Hey gang, Valkor here. I know Batman is my dude and go to comic book hero. And I've covered enough of the films here on the site to prove it. But there will always be a special place in my geeky heart for Spider-Man. On the film side, I was stoked when he was involved with Captain America: Civil War. And I was prouder when Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped. And now we have Spider-Man: Far From Home. And it's everything a Spider-Fan could ever want! Not too many spoilers ahead, but still expect some spoilers.
Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place a year after the events in Avengers: Endgame as the world is dealing with the deaths of some of the Avengers as well as the thing they call “the blip” aka the Thanos snap. But moving past that, Peter (Tom Holland) and his classmates are about to venture on a science trip to Europe. And with that, he has a plan to gain some ground with MJ (Zendaya), as I assume he grew fond of her since the blip. But things don't go as planned for our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler as he gets caught in a mix between monstrous beings known as “Elementals” and a mysterious new superhero known as Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal - Prisoners). Now, if you have any idea who Mysterio is then you'll know exactly where this film is headed. And if you don't, then you're in for a treat. But for this film, Mysterio says that he's from different earth and that he's here to put a stop to the elemental creatures before the planet is obliterated. In on the action is Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson - The Samaritan), and his sidekick Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders - Marvels The Avengers), as he snags Spidey from his vacation to assist in handling the beast. But when Mysterio's true plot is revealed, he'll have a lot more on his plate than he can mentally and physically handle.
As always you need to stay put through the credits to see, what I believe to be one of the best post-credit endings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I wasn't expecting it. But when it happened, I was floored. And I'll repeat what I said to my boy AfterDark – if Far From Home had sucked, the ending would have more than made up for it. But the film didn't suck. And I'll tell you why in the TOV Breakdown!
Spider-Man: Far From Home does what every sequel should do and that's to be better than the first. Not to say that Homecoming was bad. But Far From Home was simply amazing and perfect in every way! You get a combination of great storytelling, fine performances, and loads of action that makes this film something every comic book geek will be drooling over for years to come! What I really enjoyed most about the film is how well Mysterio works as a villain; I wasn't the biggest fan of the character, so I went into the film with some skepticism. But walking away, I was quite pleased with how well Mysterio carried over from the comics to the big screen – even his giant fishbowl helmet worked. And an even bigger plus is how well Far From Home connects to the previous films in the MCU. Performances were great and I love how Ned (Jacob Batalon) got some shine and a temporary squeeze, bringing a nice chunk of humor to the flick. In the end, I loved everything about Spider-Man: Far From Home! And I can't wait to watch it again and again as this one is definitely my new favorite film in the Spidey bunch!
Spider-Man: Far From Home is still making the theatrical rounds, with the home version on its way in the not too distant future. And if you're looking for a fun summer flick that's also an excellent cap to Endgame with one of the best post-credit endings in the MCU then this is the one! And out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving Spider-Man: Far From Home an awesome 5 stars!