Spider-Man Far From Home

Fresh from the ordeals of Thanos in Avengers Endgame, Peter Parker and his classmates plan a summer vacation in Europe.  Trouble follows and far bigger than Spider-Man could have anticipated. A new adventure from Marvel and Sony starring the returning cast of Spider-Man Homecoming with Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, Tony Revolori and Jake Gyllenhall as Mytserio plus the Avengers teammates Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan).



f you are not a serious fan of DC Comics’ The Flash then you are probably unfamiliar with the lore of Mirror Master, archenemy of the Scarlet Speedster and this outing ought to be a gondola load of fun to the comic-book novice moviegoer.  Our competitors at Collider, Screen Rant, Variety and Rolling Stone are lauding Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance, not because he is superbly competent, but rather as if they owe him a favor, as if the casting choices made in 2000 when Toby Maguire was selected as Spider-Man Prime when Gyllenhaal was tagged to the project to play Peter Parker, as if THAT was their misstep and now they owe him accolades regardless of his performance – or the script for that matter.

As Mysterio, Gyllenhaal plays the new ally of Spider-Man with the kind of depth of character and seasoned maturity that makes other superhero comic book movies with campy leads wince and squirm in their Hollywood actors chairs.  He’s an excellent choice, so good he almost eclipses his supporting castmates – not in obvious screen time but in acting skills - like Samuel Jackson, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon.

In Far From Home, our troopers from Queens High are looking to take a breather from the world tearing events brought on by Thanos in the Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.

As this is the abridged version of our review, we wont unveil too many details and spoilers, we’ll leave the more extensive review part for the Members version, and you have a choice of reading our short version now, seeing the movie and then coming back and delving in what makes the movie tick and some of the missteps the scriptwriters, director and producers inadvertently made or expressly embedded in the movie for the sake of year-long buzz and brand freshness tabloid headlines.

The other option is login right now and read our review and then go see the movie.  Your choice either way!


om Holland as Spider-Man does the impetuous excitable teenage version of Spider-Man and in this installement, he seems to make the character of Peter Parker grow a little more mature, but it’s not as much from expression or acting so much as it is dialogue and scene-driven with his leading lady Zendaya. 

Tom Holland’s biggest charmer tool in making Peter Parker youthfully innocent (or as Rhodie once tagged Peter Quill in Endgame, “an idiot”) is his ebullient whiny squeaky voice. 

There are three versions of Spider-Man on film, the Tom Holland Laser Brains version, the Andrew Garfield Hippy Hipster Puppy Love variety and the Tobey Maguire Lanky Melancholy Deep Thinker interpretation.