Spider-Man Far from Home Review
Peter Parker will have to get love, defeat the Elementals and deal with the inclusion of the multiverse in the MCU. Not bad for someone with post-traumatic stress, right?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still sweet. Spider-Man: Far from Home happens to the masterpiece that was Endgame in what would be more a direct continuation of this-remember that finally will be the one that closes Phase 3 and not the one that starts the 4- that as a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, since Peter Parker has gone through many changes and states in the last two of Avengers.
Below are not revealed spoilers of Far from Home, but like the tape and its promotional trailers, yes we will treat some facts of Avengers: Endgame, so you may want to return to this text when you have seen the movie.
Spider-Man: Away from Home takes place sometime after the resurrection of Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and his friends after the snap of Thanos. With such post-traumatic stress, coupled with the generational change of many of their former high school classmates who have grown 5 years until they returned, the most appropriate idea is to spend a group vacation on a tour of some European cities. Of course, the idea is not so promising for our friend and neighbor, because the fact of leaving New York unprotected, has to deal with the mourning for the loss of Tony Stark and in turn for the loving awakening of what begins to feel for MJ (Zendaya).
The change of location brings something different to what we were used to seeing in the 6 previous real-image films about the arachnid hero. In all the Big Apple has been the protagonist, and in none of them, there was a great trip. Always Spider-Man has felt like a "hero of walking around home" (much of the dilemma that was presented with an overprotective Tony Stark in Homecoming), but that, after debuting in the major leagues of The Avengers, has to be fully willing to defend the entire world (not to mention the Earth and beyond). It's a new dimension for a kid whose responsibility is beginning to drown and he no longer enjoys superheroic duty as much as when he started recording videos to post on YouTube.
The film, which many of us thought would really happen before Infinity War and that the bus scene would be the return of this trip, plays constantly with the expectations of the viewer, having many surprises and turns in its 129 minutes. It helps a lot the arrival of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), one of the great villains of Spidey in the comics and whose appearance translated to real image and staging by Gyllenhaal are at an excellent level, being of the inclusions to the most outstanding MCU in a lot of weather.
The tape works perfectly to lower the dramatic tone so strong that they had Infinity War and Endgame above all. We return to the comic touch that always characterized Spidey and how well John Watts was able to translate into the enjoyable Homecoming. Repeat Watts in the direction and therefore the funny essence of Spider-Man is still there, but now he has to develop new layers for that touch in love and, in turn, for the duel and acceptance of how his world has changed.
And this is Far from Home, a fully enjoyable road movie that knows how to mix perfectly the romantic teen comedy (without being very clueless, much less, we already know the personality of this peculiar MJ) with the scenes of heroic action on a large scale presents the arrival of the Elementals, creatures of water, earth, fire and wind that open the door to the arrival of the multiverse to the MCU, as the second trailer told us. As usual, the level of visual effects is outstanding, knowing how to mix the postcards of recognizable European cities such as Venice or London and fill them with massive destruction with a highly credible result.
The great point of conflict that we have found is that the film does not get to feel especially transcendent for what would be the future of the MCU almost until the post-credits scenes arrive. It could easily be one of those that you can jump. In addition (and there again raise doubts about whether it was always planned and shot taking into account the final tragedy of Endgame), it does not seem that the dramatic conflict that would be the mourning for the loss of Tony Stark is as important as it should be. It seems that sometimes falls far below in the list of feelings with respect to the incipient love for MJ (adolescent hormones, you know).
The secondary distribution is again at a high level. Stresses especially Zendaya, whose particular version of Mary Jane will know a little more in this second film, Ned, the great comic counterpoint of Spidey on a more autonomous level and not so linked to Parker, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a reluctant Nick Fury, who seems to be looking for more Spider-Man as inheritance of the sacrifice of Tony Stark and has some great dates, or Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), who collects the office of mentor.
Spider-Man: Far from Home still leaves the bar high MCU now that we reach the crucial moment to ask ourselves what the hell that will bring us Phase 4. It is a fun movie, entertaining for those 2 hours that have almost been turned into the cinematographic standard, spectacular from the visual point of view and at times emotional, although nothing close to the weeping that we felt when seeing Endgame.