Spider-Man: Far from Home Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars)
What’s Good: Evolution of the franchise – this sets the bar high for a superhero who used to target teenagers & kids, Tom Holland is the BEST Spidey ever. Period. It has a lot of things apart from some beautifully choreographed action sequences
What’s Bad: When you’ve used Michael Keaton’s Vulture brilliantly in your last part, you can’t afford to mess up with the dark side in this part
Loo Break: None at all! Don’t even think about it. This is where it actually all ends, resist to pee!
Watch or Not?: Don’t even wait for this review to end
The story starts showing a hilarious yet emotional tribute video in the memory of Iron Man, Captain America, Scarlet Witch and the lost superheroes. Peter, who seems to be stuck at a similar age (16), is all set to go on a class trip to Europe. Peter reveals his plan of proposing MJ (Zendaya) to his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon). Little does he know, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is waiting for him in Europe to fight with an ‘Avenger-level-threat’.
On reaching Venice, he meets Quentin Beck aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is already working for Fury. Now, comics have shown him as a man who could lie for anything, but Scrulls were bad guys too and we all know what they did in Captain Marvel. Mysterio’s mysterious presence, helping Spidey to accomplish the mission and after a lot of ‘we miss Iron Man’ scenes, the movie comes into its own. Two post-credit scenes – both are worth waiting, don’t leave.
Tom Holland owns his superhero this time. In Homecoming, I had minor reservations but Holland overcomes them all in this one. He’s charming, he’s funny and most importantly he’s not your routine ‘superhero’. The humane touch to his character helps him to be more amiable. Holland understands each of these traits and swings to be the best Spidey ever. Zendaya as MJ continues to be the love interest of Peter, but this part has a lot to offer to her character. Living up to the smartness & quick-witted attributes of MJ, Zendaya is soulful.