Director : Jon Watts
Producer : Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal
Starring :Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove and Jake Gyllenhaal
Genre : Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Release Date : June 5, 2019 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 5.5/10
Revue of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) must step up to take on new threats from villains called “The elements” by making new alliances with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to protect the world that has changed so much since “the Blip” caused by Thanos.
For all the hype about Spiderman; Far From Home, the film was less entertaining that I expected. When the trailer featured Spiderman joining forces with Mysterio aka The Master of Illusions, my interest was piqued because I have always known that Mysterio and Spiderman are always at loggerheads so it got me wondering if the events of Spiderman were of another dimension pointing to a multiverse. However, when I got to see the film and the reason for the alliance was explained, I was less than impressed. If for anything, I saw it from a million miles away and the twist was dead on arrival.
Furthermore, the plot of the film was very underwhelming with the motivation of the villain being one that we have seen in previous Iron Man films and even then, I thought it was lame. Talking about Ironman, most of the film was anchored on the “goodwill” and I consider this a slight on Tom Hollands capability to hold down a film on his own. I guess the idea was to continue to milk the success of Avengers: Endgame but honestly, we have moved on from Thanos’s saga and we are ready for new stuff. This reliance on Ironman impacted on almost every character in Spiderman: Far From Home to the extent that the deeply intriguing Nick Fury was reduced to an ordinary level and I am not sure what Happy (Jon Favreu) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) had to do with this film because they of little or no importance to the whole film.
However, there were a few good parts of the film. The puppy love between Tom Holland and Zendaya was so cute and Jake Gyllenhaal was very eccentric as Mysterio. The other good parts of the film was the mid and end credits scene that will get you screaming.
As you can see from my review, Spiderman; Far From Home lacked a lot of wow moments that we have come to expect from Marvel films and this was rather disappointing considering the high standards they have set in the super hero genre. I will mildly recommend Spiderman: Far From Home because it isn’t memorable and wasn’t as entertaining as I expected it to be. I expect that my opinion won’t be popular but hey, it is what it is. Have you seen it yet? What do you think? Do sound off in the comment section below or reach me on Twitter and Facebook.
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