Tom Holland is back as our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man in Far From Home. Let’s see if it lives up to the first film of the sub-series, featuring the talented young actor.
The film picks up where Avengers: Endgame leaves off, a totally different world for Peter Parker (Holland). Tony Stark is gone and has left Peter to make his own decisions as Spider-Man. That includes a potential replacement for Iron Man. In the meantime, Peter decides to “take a break” from his Spidey duties and goes on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. He finally plans to tell M.J. (Zendaya) his feelings for her.
His plans – and the trip – are foiled by a series of villainous creatures called the Elementals. Peter teams up with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to fight the Elementals – but Peter learns that not everything is what it seems and he must fight this battle without the help of his mentor.
Far From Home packs just as much punch as its predecessor, with thrilling action that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats and plenty of witty one-liners to satisfy the soul. The casting is particularly brilliant; as Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon knock it out of the park once again. I particularly found the chemistry between Holland and Zendaya to be astounding to watch – plus, admittedly, I have a man crush and woman crush on them.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fantastic score, as Michael Giacchino returns and does yet another exquisite job as composer. Even including some woodwinds in the mix! It sounds cliché to say the music makes the film but, it’s no clearer in Far From Home.
In my view, there were some scenes or sequences in the film that may have overstayed their welcome but, all in all, Spider-Man: Far From Home is every bit enjoyable to watch.
My Rating: 4/5