When Spider-Man Homecoming came out in 2017 I was beyond excited and had already seen/heard Tom Holland in other roles including the harrowing How I Live Now as well as his first appearance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, so I knew he wasn’t going to disappoint me in his new role. Although I didn’t see it in the cinema, I loved watching it for the first time at home and was excited for the next one.
Last week, I finally got the chance to see the long awaited second movie, Spider-Man Far From Home, which I went to see with one of my best friends.
To give a brief non-spoiler summary; the movie follows Peter as he goes on a school trip to Europe, which is unfortunately disrupted when Nick Fury calls on him to help him and a new superhero who becomes known as “Mysterio” destroys some new otherworldly monsters known as the “Elementals”, who are wreaking havoc across the planet.
What I loved first about the movie, is the fact that we see Peter and his classmates travel away from New York to different parts of Europe, though some locations are unplanned as it was a refreshing change for me as the Spider-Man movies have generally stayed in one place. I also enjoyed seeing Peter’s character development; he really grew as himself as the film progressed, and through this I felt like he grew as Spider-Man as well. His rivalry with Brad was quite entertaining, and his friendship with Ned was as great as ever, his growing feelings for MJ surfacing but not overshadowing the main plot of the movie.
The special effects of the movie were amazing and incredibly detailed. The Elementals were especially cool and were done so well I thought they might actually be real and turn up somewhere and wreak havoc in the real world as well as within the confines of the movie. I thought that Mysterio’s …I don’t know how to explain it, but the green sort of blasting-beams that are his powers, were also done really well as the mix of green was vibrant against everything around it.
To round out my review of this awesome movie, I’m going to say that there was honestly nothing I would change about it, because it was executed so well and the actors – especially Tom Holland, did such a great job in it. I loved it, I loved it a lot.