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Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. Fight me.

Or just watch Spider-Man: Far From Home. It’s honestly my favourite live-action Spider-Man film to date.

A disclaimer: there are major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame in Spider-Man: Far From Home. So it’s better to go see it before this one. In fact, Spider-Man: Far From Home is the official end to Marvel’s Infinity saga (or “phase three”). Not that there’s much about infinity anything in it. It’s like the epilogue chapter, if you will.

Having said that, Endgame isn’t essential viewing. Far From Home stands up well enough on it’s own. There’s just a couple of things you might be confused about since the events of Endgame directly effect the world Far From Home is set in. But the film does a great job of quickly setting the scene in a funny and creative way.

I said this in the beginning and I’m going to say it again. Far From Home is my favourite live-action Spider-Man movie. The story and subplots all had me engaged til the end despite really needing to pee halfway through. The characters were great and the majority were surprisingly likable.

But some of the best parts of the film were the action and fight scenes. The villain has pretty great powers which, without giving too much away, paves the way for some amazing use of CGI to make a few of the fights really interesting and fun to watch! And this alone definitely makes the film worth seeing on the big screen!The most notable new character, and the one you’re probably wondering about, was Mysterio. He was an intriguing and – dare I say? – mysterious character. Maybe a bit too mysterious. His backstory, though told well, wasn’t necessarily deep. But whether you like him or not, Jake Gyllenhaal played him really well. 

In fact, a lot of the acting was great! Mad props to Tom Holland (Peter Parker), Zendaya (MJ) and Jacob Batalon (Ned). They did exceedingly well in my eyes. And of course, Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) reprised their roles perfectly.If you look past the fact that from seemingly out of nowhere Peter has a crush on MJ, Far From Home does a great romantic subplot. It’s weaved in superbly through the story and doesn’t get in the way of the main plot. And the best thing about it is that it’s perfectly awkward. The chemistry between Holland and Zendaya is so amazing that I wouldn’t be surprised if they were dating – or at least be very good friends for many years to come.So, is Spider-Man: Far From Home worth seeing? – If you’re actually asking me this, did you even read my review? Yes! Three thousand times, yes! Go to the cinemas, take your friends, wear a spidey mask, watch the film. It’s great.

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