After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).
Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.Written by
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One of Tom Holland's favorite action scenes takes place in Venice when the Water Elemental attacks. Peter runs across a series of poles where some boats are docked. Holland regrets not following the stunt coordinator's advice to wear shin guards. See more »
The Dutch village of 'Broek op Langedijk' is actually the courtyard of a Prague restaurant, which explains the village's typical Central European style of architecture. The actual village of Broek op Langedijk is located just north of Amsterdam and is known for the many agricultural canals that intersect the village. See more »
Nick, this was a tragedy, but it's not why we're here. What are we fighting the weather now?
Locals say the cyclone had a face.
People see things when they're under stress.
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When the Marvel logo appears, the song "I Will Always Love You" is playing. See more »
The Indian release has all the cuss words muted and liquor labels blurred. See more »
More of the same great Spider-man action, but in Europe.
After the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), there were still plenty of questions that remained. While still part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Spider-man: Far from Home (2019) attempts to grapple with the outcome of such a pivotal film in the superhero franchise. As was the case with its predecessor, Spider-man: Homecoming (2017), Far from Home shows the audience the impacts of the other films in the MCU in a way that's personable and relatable. After all, it's easier to connect with a "friendly neighborhood Spider-man" than with a multi-billion dollar playboy.
I did appreciate the emotional depth of this movie, especially considering how Tom Holland handles the role of Peter Parker. From grieving over the losses of Endgame while also trying to move forward with his life, Peter has plenty of growth opportunities throughout this film. That being said, Far from Home seems to hit almost all the same beats that Homecoming did, only in Europe instead of Washington D.C. Though I did feel the villain of this film was something that could only be possible via today's technological advancements, his origin story felt derivative of both Homecoming and Iron Man 3 (2013).
Still, the visual effects (for obvious reasons) were incredible in this movie. The little Easter eggs that hint at the future phase of the MCU give me hope that there are still stories to tell in this superhero franchise. Even if Far from Home seemed repetitive, I am still glad there are new villains to explore in the Spider-man universe (considering how many have been covered in previous instantiations of the franchise). And with Spider-man as a somewhat newer member of the Avengers, I look forward to his involvement in the future, large-scale battles to come.
More of the same great Spider-man action, but in Europe, I give Spider-man: Far from Home 4.0 stars out of 5.
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