It’s been a couple months since Endgame… Marvel fans alike were all left with questions after the final credits of Endgame rolled, one big one in particular, “What’s next?”. Spider-man: Far from Home is the first Marvel movie to take place after the events of Endgame, both in the MCU and in our reality. Endgame was truly epic! How could you possibly do anything after that? What direction would you go?
CAUTION!! Endgame Spoilers AHEAD! Honestly, if you haven’t seen Endgame, you should stop reading now.
I hate spoilers! I hate even hinting at spoilers! I’ve honestly racked my brain to come up with a way I could give a review of Spider-Man: Far from Home without Endgame spoilers and I just can’t do it! So… You have been warned.
Spider-Man: Far from Home is a movie about the teen web-slinger coming of age. One major part of the storyline is Peter dealing with the loss of Tony. The world is dealing with the loss of Iron Man and looking for his replacement, but it’s on a much deeper and personal level for Peter. Tony was his mentor and his friend. He looked up to him as almost a father figure. In the previous movies Marvel/Disney did a fantastic job in showing the relationship between Tony and Peter. This movie is no different. Peter is torn between wanting to do right by his life as an Avenger, the responsibilities Tony bestowed upon him, and the fact that he is a 16 year old kid and wants to chase “the love of his life”. To me, it all goes back to a statement made in the 2002 Toby Maguire Spider-Man movie, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Watching Peter try to juggle his life as Spider-Man and as teenage Peter was very near to home. It’s something we have all had to deal with. Granted, probably not to the scale of saving the world in spandex, but we have all had to juggle life/work/family/responsibilities/fun… It’s something we can relate to and something we can sympathize with. It’s one of the reasons I love these movies. They go beyond the simplistic comic book tale of good guy vs. bad guy. Far from Home is no different.
We loved the movie. I love being able to enjoy these movies with my wife and daughter. They might not be as big a Marvel fan as I am, but they each find something they love. This movie had a touch of everything in it, awesome heart pounding action, reach for the tissue moments, and bust out laughing roll in the sticky floor of the theater times. Of all the Spider-Man reboots, Tom Holland is by far the best. He plays the quirky, awkward teenage Spider-Man, who self describes in this movie as, “really strong and sticky”. Jake Gyllenhaal did an awesome job as Mysterio. Samual L. Jackson is the embodiment of Nick Fury. Marisa Tomei is still by far my favorite Aunt May and remains near the top of my “Famous Actress Crush List”. It was also nice to see Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan again. Jon is a huge Marvel fan and been involved in the MCU from the start. He directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2. People like Jon Favreau is what makes these movies so great. It seems that everyone involved has a passion for the MCU. I go back to something I said from my first post for The Good Vibe Travel Blog, there has never been a movies franchise like the MCU. It is truly epic and I just can’t see anyone other than Disney being able to pull it off. Far from Home is right on par with the previous films and I can not wait to see what happens next. So much more is about to happen in the MCU, from more movies to the series coming out on Disney+ this fall. It is going to be amazing to see where this journey takes us.