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Spider-Man: Far From Home Review

July 4, 2019 at 2:54am
By Jason Stettner

With this acting as a wrap-up for the Infinity Saga, Far From Home is this Spider-Man’s second solo outing. It’s a very different take on the character however as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) heads to Europe. This is through a class trip, but it might not just be a casual one. There are mysterious things afoot as Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) is working with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to deal with new elemental threats.

These massive monsters as causing problems, and Spider-Man needs to come in to help. This film not only further establishes an excellent performance for the character, but also propels him forward in a new universe. You get a sense of what life is like after Endgame, and they don’t shy away from striking moments. This is especially present in what I’d consider some essential after credits. I won’t spoil them, but they’re really intense and impact the whole universe with some strange surprises.

That aside, I never thought they’d be able to truly deliver Mysterio on the big screen and they absolutely nailed it. The scenes with him were impactful, emotional and just shocking. Some of the extra elements of this were a tad odd, but made sense in the overall universe. It was just one trippy and weird situation as this new hero took the spotlight in a big way.
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I thought the acting was excellent here, with further appreciation following the after credits. I would have wanted more of a focus on Peter’s and MJ’s thing that’s going on, but it fit in naturally with the events of the film.

The visuals were stunning here, some really neat mystic scenes. I loved how they presented the elementals and this one will be surprising for sure. There were many twists on aspects of the characters that were in play, and that was great. We also finally got to see the Spidey Sense in full swing, and it was glorious. There are some other smaller surprises, and the foundation of other characters continued to form.

This is a solid class, and I can’t wait to see the crew mature over additional entries. While this was important for solidifying the title character, it really will have a massive impact on what’s to come in the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Conclusion

Spider-Man: Far From Home delivers an excellent sequel to Homecoming while having a strong impact on the greater universe. Tom Holland really does nail this character from the intense action, to the emotional segments. Some of the characters were a bit off, and that ties into some wild moments throughout.

With Mysterio delivering his full power as a hero, we got to see one solid effort in presenting something of a new fear. The visuals of those scenes shocked, terrified and presented a challenge unlike any other villain could to the leads. I’ll also give a great mention to Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), a side character in this universe that I can’t get enough of quite honestly, especially after the events of Endgame.

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Rating Overall: 8.5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner