Spider-Man: Far from home (2019)

No spoilers.

Directed by John Watts

Starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Marisa Tomei.

I have said before that I felt that Homecoming was a good Spider-Man film but not as great as I thought it would be, and this comes from a big Spider-Man fan. I think the part that bothered the most was the fact that film revolved around Peter impressing Tony, of course, it makes sense because it connects the stories. Since the first trailer for Far from home really got me excited like I got for the 2002 and 2004 Spider-Man films. 

These movies are hard to review because you don’t want to give anything away. But the basic story follows the events of Endgame and we see Peter going on a trip to Paris with his class. There he tries to win MJ but his plans are interrupted when Nick Fury wants him to help on a mission. 

I am not one of those that automatically loves a film just because it is done by Marvel Studios. And with Spider-Man I felt the character could be used more, but as we got to another phase, that might be the case. In Homecoming, I was frustrated by the fact that we were going back to high school, it took me a while to get used to a young Aunt May and the different look of MJ. In this film, I have to say those were good changes. I liked the fact that May was not an old lady that Peter just worried about. I like that they gave Peter a friend, they made a few changes that for me took a while to get used to, by this film it made sense and it worked. 

I actually like how the three actors have portrayed Spider-man over the years. Toby Maguire was very good in the role (maybe not in the third film), Andrew Garfield was great and I liked how they tried to do the Gwen Stacy story, but just like The Phoenix saga, they ruined it. But the chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield made those films interesting. Tom Holland has also done a great job as the friendly neighborhood Spider-man. The villain selection from Spider-man 3 to the Amazing Spider-man 2 were not the best choices, or they did the best with what they had. Venom was bad and Rhyno was bad, not the actor, just the look and how it was brought to the screen. They got it right in Homecoming with Michael Keaton, and in this film, I loved Jake Gyllenhaal. He really was good in the film and his scenes looked amazing. Marisa Tomei is a great actress so it is expected to have a good performance from her. I liked what they did with May and Happy in the film. Jon Favreau always brings something to the films he is in. 

Without giving details I really recommend the film, is a real fun movie. the cast is great, the effects are amazing and overall it’s a fun movie. 

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