Happy Wednesday MMT Fam! Let me just start off saying if you’re a comic fan, or a fan of clean enough (mild suggestive humor) fun, you will really enjoy SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – the latest joint offering from Sony and Marvel Studios and a great follow up to the bittersweet “Avengers: Endgame.”
Picking up as people are still adjusting to “The Blip,” as the disappearances/returns are now referred, this sequel to 2017’s “Homecoming” nails many of the same high notes as its predecessor – appeasing to both young and old masses with nostalgia and modern references, great comic relief, and Tom Holland’s spot on portrayal of a Spidey that’s both humble and fumbling through adolescent life.
And although I thought the take down of the villain may have been a bit on the easy side, there are two post-credit scenes, especially the first, that made me a believer in how it all goes down (so make sure you stay until the credits end 😉 ).
My favorite parts of the movie hands down are those scenes that reference the late Tony Stark, whose character is just as prevalent in Peter’s life as when he was alive. Never bogging down the film, the Iron Man references gave MCU fans just enough to satisfy the loss and to appreciate his contributions to Parker’s evolution as a superhero.
Action-packed, hilarious and fun, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is a great pre-teen and up family pick for the holiday and an entertaining one for any movie outing. I rate it 3.5 out of 5 on the MMTrometer.
Until next thought, Thomasena
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by: Jon Watts
Written by: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers
Based on the MARVEL Comic Book by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action/violence, mild language and brief suggestive comments
Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal
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