Reel Reviews – Spider-man: Far from Home

By Josh Simpkins

This is the end, friends and neighbors. The end. The end of Phase 3 of the MCU. You may have thought that Avengers: Endgame was the end, but you, like many others, were fooled by the Marvel masterminds. How could Marvel Studios possibly follow up Endgame? The only answer is with Spider-Man: Far from Home—starring Tom Holland (Spies in Disguise), Zendaya (Smallfoot), Jake Gyllenhaal (Velvet Buzzsaw), Marisa Tomei (Frankie), and Samuel L. Jackson (Shaft).

Following the Universe altering events of Avengers: Endgame, everyone just wants to take a break, especially our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Holland). Still mourning the loss of his mentor, Peter just wants to go on his school trip to Europe, ask MJ (Zendaya) to be his girlfriend, and leave Aunt May (Tomei) and the responsibilities of Spider-Man back in New York. Unfortunately for Peter, Nick Fury (Jackson) has other plans for Spider-Man. Shockingly, it would seem all the snapping that transpired to set all the wrong things right caused a rift in space and time. Through this rift—from an alternate Earth—slipped some terrible Earth-ending Elementals and one mysterious hero, Quentin Beck (Gyllenhaal). Though Peter just wants a quiet trip with his friends, Nick Fury, the Elementals, Quentin “Mysterio” Beck, and the weight of power and responsibility demand that Spider-Man step up to take on whatever new threats this changed world may have instore.

Spider-Man: Far from Home is the perfect capper for the MCU’s phase 3. This film has it all, are you kidding? Web-slinging, fighting, adventure, espionage, giant monsters, chases, escapes, true love, mystery. This film doesn’t even seem like a sequel to Homecoming, it doesn’t even feel like a sequel period. Well, maybe to Avengers: Endgame, but I dare all those involved in the MCU from here forward to not make the first few films in this next Phase feel like a sequel to Endgame. The events of Endgame will have a ripple effect long into Phase 4 I’m sure. Some could say the same for Spider-Man: Far from Home. Far from Home is a sequel to Homecoming and Endgame, however it stands up as its own movie, with its own twists, turns, and bombshells. Now swing on by your local cinema and have some fun at the movies.