After the events of Avengers: Endgame most of us truly feel the sense of an ending to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as we have been through a 11 year journey from Tony Stark building Mark 1 inside a cave with a box of scraps to him donning the Infinity Gauntlet built using his nano-technology to snap Thanos and his troops out of existence. The Infinity Saga which spans around 11 years, 3 phases and 23 movies (including this one) finally comes to a close and from that Marvel Studios (and Sony Pictures) came up with a love letter to us devoted MCU fanatics in Spider-Man: Far From Home as a way to thank us and also yes, to make more money out of us. Obviously.
Spider-Man: Far From Home follows up the events of Endgame which took place 8 months after, and shows Spider-Man (Peter Parker) trying to get a break from the superhero world and go on a trip with his friends (which conveniently got snapped just like him) to Europe to later on being interrupted by the former head of SHIELD, Nick Fury and his new recruit Mysterio (Quentin Beck) to fight a bunch of creatures called the Elementals and also follos Peter’s struggles to cope with the pressure of being pushed to be the next big superhero after Tony Stark. And also, what’s a Spider-Man movie without Spidey struggling to get or keep his girl? And just like its predecessor (Spider-Man: Homecoming), expect a few twists along the way. Something that rhymes with Oreo. No?
Some regard Tom Holland as the best incarnation of Peter Parker and Spider-Man and in this movie, he gave a serious case for that argument. The chemistry between him and Zendaya (who plays MJ) looks very natural and not forced. Jake Gyllenhaal did a great job making Mysterio looking like a major villain compare to other major Spiderman villains such as Doctor Octopus or The Green Goblin. Happy Hogan’s character in this movie was the most interesting he has ever been in the MCU. Sam L Jackson is Sam L Jackson, enough said. Other side characters were pretty good in this film, Ned’s romance with Betty was made for good laughs, Flash Thompson is still annoying as hell, Peter’s teachers cracked a few jokes here and there and then there is Brad Davis, who wanted to screw Peter from getting together with MJ(Spoilers). Brad is the true villain of this movie for me.
Jon Watts continues his fun teen geeky romantic theme from Spider-Man: Homecoming for its sequel and for the most part it was really enjoyable. The writing for this movie was very solid. The storytelling, the plot twist and the characters in this movie was very well written. The way they explain how things change from Thanos’s snap to Hulk’s snap and the changes it has made to the MCU was at times funny and well done in my opinion. Of course, being an MCU movie you should expect the movie to deliver on its action sequences and it did. Every web related action, Mysterio’s illusions (some were really creepy), the fights with the Elementals all were brilliantly made and huge props to Jon Watts and his team for the job they have done. And Spidey’s new suit for this movie is top notch I must say.
Overall, Spider-Man: Far From Home was a very fun experience to be had at the movies, a lovely ending to the Infinity Saga and after the hugely controversial yet shocking mid-credits and post credits scenes, Phase 4 looks very promising. The fact that we have no idea how Spiderman 3 is going to like makes it very intriguing. Really looking forward to the next phase of the MCU. We love you 3000, Kevin Feige!
My Movie Rating: 8.5/10
Written by,Amirul Hakim bin Mustaffa Kamal
Edited by,Rayvathi a/p Theivindran & Nur Izzah Arrina binti Muhmd Nasir