Marvel’s latest Superhero addition; Spider-Man: Far From Home got off to an impressive opening, making nearly $600 million worldwide. Early birds also spoke highly of the new release which relied heavily on the emotional end of Avengers: Endgame that saw the tragic exit of Iron Man from the MCU.
An arguable fact is that the box office hit delivered a near flawless story but from this point of view, it tasted like a PG 13 pie (too bland for my tastebuds)
Spider-Man Far From Home is a High School Romantic comedy with just the right amount of mayhem to keep my 2-year-old self screaming for more popcorn!
Tom Holland who plays our friendly neighborhood Spider-Teenager, puts on an impressive act, warming his way into our hearts as he sets out to win Mary Jane’s (Zendaya) heart. He does these in between Nick Fury’s (Samuel L Jackson) obnoxious call to fit intoTony Stark‘s big pants.
I doubt if Zendaya as Mary Jane sat well with me. This has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the actress but the character. Mary Jane in Far From Home is an old lady in a teen’s body. Many of her attempts to act her age will guarantee a smile. This, however, doesn’t make it any less weird.
Villain Mysterio /Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a literal clown with a superhero suit. His character is hardly developed and leans too conspicuously on a barely sufficing trip to the past that shows only the motive for his proposed destruction ofPeter Parker.
On story development, Far From Home isn’t that big a deal. Conflict is standard so as its resolution. The plot twist is enough to keep its audience satisfied but not overwhelmed.