Updated: Jul 3, 2019
Film: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon
Director: Jon Watts
Review: Klep Napier & Wade Swift
Rating: 4 out of 5X’s
Following (Avengers: Endgame) it was said that Marvel studios would begin to reel it back in and slow things down to focus on “Phase 4” of their cinematic universe. Well if this is their idea of slowing things down then we are all in for a treat as we watch the next phase comes to life! Spider-Man: Far From Home is the latest and final film of Phase 3, setting the table for Phase 4. Directly following the events of (Avengers: Endgame) we see young Peter Parker struggling with the loss of fellow avenger and father figure Tony Stark all while inheriting the burden of Tony's many responsibilities. Now on a school trip across Europe with classmates and company, Spidey is recruited (kidnapped) by Nick Fury to accompany the new hero in town in order to save the world from elementally disastrous events. But is he ready to take on “Avenger level threats” all by himself? Some of the Wins this film delivers are simple. You walk in feeling like you already know Spider-Man, but this story still allows you to watch your favorite neighborhood teen hero grow and develop in front of your eyes. The realism in character development, even after 3 films, bringing Spider-Man’s arch together almost seamlessly. Outside of this, the humor is non stop and in proportion to the action. Now speaking of action. There isn’t a dull moment to dwell on, and the CGI/effects bend your mind in a way that put you right in Spider-mans perspective. Additionally everything about Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio is eye candy, particularly for fans of the comic. His suit, his powers/weapons are definitely something to be marveled at. But with it's many wins, this film also has it's losses. For us, mainly one, Mysterio. Now it's no secret that in the past the MCU hasn't exactly had the strongest display from their villains, and Spiderman Far From Home unfortunately continues that trend. While, to no fault of Jake Gyllenhaal or his portrayal or performance, but we've come to know marvel for it's organic and in depth character development, from it's Heroes to it's villains, we always have a a genuine sense of where each character is deeply rooted. We just don't get that with Mysterio, and even when we do (Kinda) it's really sort of underwhelming, very reminiscent of (Iron Man 3's) take on the infamous Mandarin. Overall tho (Spider-Man: Far From Home) is another near flawless installment to this beloved franchise and a great start to Phase 4 and the future of the MCU. Stick around for two post credit scenes to cap it all off. Two scenes which, are going to change the direction of the saga and are worth the price of admission alone!
Oh yea, and stick around for two post credit scenes!