Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home ★★★★

Far From Home is a sterling coming-of-age film that revolves around 16-year-old Peter wanting the opposite of what he wanted in Homecoming, trying to cling to his youth but being forced to mature and take on greater responsibilities in a world without Iron Man. The spirit of Tony Stark is deeply felt and Downey Jr’s presence is sorely missed. As Happy Hogan says, nobody will ever replace Tony. However, Quentin Beck offers similar levels of stimulation for Peter’s mental health, reassuring him as he goes through a period of self-doubt after inheriting Stark’s glasses.

The motivations and backstory for Mysterio are fairly underwhelming but Jake Gyllenhaal is sensational. Beck’s modus operandi gives way to potent personal moments and dazzling set pieces. There’s a Doctor Strange-esque visual sequence that outdoes anything in Doctor Strange. In fact, it’s genuinely one of the most spectacular segments in the MCU’s history.

Full review for The Upcoming here.

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