Hi, everyone! It’s been a while! I don’t know about you guys, but it seems as though this summer has just flown by. It’s been over a month since my last post, and I’m excited to finally have some time to make a post. So, I saw Spider-Man: Far From Home over 4th of July weekend and MAN is it a rollercoaster! Let’s get into it.
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ENDGAME, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS! Spoilers abound!
First of all, we have to talk about this cast. I constantly forget that Tom Holland is actually my age because he’s so wonderful at playing a teenager. He’s such a pure, sweet Peter Parker who also happens to be a genius. Also, he’s easy on the eyes, according to my high school friends. Not me, of course…
Zendaya is also a wonderful MJ. She’s so different from the traditional personality type that we’ve seen in previous iterations and I love it. She’s a “weirdo” and fully embraces it. Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury is always a joy to watch. He’s a badass onscreen and off. The biggest surprise in this film for me though was Jake Gyllenhaal. He doesn’t really strike me as a big franchise actor, so I was curious to see how he would blend in with the enormity of the MCU. He ended up being a funny, sinister villain who was an excellent match for Spider-Man.
Secondly, the graphics in this movie were amazing. I loved how technology became the major player here. It really made Mysterio a 21st century villain, and the fact that Spider-Man is equipped to handle that is even cooler. Using drones to create fake monsters from Earth’s core? Baller. I know that’s not a technical term, but that’s what comes to mind.
Lastly, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the emotional journey Peter goes on in this movie. He’s dealing with Tony’s loss and returning from the Blip. He wants nothing more than to go on a summer vacation with his friends and have a normal life. He wants to tell the girl that he likes how he feels about her and give her a kiss. But, for better or worse, he is Spider-Man. Peter really comes into himself in this movie and finds a happy (or at least manageable) medium between the two.
Also, his aunt’s relationship with happy is adorable and hilarious. Not related to anything else, just wanted to throw that out there.
Between you, me, and the ghostlight, this was a pretty perfect summer movie. Until next time! Promise it won’t be a month until my next one!