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Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Directed by Jon Watts

Action | Science Fiction | Thriller

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Overview

Peter Parker and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.

Rated PG-13 | Length 129 minutes

Actors

Jake Gyllenhaal | Samuel L. Jackson | Marisa Tomei | Hélène Cardona | Peter Billingsley | Jon Favreau | J.K. Simmons | Alessandro Giuggioli | Bruno Bilotta | Joseph Long | Numan Acar | Martin Starr | Nicholas Gleaves | J.B. Smoove | Claire Rushbrook | Cobie Smulders | Ben Mendelsohn | Michael Hennessy | Blair Barnette | Daphne Cheung | Hemky Madera | Anthony Molinari | Zendaya | Massi Furlan | Luigi Petrazzuolo | Lukáš Bech | Tom Holland | Sergio Pierattini | Jeroen van Koningsbrugge | Peter Dawson | Angourie Rice | Giada Benedetti | Tony Revolori | Remy Hii | Meagan Holder | Peter Bankolé | Yasmin Mwanza | Pat Kiernan | Gavin Lee Lewis | Anjana Vasan | Maria Alexandrova | Jorge Lendeborg Jr. | Sitara Attaie | Peter Arpesella | Joe David Walters | Jacob Batalon | Hannah Kurczeski | Faith Logan | Toni Garrn | Tyrone Love | Mike Ray | Jo Wheatley | Andrew Dunkelberger | Tina Simmons | Dawn Michelle King | Thomas Goodridge | Jake Hanson | Dante Brattelli | Clare Dunne | Joakim Skarli | Shari Abdul | Jan-Paul Buijs | Kevin Daigneault | Jessica VanOss | Aleksandrs Petukhovs | Hiten Patel | Jaylen Davis | Annie Pisapia | Sean Coleman | Rich Lawton | Michael Iacono | Keon Kendrick | Al Clark | Davina Sitaram | Brian Law | Graham Burton | Daniel Ryves | Jivan Xander Ramesh | Darren Lee Campbell | Samantha Mishinski | Ruth Horrocks | Sonia Goswami | Emily Ng | Géraldine Lamarre | Michael de Roos | Daniel Rennis | Rocco Wu | Tony Mardon | Adrian Mozzi | Kath Leroy | Amanda Musso | Paul Slim | Charlie Rhea Esquér | Susanne Schraps | Camille Kinloch | Sharon Blynn | Cailan Robinson | Antonín Masek | Joshua Sinclair-Evans | Zach Barack | Zoha Rahman | Tyler Luke Cunningham | Sebastian Viveros | Dale Wilder | Lesdy Vanessa | Oskar Ulvestad | Emily Tebbutt | Lucas Antoine Starrets | Ilya Tank Shilov | Karen-J Sear | Alessandro Sciarra | Monae Samone | Ray Rosario | Emmanuel Rodriguez | Sofia Renee | Martin Polak | Clay Pel-is | Karen Parks | Daniel Olson | Brendan Murphy | Julia Mollin | Bradley Wj Miller | Aristou Meehan | Jimena Larraguivel | Daham Kandanarrachchi | Timothy Christian Jansen | Theo Ip | Roman Ibragimov | Chris Hyacinthe | Patrick Holly | Nicholle Hembra | Cynthia Garbutt | Vincent Frattini | Ferroz Fernandez | Ria Fend | Kristianne-Kaith Domingo | Leonys Delossantos | Tiziana Coste | Victoria Coburn | Shafali Rani Chung | Sam Chuck | Komal Charania | Jake Cerny | Dian Cathal | Eric Patrick Cameron | Gianni Calchetti | Sokol Cahani | Ken Byrd | Paolo Braghetto | Luigi Boccanfuso | Avondre E.D. Beverley | Pierre Bergman | Anna Benamati | Tuwaine Barrett | Vincent Angel | Kristen Alminta | Giuseppe Andriolo | Petr Opava | Tatiana Lunardon | Evelyn Mok

Viewing Notes

IMAX & a/c - yeah I love this movie. Not entirely perfect but a very good punctuation on the MCU as we know it. Tony Stark is such a presence in the movie w/o actually being in the movie (bet RDJr loves that). I’m okay with it since Peter, Happy and the rest are still dealing with his death. It was a big deal so how do you move on… especially when everywhere you look is another reminder (all the tributes, the glasses, etc.).

It is rather interesting to rewatch the film after viewing that end credit stinger. Mainly to watch how both Nick Fury and Maria Hill act, which on the first viewing I thought something was off about them and their behavior. But it made a lot more sense as to why they were so cold. I did like the mid-credit stinger and the return of JK Simmons and framing Spider-Man as a villain.

Still love Mysterio a lot. The Berlin sequence really hit a nostalgia button going back to the sixties animated series when Spidey fought Mysterio on the regular. That was captured so well in the movie.

The awkwardness between MJ and Peter was charming. Felt genuine and relatable. Really good stuff. Zendaya is so great as that character.

What I didn’t care for: the teachers (Smoove and Starr) and the humor that didn’t work anytime they were involved. I didn’t really care much for anything with the students even the puppy love w/Ned and Betty. A lot of that took me back to HOMECOMING and I didn’t care for it then either. 

I’m glad this was the last movie in the current MCU. TBH I wouldn’t mind them taking a full year off as in no Marvel movies in 2020. Give us a rest and make us eager to want to see the next phase. As much as I want to see this MJ and Peter again in many more films I can wait. Actually I’d love to see the next phase in Peter’s life as a college student / photographer for the Daily Bugle. It would be cool if they started production but held off on releasing until at least 2021. Mainly to still film these young actors when they look young. I imagine Tom Holland won’t be looking like a teen much longer. He and Zendaya are 23yo now!

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