Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

MCU Rewatch Reviews by Chronological Order #23:
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Initial thoughts:

The second Spider-Man movie in this franchise was anticipated for many. This movie released its second trailer after Avengers: Endgame because it had spoilers for that movie in the trailer. This film made a billion dollars at the box office and is the only Spider-Man film to do so.

Pros:

This film utilizes certain characters better. MJ, despite being interesting in the last movie, didn't add much to the plot. Here, she is really great and is essential to driving the story forward. Zendaya does a fantastic job in this role and has great chemistry with Tom Holland. Happy is given much more to do in the movie. He serves as an inspirational figure to pick Spider-Man back from his feet after the damage from Spider-Man's fight with Mysterio. Jon Favreau does a great job here. The rest of the acting and characters are really good. This is Spider-Man's best movie and Tom Holland absolutely crushed it. Ned is great here as well and I love his relationship with Betty. The usage of Nick Fury and Maria Hill is really good, and Jackson/Smulders give great performances. Mysterio is one of the best villains in the MCU. He is really intimidating with all the drones, especially once he has EDITH. Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing as both the heroic and the villainous side of Mysterio. His crew are also good. They don't do a lot, but seeing them work with Mysterio to fool people is cool. I also like the continuity of seeing William, played by Peter Billingsley from Iron Man. The plot of the European trip is really cool and seeing the trip, as well as it being ruined by the Elementals is very fun. Even though they only go to Venice, Prague, and London, at least the location and atmosphere is different. I also love how Spider-Man is reminded that he cannot be the next Iron Man, but he has to be a hero in his own right. Even though they made Spider-Man feel like a new Iron Man, the scene with Happy and Peter on the jet talking about how they miss Tony is expertly done. The action scenes are amazing in this movie. The highlights are Spider-Man and Mysterio vs. the Fire Elemental, the illusion action sequence, and the final battle. All of these action scenes are really good. The visuals are great, but again, the illusion scene is something else. The crew went above and beyond with these visuals and it is some of the best CGI work Marvel has done. The pacing is really good in this movie. Even though it's not the fastest paced movie, things still keep movie and it never gets boring. The movie is once again really funny. I like the addition of JB Smoove as Peter's other science teacher, and all the characters get funny moments. The music is once again phenomenal. It is memorable, and Michael Giacchino crushed it with the score.

Cons:

The main issue with the movie is how naive Peter is with trusting people and the stupid decisions he makes throughout. Even though I love his character in the movie, the scene in the cabin with the lady and the drone trying to kill Brad action scene is harder to watch because of Peter's decision making. Those two scenes in particular are probably the worst part of the movie. In addition, him having EDITH seems wrong. EDITH is a really cool piece of technology, but Tony should have picked a better person to send EDITH to, such as Bruce Banner (he would have still been Professor Hulk). The other minor issue is that the Mysterio as a villain reveal scene is a little too long, but it's only a minor setback.

The post credits scenes:

The first one is unbelievable how good it is. The reappearance of J.K Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson is amazing. The footage of Mysterio is chilling, and he revealing that Spider-Man is Peter Parker is tough to watch. This is one of the most effective and one of the best post credits scenes Marvel has done. I can't wait to see where it goes. 10/10

The second one is also good, knowing that Talos is Nick Fury. It is great to see him and his wife again. Knowing that the real Nick Fury is in space is awesome to see, and I am excited for his future. 8/10

Overall:

This movie is just like Ant-Man and the Wasp. It is basically the same as the first movie, but with a slightly better villain, better utilization of characters, a better plot, and a better finale. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants a fun time at the movies. My score is a 9/10, specifically a 94%.

Closing thoughts on the rewatch:

I loved revisiting all of the MCU movies again. This is such a well done franchise and almost every movie has something worth offering. There is really only two Marvel movies that are ok. The rest are good to incredible. The average score for the MCU from my percentages is a 86.7%. Most of these MCU movies really brought up the average. I commend the Marvel crew, specifically Kevin Feige, Sarah Halley Finn, the actors, and the musicians who put in such incredible work. I am extremely excited to see where Marvel goes next. WandaVision comes out tomorrow, so I'll give everyone my thoughts on Facebook. Thank you all for reading my reviews, and peace out.

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