I was very excited to see “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. One, because I was curious to see what the Marvel world would look like after Endgame, but also because I love Tom Holland (and Jake Gyllenhaal). I managed to see it last night and….I liked it, but I wasn’t blown away by it.
First of all, the world after Endgame is kind of the same. With the exception of the weirdest term ever for disappearing for 5 years: bliping. Really, Marvel? Bliping? Anyway, moving on. The people who disappeared came back 5 years later, where the rest of the people have already aged 5 years. So Peter Parker (and all his friends) came back to the present, only to find people like Brad, for example, who used to be a skinny, geeky kid, and is now a heartthrob (he’s also competition for MJ in this movie).
The plot is interesting. It starts out as a “meet a new hero” story and develops into something more. It also features a teen romance plotline that was sweet and funny. Jake Gylenhaal did a great job and was convincing in all situations (you’ll understand after you see it). Tom Holland was perfect and is fast becoming everyone’s favorite Spider-Man. Zendaya had more to do this film and I’m glad, she is very interesting to watch (look-wise and performance-wise). Props for Jacob Batalon (Ned) and Angourie Rice (Betty), who were very charismatic and funny.
I thought that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was, overall, a sweet movie with cool effects. Definitely more of a teen movie than a superhero one, but the addition of a few key characters (like Fury, Maria Hill and Happy) reminded us we’re in a Marvel movie after all. The real bombshell and wow moment comes in the after credits scenes (especially the first one). That one definitely makes you wonder what the world will look like after that revelation.
I enjoyed “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. It’s not Marvel’s finest, but there’s nothing wrong with it, either. You should watch it.