“Spider-Man: Far from Home,” released July 2, was a perfect continuation of the Spider-Man films, which are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The constant comedy, high school awkwardness, and action-packed scenes came together in a movie that people of all ages can enjoy.
The film is set to take place after “Avengers: Endgame,” and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still struggling with the death of his friend and mentor, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to live as a normal high school student by wooing his love interest, MJ (Zendaya), on a class trip to Europe.
While on the trip, Peter is faced with a new threat called Elementals that force him to make challenging decisions about his future. With the help of a new character, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), Spider-Man tries to destroy the Elementals and live his high school trip to the fullest.
There was a good balance of action and comedy in “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Many superhero movies consist mostly of aggressive fight scenes with serious characters. Lately, the trend has been changing to include more comedy like in “Deadpool” and most Avengers films.
The action scenes were put together well, but some were too drawn out and appeared disorderly. After about five minutes of watching Peter fall through various versions of reality in his fight scene, it became more boring than entertaining.
The fight scenes included many special effects that clearly showed the significant amount of work that went into these scenes.
A refreshing part of the Spider-Man movies is Peter’s awkwardness. Peter is an awkward character and relatable to many young people. It is nice to watch a superhero movie where the hero’s social life is relatable.
Although the movie was very cohesive and balanced, it is different from other Marvel movies in the production and overall feel. Because it follows a teen superhero, it lacks some of the seriousness of other movies.
While this can be appealing for some people, others like to see action films that are mature and contain more sophisticated content. “Spider-Man: Far from Home” doesn’t have this aspect.
The film ended with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger in the credits. Everyone in the theatre began murmuring excitedly and laughing in shock as the credits rolled again.
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is playing in theatres everywhere and is rated PG-13.