Film: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, MarisaTomei, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L Jackson
Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming hit theatres in the United States on 2 July and is set to release in India on 5 July. Here’s a look at some early reviews of the film.
"The best parts of Far From Home aren’t the action sequences, which by now can’t help but feel rote and metronomically explosive, but the teasing banter and goofy peer-group dynamics that are injected with life-or-death stakes thanks to Peter’s still-kinda-secret identity. Viewers who stay for the end credits will see that Peter’s escapades are far from over: Maybe by the next installment, he’ll be ready to swoop, sail and spin into action all on his own, and Tony can finally rest in peace." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
"The biggest reason behind Marvel’s success is not that they are pumping in billions every year to make films – it is that they continue to make films that are potentially ‘more of the same’ but somehow end up surprising you. Spider-Man Far From Home is yet another one in their sprawling Avengers catalogue that delights and entertains, even if the setting and characters are now overly familiar. It is no match for Sam Raimi’s excellent Spiderman 2, but is a solidly enjoyable Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film that works both as an epilogue to Avengers: Endgame and a prologue to what comes next." - Mihir Fadnavis, Firstpost "Though the first half of Spider Man: Far From Home is meh, the second half is a single, scary, brilliantly sustained climax in which what’s real seems just as improbable as what isn’t. There’s a good reason for that — it’s all CGI! But Watts and his designers use that uncertainty to generate real dread: How can we tell what’s real and what isn’t when none of it’s real but some of it can kill characters that we care for? Far From Home disintegrates its own illusions and reassembles them before your eyes, and you share Peter’s existential vertigo. He hasn’t fully mastered his own powers, and there are no maps or instruction booklets in this world — only that maddeningly unreliable Spidey-sense." - David Edelstein, Vulture "Without ever appearing in the flesh, Tony Stark is essentially a strong supporting character in Spider-Man: Far From Home. He has taken on the role of Uncle Ben in the MCU’s retelling of the Spider-Man story; a spectre of morality whose wisdom lingers even after they have passed. “I don’t think Tony would’ve done what he did, if he didn’t know that you were going to be here after he was gone,” a grieving Happy Hogan tells Peter in the most enjoyable scene of the film. Experienced without context, the scene perfectly captures the surprisingly emotional journey the MCU has taken us on in the last decade." - Rohan Naahar, Hindustan Times . Read more on Cinema by The Quint.RSS & BJP’s Nehru-Netaji ‘Cosplay’: Irony Dies a Thousand DeathsWill WhatsApp Be Dysfunctional Between 11:30 pm to 6 am? . Read more on Cinema by The Quint.