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What’s up everybody, we’re back with another review. Yeah it’s been a few weeks since my last one, but sometimes life just slams a lot on your plate and you get caught up in all the various projects.
But that’s irrelevant to what we’re gonna talk about today and that is… Spider-Man: Far From Home. Yeah I’m a little late on this review but screw it, better late than never.
I saw this opening day in glorious IMAX with some of the best sound I’ve ever heard in a theater. Shout out to you AMC—Woodlands.
Anyways, as some of you may know, I’m a huge MCU fan and an even bigger Spider-Man fan, so you already know my anticipation was through the roof.
And this movie absolutely delivered, in every way possible. I enjoyed all of it! From the kids’ Europe storyline, Mysterio, the action sequences, the illusions, the Elementals, Happy Hogan, Nick Fury (even though it wasn’t really him), and just the overall arc of Peter becoming his true self and a new man after the death of Tony.
It was all great! I loved it. As a matter of fact, I loved this movie so much I might even say it’s my favorite Spider-Man film of all time, and I’ll tell you why:
The way that Marvel Studios has cemented Tom Holland into this role of Peter Parker is spectacular.
One thing I love about this kid is his ability to display the conflicts of being an Avenger, but at the same time deal with his personal life and school activities. We never really got that in the previous two Spider-Man franchises.
He just wants to be a damn kid and enjoy his life with his friends! I really enjoyed how this film built upon the friendships and chemistry between Peter and his classmates, most specifically Michelle.
I thought her character was a little under-written in the first film, but to my delight, they greatly expanded on her in this one. I think her and Holland have great chemistry and would love to see this turn into a strong relationship that could play out over the next few films.
I was also a huge fan of Peter’s new relationship with Happy Hogan.
I think they did a nice turnaround from Homecoming, where you see Happy go from being annoyed by this kid to really building a nice rapport with him in this movie, especially after the death of Tony.
You can really feel the loss of Tony in both of them, and I think they showcased that tremendously with the building upon their friendship through their love of Tony.
I loved the scene on the ship where Happy blasts AC/DC and Peter starts building his new suit. Totally reminiscent of the first Iron Man film. Great vibes there.
Let’s talk villain. Mysterio. Holy shit, what a great villain. I thought Jake Gyllenhaal knocked it out of the park. Now going into this movie and being a big fan of the comics and classic animated show, I knew Mysterio was going to be a fraud and turn out to be the villain, as I’m sure many fans did. But I still thought it was a clever “twist” and I think they handled it very well. I liked the tie-in to Civil War with the B.A.R.F. technology reveal.
It really made you understand just how much of an asshole Tony Stark was to other people, and in turn, I understood Quentin Beck’s frustrations and I actually felt bad for the guy. Not easy to do with a villain. And last but not least, the fucking illusions sequences. Holy shit, those were incredible! Some of the best visual sequences I’ve ever seen.
Overall, I was a huge fan of this film and I’m gonna give it a 9/10. Go see it if you haven’t already!
I think this is Spider-Man at his absolute best and I can’t wait to see where they take the story for a third one. If I only had one complaint, it would be that I was a little disappointed that there weren’t any Osborn/Oscorp or Sinister Six reveals or hints, but let’s hope they’re saving it for down the road.
Hey, at least we got J. Jonah Jameson back with J.K. fucking Simmons. I’ll take that any day of the week. We’re out!