Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Spider-Man: Far From Home is another good Spider-Man movie. This was one of the first MCU movies to come out after Avengers: Endgame and it had to deal with the fallout from the ending. All of the stakes are a lot higher compared to the previous movie. All of the changes from MCU are felt even more so in this than some of the other Marvel movies.

Far From Home was directed by Jon Watts. It was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. About half of the creative team from the previous movie return, but most of the writers don’t. The same creative team returning, for the most part, help the tone stay consistent even when the stakes are raised. They give Peter stakes outside of his superhero identity, and that goes a long way to keeping him grounded.

Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smolders, Jon Favreau, J.B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Tom Holland just continues to be amazing in his duel role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Zendaya gets to do a lot more in this movie and she is delightful. The chemistry between Zendaya and Tom Holland is just amazing, so it makes sense that they started dating. Martin Starr is as delightful in this as he was in the previous movie, and I hope that he returns in the next movie. All of the returning cast is as good as they were previously. Jake Gyllenhaal gets to play one of the most iconic Spider-Man villains that they hadn’t brought to the big screen yet. He does a fantastic job in his role of Quentin Beck.

Far From Home picks up eight months after the end of Avengers: Endgame with everyone dealing with The Blip. The lives of Peter and his classmates are in upheaval since some people were the same age while others were five years older. Aunt May is in charge of a nonprofit helping those displaced by The Snap and Blip. Peter is going on a trip to Europe with members of his class. He plans on telling MJ how he feels while on the trip. He also “runs” into Nick Fury while on the trip, because he wants Peter’s help. A mysterious new hero named Quentin Beck is there asking for help hunting what he calls Elementals. Peter has to continue to find balance his normal life and his superhero life, which continues to cause chaos all over his life.

Spider-Man has five different suits in Far From Home, most are from other movies. The new suits are interesting because they aren’t the usual suit. The stealth suit is the closest to there being another homemade suit, and you can see that in its look. The final suit that he uses is close to a traditional suit, but the design is just different enough to standout. The damage from the final battle that is shown on the suit is really cool to see. Mysterio’s suit looks really cool and it makes a lot of sense with him trying to look like a new Iron Man. His tracking suit is on brand since he’s working with CG artists. Michael Giacchino returns to score this movie. The music continues to be fantastic.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fantastic movie. With the new movie coming out later this week spending the time to refresh myself on these movies has been a fun little thing for me to do. I had forgotten how fun both of these movies were. I give Spider-Man: Far From Home 9 fancy Stark Tech sunglasses out of 10.

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