Jenn Rohm Reviews "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
Director Jon Watts brings us “Spider-Man: Far from Home” by using the very familiar feel he had on the prior film for the webslinger, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. This one picks up post-“Avengers: End Game” to see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) dealing with its events as his high school class leaves on a two-week trip to Europe. While he is there, he plans to tell MJ (Zendaya) how he really feels about her with the help of his best friend, Ned (Jason Batalon), who is looking forward to some male bonding time and meeting European women. His Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) adds a bit of don’t-forget-ANYTHING-when-you-go while Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) is doing a bit of hanging around as Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and parallel universe hero Quentin Beck/Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhall) work to recruit Spider-Man to help save the world from elemental beings as opposed to being a teen and taking a vacation.
I enjoyed the feeling of innocence that Tom Holland brings to this franchise as a teenager dealing with emotions that are new to him while having the added responsibility (through power) of being the one to save the world. Wanting to not let anyone down and just wanting to be carefree is daunting for most of us, so I am now able to imagine it at the scale Peter Parker faces.
There are some really great shots of the cities being visited and I look forward to the day I can travel to Europe to see them in person along with really good visuals that we all come to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whose Phase III ends with this film. They have held true to the franchise and I look forward to seeing what happens next.