When I finally got to watch this movie, I was ecstatic. It was finally happening.
We picked up right after the End Game. The world was crying over the death of Tony Stark, and everyone was asking the question of, “Who’s gonna be the next Iron Man?”
Peter (Tom Holland) went back to school, along with plenty of his classmates who didn’t disappear in the “blip” (what they called the missing five years in Thanos era), and had one thing going on in his pretty head: he wanted to confess his feelings to MJ (Zendaya) and hopefully, ask her out.
So the perfect opportunity came when their class was to go on a trip to Europe, where Peter planned everything out to ask MJ out.
It was quite romantic, this guy is quite a romantic. And MJ was just so adorable I’d have asked her out myself if I were in that universe. Fight me, Parker.
Meanwhile, Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) had their own problems. Monsters called elementals started destroying cities, and they would’ve been in big trouble if not for the help of a superhero named Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal). Beck claimed to have been from another Earth, and that he was on this Earth to fight the elementals that destroyed his world and killed his family.
Fury tried to contact Peter, who kept dodging his calls, and ended up stalking the kid to Europe to get his help.
He gave Peter a pair of Tony’s sunglasses, one that turned out to be EDITH, the controller of the Stark resources. And for a kid, that was a lot of responsibilities.
Peter, give them to me, I’d take them in a heartbeat. With great responsibilities come great power.
Despite Peter’s reluctance, he ended up helping the team to fight these elementals and bonded with Beck. Seeing Tony in Beck, Peter confided in that hero and decided that he was too young to be the next Iron Man, but Beck was a better fit for the role.
Now here’s the messed up part. Peter, really wanting to just have a normal kid’s life for once, gave his EDITH glasses to Beck. He believed that Beck would be a better “next Iron Man” than he could ever be.
Of course, as predicted, Beck was actually the bad guy.
This was a visually stunning movie. The CGI works were just fantastic. I might have missed a bit here and there, but usually Marvel doesn’t disappoint.
One thing that always bothers me about this new Spider-Man though, the Tom Holland one I mean, is that we always started at a point of “after something has happened” but we aren’t always informed of it.
When we first met him, he already got his power and was already a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Yes, I got that the previous Spider-MEN had given us too much on the whole background story, but it wouldn’t hurt to go over it for a bit.
With this one, we were just informed that after the “Blip,” they all just continued with their lives as if nothing had happened. But how in the world did Peter and MJ get to that crush stage? What happened there?
It hit me in the face when the first thing Peter talked about was his plan to confess to MJ. Like, hold up, where did this come from?
I do like their chemistry though, and I am a fan of both Zendaya and Holland, so it wasn’t hard to ship that relationship. However, it would be nice to know how in the world they got to that stage already.
I felt like I also blipped and missed out on so much.
Also, Aunt May is super supportive towards the whole Spider-Man thing. It was as if the overprotective Aunt May in the first movie got a clean slate and decided that she could trust him, or shove him, completely into the superhero world.
Apart from those little things, I really enjoyed the movie. It was a really cute, age appropriate movie, and I was quite satisfied with it. As usual, these Spider-Man movies could stand on their own, and that is a really good thing.
Far from Home is a 7,5/10 for me. Would I watch it again? Maybe not anytime soon. But I guess if one of my friends wants a company to watch it with, I guess I wouldn’t mind.