(This is Spider-Man: Far From Home film review, which is a sequel to the Spider-Man movie released in 2017 and is set after Avengers: Endgame)
The Avengers Endgame has just ended a few months back with much fanfare, and also tearful goodbyes to Iron Man and Captain America. But the story has not ended yet with the return of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Now, the titular friendly neighbourhood Spiderman who has to save the world once again – without Tony Stark‘s help. And the threat this time maybe something that will test his qualification as a superhero.
It is directed by the same director as the first film, Jon Watts, and features returning casts such as Tom Holland, Samuel L Jackson, Jacob Batalon, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Martin Starr and Marisa Tomei. Jack Gyllenhaal is part of a new cast as a new superhero Mysterio in this film.
Without further ado, let’s delve into the Spider-Man: Far From Home film review below!
When a bunch of Elementals threaten to destroy Earth, Spiderman is tasked by Nick Fury to take them down. However, he is joined by a new superhero, Mysterio, who has said to come from another planet Earth in a multiverse. Will they be able to save the world? And who might this Mysterio be?
Spider-Man: Far From Home Film Review
The premise itself is, for the most part, fairly predictable. Though, there are still some parts that surprise me, especially regarding Mysterio and some of the post-credit scenes. In a sense, this film follows the typical Marvel superhero formula, except that it is linked to the Endgame, which helps to make the transition easier for those that watched that film.
Now, I must say the part where Mysterio becomes the part guy as fairly obvious. I mean, the whole film pacing and stuff makes it predictable when they show the Elementals have been taken down. So, not much twist here. Instead, the twist happens in the middle of the story, where MJ guesses about Spiderman’s identity and also a post-credit scene that reveals much more that will link to how the MCU gonna go.
whole section is lively and funny and is no doubt the best representation that separates Spiderman from other superhero movies
Aside from the action, I like the ‘school life’ part of the story, where it focuses on Peter Parker’s interaction with his friends and his intention to confess. The whole section is lively and funny and is no doubt the best representation that separates Spiderman from other superhero movies.
For the ending, it’s kind of underwhelming how the fight ends with the bad guy. As I felt that Mysterio could prove to be a better fighter, but maybe this is all an illusion that will be revealed in the next instalment.
Pacing is alright and the film does know how to escalate certain scenes for the desired effect. The opening portion, though slow, is helped by the fact that it deals with lives after the ‘blip’ from Endgame. So it acts as a good transition from that epic movie to this peaceful period in the MCU world.
The fighting scenes and some of the choreographs are pretty badass. Especially the ones where Spiderman has to spin his web around buildings to stop them from falling, and also among the drones. They look slick, cool and definitely artistic that is pleasing to the eyes.
Now, visual wise, I just love it! The Visual Effect by Mysterio is certainly pleasing to the eye and also very engaging and impactful. It tries to play with your mind with all of these illusions, making you question if they are all real or fake or a mix of both. This is perhaps one of the best visual effects I have seen that are pretty impactful on the silver screen.
Peter Parker, MJ and Ned are just lovely combination full of jokes and have great chemistries with one another. I will not explain about them as I felt nothing much changed from the first film, but rest assured they are still as fun as ever.
Then, we come to Brad Davis, who becomes the second character that tries to chase MJ. I feel that his interaction with other characters seems forced and somewhat fake. Worse, some parts are exaggerated that does not seem normal.
Now, we come to Mysterio. All in all, Jack acted him well for us to feel that he is a super-villain caused by Tony Stark, who he said copied his work. Mysterio is presented as a calm guy who has lost something dear to his life, and when it turns out it’s all an act, I felt that it really solidifies him as the true bad guy. His deed in the post-credit scene also makes him a truly cunning villain that is quite detestable. Thus, well done on creating a villain that does not rely on superpower to do bad stuff.
Next, we have Nick Fury who does very little here to be honest, except he becomes like a stern dad to Peter Parker and provides some comedic moments. Lastly, we have the J Jonah Jameson, appearing in this MCU version of Spiderman, which is the most surprising appearance to me. As of now, he’s the only character that traverses through different Spiderman universe, from Sam Reimi’s to MCU! And he still has a great mouth to blast Spiderman off as usual~
And weirdly enough, I felt a strong presence of Tony Stark even though he is not directly in the movie. He only appears in the form of flashback, some mural paintings of Iron Man and then in the form of a gift to Peter Parker. Doubtless, he is an omnipresence here that pays tribute to his contribution to the character buildup of SpiderMan.
Soundtrack is pretty decent with some instrumental version from old Spiderman theme songs and others that are great for the fighting scenes. However, not many are particularly memorable like in the Avengers series.