Spider-Man: Far From Home: Exclusive Movie Review By A Teen
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is back! And the long-awaited release from the Marvel and Spiderman collaboration for fandom is finally here. But does the Spidey web capture? Find out!
By Vanshika Devuni Kalanidhi
Rating: 3.5 stars
Spider-Man: Far From Home Movie Review
Spider-Man needs a break. He goes to Europe for a school trip and tries to have a normal life and do teenage things. But superheroes can’t have normal lives, can they? A new set of villains called the Elementals are hell-bent on destroying the world. Spider-Man is joined by a new superhero, Mysterio, to fight the said villains. But is it all that it seems? Does Spidey save the day once again or does he meet a worse fate?
I’ve seen better Marvel movies, but Spider-Man: Far From Home wasn’t half bad. Tom Holland’s dorky charm while playing Spider-Man, his comic-relief-best-friend Ned, and his massive crush on MJ all come together to make this movie into a fun watch.
My favourite aspect of this Spider-Man movie (or any Spider-Man movie) is how funny it is. There’s humour in every scene, and even the serious moments slip into jokes on multiple occasions. I found the jokes very relatable since I am a teenager. I have crushes, I have people I hate, and I definitely know a couple like Ned and Betty.
Speaking of teenage shenanigans, this movie has a not-bad representation of teenage love. A lot of movies over-do it, some just don’t get it right, but this was good. That being said, I didn’t care too much for this section of the plot. I wasn’t swooning over their romance (at all) and I remained largely indifferent about it.
How can one not fall for MJ?
Can we talk about MJ, though? Zendaya as MJ stole the show. She’s funny, cute, and had the entire theatre laughing or crying with her. Who wouldn’t have a crush on her?
Like any other Marvel movie, the graphics were AWESOME. There’s a lot going on with the villains in the first half, and the CGI does not disappoint. I like the scene in Venice where you can see the Water Elemental wreaking havoc. It seems so realistic and well-animated (it’s supposed to be, but still). I also like the detail of colouring and lighting. The green of Mysterio is a stark contrast from the orange in the carnival scene. There are many similar scenes in the movie, but it’s hard to list them all.
Blast from the past
I like the reminiscing the movie did of Endgame in the first half. It gave us more insight about how the world is dealing with its losses, and what Peter is like with anaemia (AKA without iron!) (please laugh at that, I took a good few minutes to come up with it). It was a creative way to let the audience know what goes on in the previous movie without using the same boring narration. It did not do a good job of explaining previous films, though. This led to my dad asking me several questions throughout the movie.
The music was not disappointing either. As usual, Marvel themes convey a lot of emotions and give you chills. I also like the scene where they play Led Zeppelin in the second half. I felt like it fit with the vibe they were going for.
I didn’t like that they waited for the big revelations until a good hour of the movie. It felt like the old ‘it was all a dream’ cliché and I wasn’t a fan. Plus, it’s not hard to guess what was going to happen. I also didn’t like the villain’s method of wreaking havoc either. After a while, it becomes too repetitive and predictable.
This movie also comes off as a moneymaker rather than a way to move the Avengers forward after the blip/snap. Marvel could have put more effort into the plot and make it actually go somewhere!
Another problem I have with it, is the too-much-editing gene that seems to plague all Marvel movies. Each scene is split into a million cuts and shots, and it’s hard to follow sometimes. There’s a whole lot of what-is-happening in the second half.
All in all, this isn’t one of the best movies I’ve watched, but it isn’t bad. You’ll love Tom Holland’s geeky awkward Peter Parker, the animation and CGI, and the teachers trying to be funny.
Takeaways from Spider-Man: Far From Home
1. Don’t apologise for being the smartest one in the room.
2. Appearances can be deceiving.
3. It’s not hard to fool people who are already fooling themselves.
4. People need to believe and nowadays, they’ll believe anything.
5. Move forward in life instead of constantly looking back.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Movie Trailer
The Cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home
Peter Parker/Spider-Man: Tom Holland
Michelle "MJ": Zendaya
Nick Fury: Samuel L. Jackson
Ned Leeds: Jacob Batalon
Mysterio: Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Jon Watts
Producer: Kevin Feige
Also Read: Toy Story 4: Exclusive review by A teen
The author is a writer/blogger who blogs at www.vanshikadevuni.blogspot.com
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