Spider-Man: Far From Home Movie Review | Jon Watts | Spiderman | Tom Holland | Rocheston TV
Movie Review by Rafiaa Khan (Rocheston Certified Movie Critic)
After showcasing the epic battle between Avengers and Thanos, Marvel has once again proved its mettle in creating smaller interesting movies. Spiderman: Far From Home is a tribute to the heroes who lost their lives in the Avengers: End game, especially Tony Stark, who played the crucial role in introducing Spiderman to the Avengers.
The movie acts as a detox from the intensity of Avengers: End game and keeps the storyline light by sending Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to a school trip to Europe. The sixteen-year-old’s basic intention of going on this trip is to relax, and take a break from his superhero responsibilities. Peter Parker, quite the love-struck teenager prepares himself to profess his love for MJ (Zendaya) during the trip. However, with all the action on the trip, Peter realizes that he can never stray away from his true identity and responsibilities.
The movie is speckled with tributary references to Iron man. Peter realises that he has to move on without Stark’s guidance but also to carry over his legacy. Jake Gyllenhaal plays the devious super-villain Mysterio, and does justice to his role. Tom Holland convincingly plays the role of a dorky and awkward teenager and Zendaya plays the most perfect MJ, who in this version of Spiderman is more of a goth-like social outcast.
What is noteworthy is how the costume designers have retained the original comic design of Mysterio’s costume. They also retained the source material of the comics, creating a dedicated adaptation. The action scenes are mind blowing, and they make exceptional use of Spider-man’s powers including the most underrated spider-sense power. The creativity in the fight scenes is one of the most impressive assets of the movie.
The production design is impeccable and leaves you wanting more. Parker tries to maintain his school-going teenager life and also deals with quests that come his way. Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) acts as the strict master who makes sure that Peter is involved with helping them on these quests.
Spiderman: Far from Home is a cross between an action adventure and a rom-com. Director Jon Watts has ensured that there is a underlying light-heartedness throughout the movie. The movie has an extensive soundtrack, with a collection of international classic songs and pop songs from the 70’s and 80’s which helps in maintaining the light hearted tone of the movie.
At its heart, the movie is an emotional rollercoaster, revolving around Peter’s constant need to live a normal teenager life and trying to steer away from the complications of his life that comes with being a super hero. While Peter Park lurks in the constant fear of not ever being able to be as good enough as his beloved mentor, Tony Stark; the ending of the movie hints a bigger role for Spiderman in upcoming Marvel movies.