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Spider-Man Far From Home Review ★★★★

Spider-Man Far From Home Review ★★★★

Review of the movie Spider-Man Far From Home

Spider-Man is getting closer and closer to home, ironically.

We have the feeling that what we see on the screen is closer to the essence of the comic books even more, something it seems that many do not want to understand, and I am sorry. For them and for what I want to explain. The film is increasingly faithful to the essence of what Peter Parker is, a young man with a huge burden of guilt over his shoulders who is unable to reconcile his powers with his mundane life, and who despite his intelligence, remains a teenager who is not prepared in many ways to face the world. Spider-Man is romance, adventure, action and humor, a sometimes strange humor that comes from the verbiage of the character in action and his peculiar way of being out of place when there is no action.

That’s what took me out of the film in Homecoming, that mania for ridiculing the hero when he was dressed in a suit and in full fatigues, not understanding what it is then when Spider-Man is not a clumsy young man, but a hero. But a nervous one, because he is young, and he is afraid, so he frees him by talking nonstop during a fight. But he is not clumsy. Here we have the step to the maturity of the hero, who is still 16 years old, but he must decide if he wants to accept that responsibility, that enormous burden, or if he becomes just another teenager (kind of). It is not a simple decision and the film manages it very well because, as in the comics, after a light and humorous moment, comes one more devastating for the character. One moment that breaks him. And that works wonderfully.

Spider-Man Far From Home Review ★★★★

It works wonderfully also what we see in the character when it comes to grow and improve because it grows and improves the film in its action scenes, for example. An action that takes us to Europe, to different parts of the old continent, where a school trip becomes the adventure of their lives, and above all it brings us a new character Mysteryo, which in the comics has often been taken almost as a joke for the hero, but here it takes on a new dimension. And the best thing is that you discover everything about the character yourselves. Telling what the story is, would destroy the trip for the audience, so NO SPOILERS here. Of course, the presence of Jake Gyllenhaal is essential to understand who this character is and why it works so well in the film.

In addition to that we have the regulars, but especially Tom Holland giving his all for his Peter Parker and his Spider-Man. Here the development of the character allows him to grow even more as an actor and that is transmitted in the images of the film, in the same way that the figure of Jon Watts grows as a director, both in the action scenes and in the most intimate ones (See how he develops personal relationships). It has defects, of course it has them. The plot of Peter’s best friend, played by Jacob Batalon, is bland, and adds nothing to the film. Some will say that it is comic relief, but the film already has comedy to spare, and the presence of the friend slows down the plot in an excessive way. It does not contribute anything and leads to really … strange moments. In fact, what he does is emphasize that there are characters that should appear in the movies already. And some young actor is really mediocre. For us, a firm step forward in the saga of the web crawler, with several surprises and twists that nobody saw coming (one of them is truly amazing). Enjoy it

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