Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★★

Jon Watts is not a great director when it comes to superhero movies but he is fantastic at High School comedies. That is where "Far from Home" succeeds when it deals with the drama and cliches of being a teen. Now this teen just so happens to have superpowers which leads into the usual CGI battles we would expect from Marvel. Thankfully it is high quality and purely a fun time with your popcorn.
Tom Holland is yet again a delight to watch on screen as he turns the awkwardness up to 11. But it is Jake Gyllenhaal who is perfect as one of my favorite comic book characters, Mysterio. He is a character I've always wanted to see on the big screen because I knew he would create some cinematic moments. Watts and team do not fail in bringing his illusions to life as Gyllenhaal obviously has a grand ole time twirling his mustache.
My biggest gripe with the film is the two most consequential scenes are saved for the end credits. I won't spoil what they are but my jaw dropped with the reveals in them and I couldn't help but wonder why they weren't part of the actual movie. These moments could have easily been added in. Also having probably the best "Spider-Man" film come out last year in the form of "Into the Spiderverse" this one pales in comparison. Now this film is not bad it is quite spectacular just not the in the same way that "Spiderverse" is.
Overall I feel this is a fine period to the "Infinity Saga" even if it is more of an ellipsis.

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