Film Review: Spiderman Far From Home

The latest Spiderman movie, just in time for the school holidays.

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Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. But considering it is the second highest grossing film of all time, I’m guessing you have already seen it.

Picking up where Endgame left off, Spider-Man: Far From Home is set in a world that is still coming to terms with half of the population suddenly reappearing after being gone for 5 years, an event which is now referred to as “The Blip”, as well as the tragic death of Tony Stark. Still mourning the loss of his mentor, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is overwhelmed by having Tony’s legacy put upon his shoulders and the world’s expectations to in some way replace him. Wanting a break from the superhero lifestyle and the responsibilities which accompany it, Peter takes a summer trip across Europe with his classmates, hoping to spend personal time with his crush MJ (Zendaya). But his plans are ruined after his trip is hijacked by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who recruits him to fight the Elementals, destructive creatures that each take the form of water, fire, earth and air. Peter is aided by Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), a newly-introduced superhero who claims to come from an alternative reality which has already been devastated by the Elementals.

Tom Holland continues to be the best on-screen version of the titular web-slinger and his chemistry with Zendaya is wonderful. The supporting cast is undeniably charming, the jokes are hysterical, the visual effects are brilliant and the action is superb, with Mysterio’s unique power-set delivering some of the MCU’s more creative action set-pieces.

And Spider-Man: Far From Home has what might be two of the best post-credits scenes in the history of the MCU.

With endearing characters, big laughs and spectacular action set-pieces, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a trip worth taking.

Reviewed by Jordan Ellis

An entertaining blockbuster 4 stars

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