Director Jon Watts’ latest project, Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released this week and it delivers another entertaining addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
It’s been three months since the release of the final battle between the Avengers and Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame. Now I witnessed what happens to one of the Avengers after that blockbuster hit.
This new Marvel movie takes place eight months after everybody was resurrected by “The Blip.” Now Peter Parker (Tom Holland) has become a bigger hero because of it. But, Peter remains upset about the death of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
Peter and his classmates embark on a summer trip to Europe where Peter hopes to confess his feelings towards Michelle “MJ” (Zendaya). However, his trip takes a detour when the Water Elemental attacks the people in Venice and Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrives to fight the Elemental.
This twenty-third Marvel movie had some appealing qualities. One of them was the actor’s performances. The first actor that stood out was Spider-Man himself.
Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man continues to impress me. He delivers a mix of drama and comedy to his character. An awkward teenager who is trying to save the world had me engaged all throughout the film.
Another thing was the character’s development. After loosing his mentor in the final fight against Thanos, Peter struggles to grow up and become the hero that the world needs. However, he just wants to go on vacation and get closer to his crush. Watching Holland portray that struggle had me captivated.
Jake Gyllenhaal also deserves some praise. I was glued to my seat when he was battling the Elementals. When I saw Gyllenhaal use his abilities as Mysterio, I was impressed.
Watts also delivered some humor to the movie. One running gag in particular was when people kept calling Peter’s spider sense the “Peter Tingle.” It had me laughing every time.
The aesthetics of the movie was also intriguing. One example was Mysterio’s suit. The armor and the helmet captured the look of the master of illusion and trickery.
Bottom line, Spider-Man:Far From Home is a movie you don’t want to miss out on.
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