Spider-Man: Far From Home is a properly adolescent superhero movie
John Watt’s Spider-Man: Far From Home brims with hard choices for one very reluctant superhero.* Tom Holland continues to prove he’s the best Spider-Man ever as he makes plans to spend a summer getting away from his neighborhood and the big superhero shoes he’s stepped into since the events of Avengers: Endgame.** But that wouldn’t make for a very entertaining movie for us, now would it?***
The Verdict: Recommended
Where watched: Baghdad Theater
Consider also watching:
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- The Lost City of Z (for more Tom Holland)
- In the Heart of the Sea (for even more Tom Holland, but in a smaller role)
*He is, after all, sixteen.
**He just wants to see Europe with his friends and maybe tell MJ (a delightfully frowny Zendaya) how he feels. The teen romance was totally on point in this film.
***Not to fear. Things go wrong. Spider-Man has to save the day. There are funny and clever parts.
Faviorte IMDB trivia item:
In the film, Spider-Man mentions Captain Marvel, which marks the first time a MCU character referred to Carol Danvers by that name.
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