Early Reactions to Spider-Man: Far From Home Praise Post Endgame Adventure
As the concussive power of Avengers: Endgame finally starts to lift, Marvel is just about to release Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, the final film in Phase 3. In the past, every Avengers film has been the shot and the follow-up film was the chaser. We went from the first Avengers to lighter Iron Man 3. Avengers: Age of Ultron was followed by the first, zippy Ant-Man. Avengers: Infinity War was followed by the slightly heavier Ant-Man and the Wasp. We’ve always looked at whatever film came after the marquee (and always colossal) Avengers ensemble movie as lighter fare. Spider-Man: Far From Home might change that calculus a bit.
Now that the film has been screened we’ve got a round-up of some of early reactions. Homecoming exists in a post-Endgame world. This means (spoiler alert) that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is dealing with the aftermath of his mentor and friend Tony Stark’s death. The story finds Peter and his friends heading to Europe for a summer vacation. Yet danger always lurks around the corner, and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is never far behind. Fury recruits Spider-Man to help fight a new threat, the Elementals. He also introduces him to a new “friend,” Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), who will be helping him in the fight. Considering Mysterio is a classic Spider-Man villain in the comics, this relationship will be one to watch.
So there’s your brief synopsis, let’s see what folks are saying. Spoiler alert—they like it, a lot. And everyone seems to love Gyllenhaal as Mysterio:
#SpiderManFarFromHome is the coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Could maybe have gone a bit harder on P’s emotional arc, but bursting with warmth and humor and awkward teen romance. 💕 Also: Jake G = perfect casting.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 19, 2019
A reaction tweet: #SpiderManFarFromHome is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. (It also made me have incredibly visceral memories of class trips of yore.) I didn’t leave the theater sad! I am not worried about superheroes’ emotional states! Zendaya!!
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home made me smile from start to finish. Its got huge reveals and exciting set pieces but the way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar. Mysterio also rules. I can’t wait to see it again. pic.twitter.com/FvP3B53MOX
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me. pic.twitter.com/G2a4p6YhAr
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome! What a fun, solid sequel. Tom Holland so incredibly charming, will watch him in any/all things. Jake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Also still loving Zendaya’s MJ.
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) June 19, 2019
absolutely loved #SpiderManFarFromHome. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. #JakeGyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/4ZYaS0L8mf
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2, 2019.
Featured image: Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME. Courtesy of Sony Pictures