Spider-Man: Far From Home, 8.4/10. Spider-Man has swung back onto our screens once more and boy, what a mightily entertaining film he has delivered. Stepping out of the neighbourhood and into the wider world, FFH follows directly on from the events of Endgame and the loss of the hero of all heroes – Tony Stark/Iron Man.
Stricken with grief, Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) needs a much deserved break from ‘superhero life’. He embarks on a European school trip and hopes to focus on chasing his heart by confessing his feelings for classmate MJ (played by Zendaya). However Parker quickly discovers he cannot escape his responsibilities as the world is under the threat of attack from “The Elementals” and Nick Fury (played by Samuel L Jackson) is hell bent on recruiting the reluctant young hero to aid in stopping them.
I loved this movie! I was surprised by the twist and turns that the narrative took me on. It had both surface level humour and more niche jokes that returning fans will appreciate. The terrifically trippy visuals where mesmerising and dark. Peter Parker’s identity crisis was played incredibly well by Holland as he delivers a performance that has depth and warmth. FFH reaffirms that Holland is the perfect quirky dork to play Spider-Man. Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhall) as a character is one of the most visually interesting but also very comical and a great contemporary take on a classic character.
Don’t be put off by yet another Spider-Man movie because by doing so you will miss out in what I perceive to be the best one yet. When I saw the trailer I thought “oh really, all the same Spider-Man tropes?!” but that is merely an illusion to what this film is. Full of suspense, thrills and fun, Far From Home turned a sceptic into a highly impressed and entertained fool.
Entertainment (of its Genre): 10/10
Overall rating….. 8.4/10