Movie fans have had a little while to ponder the emerging elements that occurred with Avengers: Endgame, but now it’s time for a new beginning. Spider-man: Far from Home is the start to that. Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-man performance tops those of both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield on multiple levels. Holland has the voice, the personality, and the humor of how Peter Parker/Spider-man is meant to be. Holland provides the ideal introduction to the new conflicts and scenarios in the next phase of the new universe. I will not explain what is new because that is something that viewers need to see for themselves in Spider-man: Far from Home.
In the film, our hero Peter wants a break from saving people to enjoy a summer trip overseas with his school friends. During this time frame, people associated with him know he is Spider-man and expect him to fulfill his duties of saving people and the world. Even his Aunt May (played by Marisa Tomei) is relying on him to be a hero when he is needed to be. As soon as Peter departs for his trip, new threats begin to evolve, and his trip goes awry. Agents Nick Fury and Happy Hogan (Samuel L. Jackson and Jon Favreau) step in to help Peter to get into the habit of being Spider-man and stop the new threats that abound. Also, there is another hero in the mix, Quentin Beck who is referred to as Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal). He is a hero that Peter believes he can be friends with but proves to be untrustworthy.
What is most attention-grabbing in Spider-man: Far from Home is how this movie is taken to a whole different level after Spider-man: Homecoming (2017). That film was a basic introduction to how Holland’s role of Spider-man plays an important part in the Avengers universe. The film was still good, but Far from Home is filled with more action, new beginnings, and exciting hidden secrets that viewers will not want to miss. The film is one to see in premium formats. I feel that the best experience is to see this one in Dolby Digital at select AMC locations because the seats vibrate. By combining the vibration of the seats with the clear sound, viewers feel they are flying with Spider-man as he swings through the cities and streets of New York and the other locations overseas. It is a ride that will build fans’ anticipation for what is coming next after the outcome of Avengers: Endgame and what may happen after Spider-man: Far from Home.
I give Spider-man: Far from Home three and a half stars. It is a film that is worthy and is the best of the summer so far. Luckily, this summer’s movies have been on a roll so far, but Spider-man: Far from Home is one that superhero fans cannot miss. And, a final clue for fans who want to know what lies ahead… remember to stay during and after the move credits for insights into what might come next.