Not only does the new Spider-Man deliver, it exceeds expectations.
I’ve been a Spider-Man fan ever since I was a little kid. I had everything Spidey: toys, clothing, games, and movies. Spider-Man has always been the face of Marvel, and every child growing up loved him. The point I’m getting at is that, as a Webhead, I take my Spider-Man seriously.
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With the success of Homecoming, the weight of Endgame, and capping off Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Far from Home had a lot riding on it, and it lived up to the great responsibility it had.
I’ve said this before and will continue to do so, Tom Holland is the best and perfect Peter Parker/Spider-Man. His tremendous acting brings the genius of Chris McKenna’s and Erik Sommers’ writing to spectacular levels. The movie also succeeds in balance all the aspects of what a Spider-Man story needs: the excitement of the hero and the humanity of the boy. The movie had a great mix of serious tones and the lighthearted comedy that makes generations fall in love with the character over and over again. The narrative throughout the movie’s 2 hours and 9-minute run-time was extremely well-paced with a tight, focused framing device. I also applaud the writers, who made bold choices in the movie.
The rest of the cast, whether a major player or minor, delivered and helped flesh out the world. People that truly stood out, just to name a few, was Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jon Favreau. Zendaya’s layered Mary Jane in particular works extremely well opposite Holland’s quirky Parker.
Technically speaking, the movie was beautifully shot, making use of creative camera angles, interesting set pieces, and a unique color pallet with costumes and overall feel. The CGI and special effects were stunning and speak to the progress Marvel movies have made.
I think it’s safe to say that this movie was an absolute home run and helped reassure the fan base that Marvel movies are in good hands moving forward.
My parting thought is this: Go see this movie as soon as possible.
You can watch Spider-Man: Far From Home in theatres right now