Spider-Man Far From Home-An Honest Review
By Zackary Richards
The first question any review reader wants to know is, should they see it?
The answer is yes. It’s clever, funny at times and has a number of plot twists that will keep you interested.
But there are a number of flaws.
The first hour is basically a travelogue. Peter and his classmates bounce around Europe and it's there we meet Mysterio. Nick Fury tells Peter that Mysterio is from an alternate Earth and has fought the Elementals before and Spiderman is needed to help him
In the second hour another villain appears. And here’s where things get a little wonky.
For one the writers can’t seem to figure out how strong Spiderman is. In one scene, the bad guy is beating the crap out of Spiderman. And this new baddie doesn’t have super strength. In the next scene, Pete receives a blow that would have staggered, if not permanently crippled the Hulk, yet Pete pretty much walks it off.
Another area the writers can’t seem to figure out is Pete’s Spider-sense. One moment it is keeping him alive against overwhelming forces, yet in several other dangerous scenes, it seemed to have stepped out for a smoke.
Then there is the choice of costumes. At the beginning of the film, Pete still has the armored one from Infinity War but fights the Elementals with the cloth one.
And what is with Aunt May?!! Pete’s not even sixteen and she’s fine with him fighting super-powered beings. There is a reason the military doesn’t allow kids to fight in wars. And I raised teenagers and there is no way in hell I’d allow my fifteen-year-old, albeit superpowered, kid, out of the house to fight superpowered monsters.
But I get it, It’s entertainment, not a documentary. And as entertainment, it does a fine job but it’s the two after movie trailers that I have the most trouble with. I’m taking a guess here, but I believe this is the last Spiderman movie SONY will allow Marvel/Disney to make. And so Marvel/ Disney jacked up the Spiderman series cannon so badly during that first trailer that SONY will find it damn near impossible to reinstate the Peter Parker/Spiderman character as a friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
And the second one is incomprehensible! Nick Fury-Aliens-holographs-shape shifters? WTF!!
Still, if you’re a fan of the Marvel movies, go see it. You’ll have fun.