Now that most of The Avengers have perished in ‘the snap’ (sorry if that bit of news is a spoiler for you) and Ironman has left saving the world up to Spiderman, Peter Parker ponders whether or not he is ready for the responsibility. Peter is also plotting how he can finally get close to MJ (Zendaya) without the constant interference of a classmate who has his sights set on MJ as well.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) are trying to figure out how to keep the elements under control and from destroying the earth. Fury decides it’s time for Spiderman to get involved and that ‘s when things get rocking and rolling.
Spiderman: Far From Home doesn’t have a false note or slow moment from beginning to end. There are stunts and cutting edge CGI happening in the Venice canal scenes that I have never witnessed before, which made this film one big amusement park ride. Most importantly, I loved the lesson of teaching one to never apologize for being the smartest person in the room. I also loved that Spiderman is given many obstacles to overcome, all of which he does with flying colors.
It was not lost on me that during one of the fight sequences, there was a small throwback to the funhouse scene from Bruce Lee and Enter The Dragon. The dialogue was witty with references like ‘Peter-Tingle’ instead of Spideysense, Black Dahlia and of course a Spiderman joint would not be complete with a Samuel L. Jackson good old fashion cuss out.
However, Spiderman wouldn’t work with out the boyish, impish charm of Tom Holland in the title role. It suffices to say that the franchise is in great hands with him and his leading lady Zendaya. Her transition from the small screen to the silver screen has been seamless. The lens clearly loves her face and the fans love her…period. I particularly loved that Happy got some love this time around by insinuating a relationship with Peter’s Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). Not for nothing, Jake Gyllenhaal is really kinda hot as Mysterio/Mr. Beck/Quentin and makes for the perfect villain with a mix of empathy, humanity and good old evil shenanigans.
As usual, with Marvel joints, you don’t wanna leave before fully checking out the credits. They’ll be some nice surprises and comical references for die-hard fans. Produced by Columbia Pictures Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters right now and is sure to become the first big megabit of the summer.