvel are on top of their game right now. Their effects are so convincing, even the fast paced action scenes still keep the illusion going (pun intended). My favourite was when Spider-Man had to fight all the drones at once, there was so much chaos and yet the watcher could see everything so clearly. The scenery was beautiful, Italy was vibrant and they used the right colours for the elementals. The elementals completed the film for me, they looked deadly and were all unique.
They have such a good cast, everyone bonds really well and has great chemistry on screen. Tom Holland has kept his character going and has made us love his character even more. His chemistry with Zendaya is done so well, that every awkward moment feels genuine, they slowly introduce the romance which is nice. But the person that steals the show has to be Jake Gyllenhaal because every scene he is in he stands out. His character has depth and just looks badass. It was good to see Marvel transition from the old to new, but still keep that old magic.