The new Spider-Man was the light-hearted superhero movie we needed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the tearjerker that was Endgame.
As far as timeline goes, this film starts right where “Endgame” left us with Peter Parker going back to school. This means the students of Midtown High School are recovering from the “blip” where some have disappeared for five years while others have been alive and have aged five years.
The film shows Peter Parker (Spider-Man) getting ready for a school trip abroad in Europe, he hopes to lay low after the events of Endgame and finally relax, and maybe tell the girl he likes his real feelings for her. Despite his efforts, he ends up on another superhero mission with Nick Furry.
“Spider-Man Far From Home” was a funny film to the point where the film almost seemed like a comedy. Which is a nice break from the seriousness of the Endgame. This film does a good job of using comedic timing between awkward teenagers trying to figure out who they are and how they fit with each other.
This film also mixes a coming of age plotline with a rom-com feel. We see Peter Parker/Spider-Man making hard decisions on his own amongst the crowds of people asking him, “Who the new Iron Man will be?” after Tony Stark has passed. He also struggles with who to trust, whether that be the new superhero Mysterio, (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), Nick Furry, or Happy.
Gyllenhaal playsInitally, Mysterio, who comes off as a down-to-earth superhero from another universe and otherwise known as Quentin Beck, helps to mentor Peter Parker after Stark and becomes one of Peter’s allies.
“Spider-Man Far From Home” has a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has an 8.2/10 on IMDb.
Personally I would give this film an 8/10, for me it was a bit predictable in parts but what superhero movie isn’t? Other than that it had a lot of good humor with just enough romance.