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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' review: Marvel serves the perfect story in post 'Avengers' era

Poster of Spider Man: Far From Home. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 04, 2019, 01.21 PM (IST) Written By: Shomini Sen

Director Jon Watts' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' was just the sort of film that Marvel fans needed post 'Avengers:Endgame'. It provides a perfect epilogue to the Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Avengers, addresses some pertinent questions and gives the audience a heads up on what's in store in phase 3 of Marvel-all in two hours of its runtime.

The film begins just after the 'Avengers Endgame' ends. Those who had disappeared due to Thanos snap in 'Infinity War' are back-but about 5 years younger than the rest of their classmates. Peter Parker(Tom Holland) has a lot on his plate. He is yet to get over his mentor Tony Stark's death, he has Nick Fury's call to answer( which he has been avoiding for a while) and also he needs to muster up the courage to express his feelings to MJ (Zendaya)- his longtime crush.

As Peter's class decides to go to Europe for a science trip, he decides to ask out MJ in Paris. His aunt May though advises him to take his suit even though he protests he is on a vacation. On the first day of the trip, in Venice, a water monster appears who it seems wants to destroy the old historic buildings of the city. As Peter suits up, another new Superhero by the name of Mysterio(Jake Gyllenhaal) appears and saves the day.

Mysterio and Spider-Man become friends soon enough and a few more battles with element monsters later Peter is almost convinced that the worst is over. Only it isn't.

Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the film lightens up the sombre mood in the first half itself with some great high-school humour and action sequences. After watching superheroes fighting it out in the intergalactic universe in both 'Infinity War' and 'Endgame', the action in 'Far From Home' shifts to some popular and historic cities in Europe--which is refreshing to watch.

At the onset, the plot appears too simple and you can almost sense that something is amiss. Closer to the interval, there is a superb sequence involving illusions and alternate realities that is bound to blow your mind. That sequence sort of gets things started as Peter not only owns up to his past mistakes but also comes of age and owns up his responsibilities far from his comfort zone.

The presence of Tony Stark looms large on the narrative - which is understandable in the post-Avengers era.

Tom Holland's act as Spider-Man is far more confident in 'Far From Home' than it was in 'Homecoming'. Holland delivers and impresses as the young superhero who finally steps up on his own during a time of crisis. Sure, he fumbles in the beginning but eventually its a treat to watch Spider-Man weave his web to save the world.

The other star-Jake Gyllenhaal- plays a relatable Mysterio with such ease. It's always a treat to watch Gyllenhaal and he doesn't disappoint. There is also Samuel L Jackson and Coby Smulders playing faithful members of S.H.I.E.L.D and making the audience feel nostalgic about the era that has gone by. 

The CGI is praiseworthy with certain sequences going meta almost. The sequences that involve augmented reality stand out and even though you know where the story is headed you still enjoy the maze through which the director makes you travel along with the neighbourhood superhero.

'Spider-Man Far From Home' wins in a post-Avengers era. It is entertaining and gives us a lot to look forward to in the upcoming films of MCU.

Story highlights

The film provides a perfect epilogue to the Marvel Cinematic Universe post-Avengers, addresses some pertinent questions and gives the audience a heads up on what's in store in phase 3 of Marvel-all in two hours of its runtime.