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11 Jul 2019

Breezy Spidey: 'Far From Home' Is a Goofy, Fun Return to the Marvel Universe After 'Endgame'

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Tom Holland cements his status as the best-ever Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the goofiest—but still quite fun—Spider-Man movie yet.

Jon Watts once again directs as Peter Parker tries to vacation with his friends in Europe after the events of Endgame. When a strange breed of elemental monsters start striking the planet, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) interrupts Peter’s sojourn and gets him back into the swing of things. Jake Gyllenhaal enters the shenanigans as Mysterio, a crime fighter from another dimension who slides right into the Tony Stark mentor role.

Holland is good fun as Spidey, giving the character a nice, youthful effervescence to go with Holland’s great comic timing. Zendaya rules as MJ; Jon Favreau gets a lot more screen time (a good thing) as Happy; but alas, the film doesn’t have nearly enough Marisa Tomei.

Far From Home is a bit lightheaded at times, but it’s the sort of breezy affair that the Marvel Universe needed to get things revved up again. Hopefully, this is just the beginning for Holland, and he has a bunch of these in his future—because he’s perfect in the role.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing at theaters across the valley, in a variety of formats.

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