Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, co-produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
It is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
We now return to a world in the MCU, one which is existent post the events of the End Game
Our Friendly neighborhood Spider who made it back through the Blip(No Spoilers, I promise!) looks forward to a Vacation and to get the Girl of his dreams
Alas, the MCU has other plans for our Spidey…
The Few Lines stated above summed up the premise in a NUTSHELL
Does it work?
Let’s find out!
Spider-Man: Far From Home takes him far away from the States, puts him in Europe and introduces obstacles between him and what he looks forward to
The Premise works. You want to know Why?
- The excuse of a Plot is made entertaining by a Script that emphasizes on Spidey and his shenanigans to get a break, get the girl, adapt to a life without Stark and to hope for Normalcy
- The banter, his attempts, his friends, his constant suspicions of something between Happy and Aunt May is what the First Act is composed of
- The Moment we transition to the Second Half, the obstacles to disrupt Spidey’s Plans are introduced into the Narrative
- All of these elements(Literally and Figuratively!) are breezy and allow the proceedings to flow seamlessly taking the movie to it’s Interval Point
- At this juncture, once we are in the phase where the Second and Third Act are kind of over lapping; the Narrative shifts gear and does so with Amazing Speed
- This is where the Script kind of fuses Old and New in terms of Plot Points, Narrative, Conflicts and Resolutions
- The other thing this Script gets right is the balance between the Teenager, The Super Hero and his Realizations
The Other Factors on Display that work
- The Cinematography by Matthew Lloyd captures Europe in all it’s picturesque views
- The Views seem even more Gorgeous as a back drop for Spider-Man when he is web slinging
- The Action Sequences are a visual delight and fuse choreography and CGI into A Big Extravaganza of Thrills
- The Overall Performances from the Entire Cast: Truly Immaculate
- The Note Worthy ones are Holland and Gyllenhaal that round off the Acting Chops and make it relatable
What Doesn’t Work?
There are very few kinks that could be bothersome on this one; However there is a lack of conviction to the Villain’s Motives out here which kind of seems flimsy when the Reveal happens
The Icing on the Cake
- On this chapter in the MCU, the icing has definitely got to be the Mid-Credits and Post-Credits Scenes
- Do not, and I repeat, Do not leave the Theater without watching these! They are down right Hilarious
It definitely makes sense to move Far Away from Home to witness this on a Theater Screen, an IMAX one if possible!
Jon Watts had kind of disappointed me back in 2017 when he gave us Home Coming
However, with this one he has taken giant strides to right all that was wrong on the Home Coming and take us Far From Home for An Enjoyable Ride!