SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (2019) Review
Directed by Jon Watts
There isn’t any way to say this, Spider-Man: Far From Home exceeded my expectations. This is because I didn’t like Spider-Man: Homecoming as much as I could, it was okay but feels like it just passed by. But this follow-up to the story of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is much, much deserving of our time and money. It’s more fun, more action-packed and has more depth in terms of character development.
There’s more to Peter Parker than the shadows of Tony Stark. There’s more to his adventures than going far away from home. Spider-Man: Far From Home is a more developed story, more realized, has more depth and definitely has more romance than its predecessor.
I guess I enjoyed the film so much because I wasn’t expecting anything. Having ‘Homecoming’ as one of those forgettable MCU films, I was hoping it would be at least fun. Thank God, I had more than just fun.
While the film heavily relies its backstory on Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker in Far From Home felt like it has its own personality, its own story, unlike how I felt in Homecoming. That’s why I loved the film. We get to know Peter Parker in more appropriate-to-his-age themes.
It’s a coming-of-age film that deals with loss, love and getting back in shape physically, mentally and emotionally. The decisions and the consequences of it should be applauded. I’m really happy we get to see superhero movies that continues to tell narratives that are for the young but are still universal.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is definitely one of those superhero films that you can enjoy but at the same time, feel something more than just amusement. Young love isn’t portrayed like this much often, and I’m really excited for what’s to come.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Columbia Pictures. Also available in 4D and IMAX 3D. Rated PG by the MTRCB.