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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)


Tom Holland
Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by Jon Watts

It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This movie also marks the end of phase three of Marvel’s The Infinity Saga.

Here is life after the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man, and with his death comes the heavy weight he carried when he kinda led the Avengers. Stark believed that Peter Parker was the one he could trust to carry the weight of his legacy and this film plays on that thread all through the movie.

The movie is fun, and i felt it was like a delayed gratification being played out here. I had to wait through a long intro and getting to know what is going on for over eighty minutes before the movie in my eyes finally kicked off.
This form of delayed gratification worked, because the moment things started to happen, they happened fast and I was totally engrossed. My comparison to the previous movie is that, I very much enjoyed the characters and the dynamics that followed the story of the individuals in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Here such dynamic and deep rooted acting following character depth was replaced with magnificent visuals.

It was like, you know the guys here already and here is someone new named Mysterio (Quentin Beck). His tale will be summarized, which it was and the movie got going.

The movie takes place after the events of the previous MCU film Avengers: Endgame (2019). Tony Stark is dead and the time where half of the universe was gone for five years is known as the Blip. Peter Parker is feeling the weight of the aftermath. While Aunt May is busy helping people with the aid of her nephew Peter in his Spider-Man costume to get over the events of the Blip.

Peter’s school is planning a trip to Europe and he is going with the hope of getting away from everything for a while. He has been ghosting Nick Fury and just wanted to focus on his trip to Europe to use that opportunity to win MJ.
Things as usual did not go the way he planned as Fury hijacked his trip to suit his own wants and Peter gets to meet another supposed superhero in Beck/Mysterio. Beck claims to be from another earth to battle a bunch of supervillians known in his world as the elements. He says they destroyed his own earth.

There is so much happening in Europe that everyone didn’t see Mysterio coming especially Peter who trusted him so much that he handed over his inheritance from Tony to Beck. This is no spoiler, if you follow the Spider-Man comics you already know that Mysterio is a villain.

In the end, I felt the relationship between MJ and Peter Parker was forced. It just didn’t gel like the way it was done in 2004’s Spider-Man 2 during the time of Toby Maguire and Kristen Dunst. Other than that, I enjoyed Happy’s role in the movie and enjoyed the movie as a whole.


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