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Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Author: Owen Wall, Posted: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 13:00

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`Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is the follow up to the highest grossing film of all time and is therefore tasked with not only standing up to its predecessor, but with setting off the new wave of stories to come from the much-acclaimed Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Does it live up to the hype?

Yes, it does.

Similarly to the film he stars in, 16 year old Peter Parker (Tom Holland) must also live up to his predecessor, as following the aftermath of the tragic events of Avengers Endgame, the world has been left without much protection, leading to Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and the rest of the world looking to Spider-Man to step up.

The film follows Peter Parker as he struggles to live up to the world’s expectations, whilst all he really wants to do is have a good time with his friends and express his feelings to his crush, MJ (Zendaya).

Not only is it a great superhero film, full of action and epic fight scenes, but it’s also a great coming of age comedy.

It offers lots of entertainment as we follow Peter and his class consisting of best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), love interest MJ, his goofy teacher and some new faces, as they travel across Europe, sometimes getting caught in the crossfire along the way as Peter juggles his two identities, torn between what is right for the world and what is right for him.

The film also throws yet another hero into the already huge roster of superheroes that make up the Marvel Universe, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

After his family was murdered and his home world destroyed, Mysterio travels to Peter’s reality in order to help fight off the threat responsible for his tragic history – “The Elementals”.

These new villains are deadly creatures made up of the main elements (fire, water, earth and air), and are popping up around the world, wreaking havoc and causing destruction wherever they appear.

After meeting Mysterio, Nick Fury wants Spider-Man to team up with the new Avenger to take down this new threat.

It is made quickly clear to Peter that he doesn’t have much choice in the matter, as Fury “hijacks” Peter’s school trip in order to manipulate him into facing the Elementals, leading to a clashing of Peter’s life as a student and his life as a superhero.

Mysterio is one of the greatest characters to star in the Marvel films, being a complicated person, with awesome powers and having some great team up moments with Spider-Man. I hope to see him appear again in future additions of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and to see his character expanded upon even further.

The Spider-Man sequel is full of impressive CGI moments, the fight scenes being some of the best in the Marvel films. The film also delivers multiple twists and shocking moments that will leave audiences gobsmacked and hungry for more.

Overall, `Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is an incredibly fun film, with a good balance of comedic teenage drama and serious high stakes action.

It has not only lived up to `Avengers: Endgame’, but has also set up a bright future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and deserves a place as one of the best of the 23 films.

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