Spider-Man: Far From Home - 2 July 2019 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️½
Far From Home is officially the last film to close out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame looms large. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still grieving over the loss of his mentor Iron Man and coming to terms with his responsibilities as Spider-Man, so he decides to take a break and join his classmates for a school trip to Europe-and at the same time plans to reveal his true feelings to MJ (Zendaya) in hopes she feels the same way. It is not long before he is contacted by Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) to save the earth once again - this time from "The Elementals" with the help of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) a superhero from another dimension.
The film really does feel more like a sequel and epilogue to Endgame rather than a Spiderman sequel even though many of the other key players are missing. We still have familiar faces here like Fury, Maria Hill and a supporting role from Happy (Jon Favreau) who shares great banter with Peter Parker and a hilarious flirtation with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei).
The romance with MJ feels somewhat forced but is still cute and the comedy and laughs involving the school kids is effective and endearing. The actions sequences are also fun although the CGI felt overused to me at times.
Tom Holland is still the best part of these films-exactly as it should be-and is perfect as both the nerdy high school kid Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man. This is a fun summer blockbuster that all members of the family should enjoy. Stick around for a fun mid credits scene as well as a final after credits sequence with a major twist.