REview – Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

While I’ve never been a believer in the idea of franchise fatigue as far as the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes I can see how people might get tired of anything if it becomes too commonplace.

Which is almost the dictionary definition of Spider-Man as he’s appeared in feature films.

After the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007) and the two Marc Webb-directed The Amazing Spider-Man movies (2012-2014) it might be time for a bit of a breather.

That is, till 2017 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that’s almost intimate compared to most superhero movies that somehow managed to reenergize the entire franchise.

Fast forward to 2019 and Spider-Man: Far From Home, where we’re once again reminded that bigger is not necessarily better as Peter Parker–recovering from that cataclysmic events of Avengers: Endgame–realizes that the universe is a bigger place than a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man can handle, seeks a little time with his friends.

Which, since we’re talking about Peter Parker, doesn’t go quite as planned as the Earth comes under attack from beings known only as Elementals, and our our only salvation is the man who comes to be known as Mysterio.

And…Far From Home is a damn good movie. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is the best depiction of the character thus far, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is just incredible because like the character is typically depicted in comics you never know where he stands till it’s too late.

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