Spider-Man: Far From Home is bigger and better than its predecessor, Homecoming, and another exciting entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Far From Home is a blast that will have you on the edge of your seat and is a nice palate cleanser after the despair of Endgame and Infinity War.
With pressure from being a superhero mounting every day, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland), needs a break. He’s ready to go on a school trip through Europe and confess his feelings for classmate MJ (Zendaya). Peter’s easy-going summer is mangled when creatures called Elementals attack the first stop on his trip. Peter is appointed by the head of S.H.I.E.L.D, Nick Fury, to assist Quentin Beck in taking the monsters down.
Beck, aka Mysterio, is ready to sacrifice anything to vanquish the Elementals after they destroyed his home and killed his family.
Peter sets out to protect his friends and the world at large from the coming supernatural threat.
Tom Holland plays a great Spider-Man. Far From Home relies on him being likable and relatable and, this time around, somewhat vulnerable, too. Holland does all of these things really well. This film doesn’t work if you’re not invested in Peter Parker, but lucky for us, this version is perhaps the best incarnation of the character yet.
The awkward, yet sweet interactions between Peter and MJ are a highlight of this film.
Far From Home has a fun atmosphere, even when the stakes are tense and thrilling. The comedy is sharp and witty, but the emotional nuance of Peter’s arc is well-executed. Peter has to face the responsibilities of being a “friendly neighborhood Spider-man” and step up to fill the void left by his recently fallen mentor and friend Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.
Stark expected the best from Parker and trusted him with numerous gadgets and resources to continue to do good after he was gone. Parker has to live up to those expectations, while also mourning the loss of his friend.
I recommend this film for kids ages 12 to 18 because of some violence, peril and language. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a great teen comedy with a touch of science fiction, romance and heroism. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend you see this film.