Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame” Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
“Spider-Man: Far from home” is an effects-heavy superhero movie that can’t quite match the inspired heights of its predecessor. But this is a fairly standard Spider-Man story, with good action sequences with adolescent, coming-of-age issues. Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio is great, even if it’s a very different but familiar take on the Marvel character.
The emphasis is clearly on having fun, providing a crowd-pleasing adventure. This movie manages to develop a more intimate story, mixing up action and danger with more comedic and even romantic moments. And the truth is that it may not be necessarily groundbreaking, but it pokes fun at itself and knows that even if most of us don’t have super powers, we all remember the super problems of being a teenager.