Spider Man Far From Home Movie Review: Awesome, Teensome & Wholesome

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Here is the SPIDER MAN FAR FROM HOME critic’s movie review. The sequel to SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Samuel L. Jackson & Zendaya. Does it deliver? Let’s find out in SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME movie review.

Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
So, you thought AVENGERS: ENDGAME is the end for MCU? take a breath, Tom Holland as the lovingly cute friendly neighbourhood Peter Parker brings new breeze of exuberance, fun and excitement in this deeply satisfying mix of super hero action, comedy, romance and more that announces a new beginning for MCU, Spider-Man and super hero universe.

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(Please note: This could be a spoiler for those who have not watched AVENGERS: ENDGAME yet) The movie begins from where AVENGERS: ENDGAME has ended. The loss of Iron Man – Tony Stark has shaken the world. A memoriam video opens the movie and Iron Man’s most loved disciple Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is the one most affected. Peter wants to break free and feel like a normal human for some time, take a break. The life changing snap of Thanos has changed many things. After ENDGAME, the pals and schoolmates of Peter Parker are back but amusingly are five years younger. Peter’s zest to rejuvenate results in a school vacation to Europe where Peter is hopeful of getting the opportunity to spend some time with his crush MJ (Zendaya) while figure out how will he now take charge of the legacy and responsibility of Spider-Man after the death of his mentor – Iron Man. A water demon pops up and a new saviour in a superhero named Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) makes an entry.

Director Jon Watts and writers Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, upgrade this SPIDER-MAN follow up to a wholesomely, teensome entertainer that remarkably underlines itself as a coming of age super hero or a super hero coming of age movie. An undeniable triumph at multiple levels that is targeted at teens but crosses the age barrier and seamlessly spills new hope. A sequel where the makers can sit with the audience/fans without any fear and enjoy the cheer. The camaraderie between Peter Parker and his pals is superb. Moments with aunt May (Marisa Tomei) BFF Ned (Jacob Batalon), and his crush MJ (Zendaya) are sheer delight. There is a déjà vu of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING where Peter is torn between his responsibilities as a hero and his desires as a human. But here the writers and the director smartly give SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME an edge by smartly drawing on the template of past MCU movies to establish a back story that can bring the loyal fans raving with delight. The nostalgia works, the coming timing over here is better and much sharper. The emotions of Peter are true and the action pieces are stunning. The movie moves fast and changes landscapes. All is happening and no one is complaining.

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Tom Holland lives the role of Peter Parker as he was born to do that. Zendaya is marvellous. Quentin Beck is fantastic. Samuel L. Jackson is a delight. Marisa Tomei and Jacob Batalon chip in with excellent support.

Naysayers will question the idea of teen romanticisms in a super hero flick. Yes, the makers play this game on the field of homecoming and endgame.

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Memorable moments
Quite a few but will highlight this one. Peter enters into one of Tony Stark’s old world and starts dialling to emerge into a new outfit. Stand out moment that highlights the fact that the formulaic world of super heroes, MCU can never die.  Iron man was the last man coming out from this holography, now it’s his most loved disciple SPIDER-MAN. The virtues of a super hero never die; they are passed on to dedicated new ones – born from the legacy.

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