Yojimbo's Movie Review of Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Spider-Man: Far From Home

"Spider-Man: Far From Home"
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/07/20

Peter Parker hopes to take a break from superhero life and use his school trip to Europe as an opportunity to get closer to M.J. but Nick Fury and a new hero named Mysterio have other plans for him.

The jokey tone of Tom Holland’s first outing as your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man returns in the first post-Endgame instalment of the Marvel universe. After such an intense and heavily intertwined finale to the franchise, Far From Home feels very, very lightweight in comparison. The gags flow thick and fast, almost to the point where the film begins to feel like self-parody and in fact the script even pokes fun at the original comic book stories upon which the film is based. The premise flirts with the whole “fake news culture” and uses this as an excuse for the welcome re-introduction of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson who provides a nice cliffhanger at the very end of the film. But my biggest problem with Far From Home is the same as I had with Iron Man 2; it’s all just a bit too tech-heavy. Seeing Spider-Man become another Iron Man with webs seems to miss the point of the character a little for me, and the finale is basically just a big battle of the gadgets.

The latest Spidey film has plenty of action and laughs, but I couldn’t help but feel like it was something of an anticlimax after the epic story arc which culminated in Endgame.

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