Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

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Spider-man: Far From Home

Just thinking about Avengers: Endgame sends a chill down my spine. It was more or less a perfect way to wrap up a decades work of films by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This next Spider-man had to be a perfect follow up to one of, if not the biggest blockbuster of all time. Spider-man isn’t my favorite comic book or MCU hero, however I love what Tom Holland has done with the role. He brings the charisma and youthful exuberance needed for a young Peter Parker. I had quite a blast with this and its definitely better than Homecoming.

The film takes place almost immediately after the events of Endgame. Peter Parker finds himself wanting to relax and go on a European trip with his class, where he can unwind and more importantly spend time getting close to MJ. Little does he know Nick Fury is making Parker part of a mission to take down ancient elemental monsters who are attacking the planet. Parker teams up with Quentin Beck (dubbed Mysterio) to try to take down these monsters while preserving his identity from his classmates.

I think the special effects in this film look great. The elemental monsters and action associated with it look amazing. The film amps up the comedy and the relationship between Parker and MJ is so great. The characters are fleshed out well and there is a weird but charming connection between the two. The film creates a wonderful dreamlike sequence with Spider-man that is excellent and a real highlight of this Universe. I really liked the way the script handles itself.

Far From Home excels Homecoming and feels like its more important. The character development of Parker here is what the MCU needs after the departure of Iron Man. To see Parker struggle to take over from his idol; its done so well. Overall, its not the best solo hero film the MCU has to offer but it is still a very impressive statement that this universe is the biggest thing around in cinema and will continue to tick on as it still seems fresh as ever.

8/10

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