'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Review
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' Review
A Great End to Phase Three
Spoiler Alert for 'Avengers: Endgame', if you somehow haven't seen that film, I highly recommend you stop reading this review (read my review on the film) and go watch it.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' proves once again why Spider-Man is my favourite superhero of all time. Peter Parker is always relatable as an awkward teenager. Spider-Man is still the forever-cool web-slinger who doesn't believe he is living up to his full potential.
The sound design was fantastic. Helping sell the on-screen destruction caused by the Elementals to their nearby environment.
The effects were incredible. You can tell that a lot of time and effort went into making this film one of the most visually stunning films in the MCU. The Elementals were rendered to perfection.
Tom Holland's performance as Peter Parker and Spider-Man is probably the best put to screen. The dynamic between the two identies clash throughout the film, leading to some entertaining events.
Mysterio is different from his comic-book counterpart but to say more about his character is to go into spoiler territory. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance was fantastic as the dome-headed man of mystery.
The casting of Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck/Mysterio may have been perfect, but hiring Jacob Batalon to play Ned was one of the best decision Marvel has even made. Just like in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', Batalon steals every scene he is in. His romantic relationship with classmate Betty leads to some of the film's best laughs.
The supporting cast did a good job protraying their respective characters. The relationship between Peter and Fury is built upon fear, unlike the relationship between Peter and Tony. Zendaya's take on MJ was an improvement on her early 2000 counterpart. She was a dansel in distress quite a bit in the Sam Raimi trilogy, but the MJ in 'Far From Home' had more agency and wasn't just there as a love interest for the hero. Majority of Peter's classmates and teachers, such as Flash and Mr Harrington, are there for comic-relief.
The humor helped cleanse our plate after the somber "end" of the Infinty Saga that was 'Avengers: Endgame'. Throughout the film, I was cracking up. Every joke (but one) made me chuckle or laugh-out-loud.
The villain was sympathetic yet so over-the-top evil (in a good way). They knew how to exploit Peter's fears and use them against him in one of the best scenes of the film.
The cinematography was great. Showing Spidey fights foes through creative shots kept each fight scenes fresh, inventive and different from its predecessor.
We needed to see what happened to the dusted people that came back to life after Hulk snapped his fingers and how the world dealt with half of life reappearing out of thin-air since 'Avengers: Endgame' didn't give us answers to those questions. I am glad to say that this film answers those questions in a spectacular way. Telling us a funny story of what Mr Harrington's wife was up to and showing us a homeless shelter for misplaced people who reappeared after the snap with no home. 'Endgame' wasn't the end of the Infinity Saga, 'Far From Home' was.
Even though my expectations were high, the film was exceeded by a mile. Leaving me, as the credit rolled, with my jaw to floor out of shock on how good the movie was. Walking out of the cinema, I was more then content to call this my favourite Spider-Man centric film of all time.
The two post-credit scenes are some of the best yet. You have to make sure that you wait and watch both of them as they are game changers. The scene after all the credits have rolled will make you want to buy another ticket and go watch the film again.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is another phenomenal Spider-Man film with great performances from the film's cast, stunning visuals, great sound design, a memorable villain and a fantastic story that leaves you wanting more.