Spider-Man: Far From home (2019)
Title: Spider-Man: Far From home
Genre: Action | Adventure |Sci-Fi |
Runtime: 129 min
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
ENTERTAINING BUT FAR FROM BEST – A SAFE CARD
We all want to see the perfect Spider-Man on the cinema screen, right? It would be three versions of Peter Parker if there was an unsettling about this issue. This moderation. This alternation of the web-shooter is utterly different from the five-six movie versions with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Maguire is gold when it comes to the incarnation of this character, as it’s everything that the character represents. Garfield incarnation didn’t have the same feeling our comedic tone to embrace the legacy and nature of this character. Then there was Tom Holland, incorporated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has a stable performance for all the four movies before this one. He has become a signified part of MCU and is an important source for Marvel to cash in money on a high level. The thing about this movie is that is rather predictable and entertaining than sophisticated and heart-warming narrative. As Parker and Ned with their nerdy science-class, travel to the heart of Europe, there is a very chopped up-style. It’s small bits in every tone as there is no real magic and a dynamic approach. There’s nothing really at stake. There’s not really a threat, to begin with for Parker, even after the two post-credits scenes. It has a deep hollowed feeling. An empty one and it spiral to be flat one as it depends immensely on special effects. It doesn’t have the nerve-gripping and emotional adventure feeling that make you gasp for air. Except, when the villain Quentin Beck aka Mysterio uses illusions to distract and confuse Parker to his own advantage. But these scenes are barely noticeable yet memorable.
The adventures around Europe is set to be failed but the deep and the characterization where the actors live in the present and you, the audience, are there beside them. After the events of Avengers: Endgame has been intervened to be an important part of this movie. A legacy where Peter Parker, Spider-Man, tries to live up the dead role model Tony Stark.
It has a major impact on how the universe proceeds after the events in Endgame, on how it showcases the aftermath of the destruction and irretrievable events from the past; when Thanos snapped his fingers and half the earth vanished. The main characters struggle to adapt to the aftermath. Especially Parker, as vision and flashback all indicate his relationship for him. Marisa Tomei as May has a bigger role in this than the previous one, Jon Favreau and Samuel L. Jackson has each their side-character where they observe and add some nuance to the story. Cobie Smulders returns as Maria Hill, the fierce accompaniment to Nick Fury. A great addition to the cast.
Jake Gyllenhaal has had experience with this type of complex personality before, as he has starred in roles with intense characterization, based on what he accomplished in Prisoners (2013) and Nightcrawler(2014). He has okay chemistry and interaction with his co-worker as Mysterio. He doesn’t show that anger and intense as a villain. He just tries to make people understand and he does that with boring performance. He’s good but something about his movement and motivation for his action doesn’t really justify his character. Something is missing. He’s not dangerous or intimidating, he’s desperate for justice as it appears. Ergo, he’s not the best villain that takes place in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. There’s a lot of better character that feels like a threat and he’s just a boring, mediocre villain and makes Malekith the Accursed, feel like a God. If they remove the illusions from the projectors that illustrate these monsters and the depiction of him as a hero.
The illusions, to create him a world-class hero, make his true powers feel eliminated. He could make a more mental approach and break Parker on a mental level. He would be far more superior, and he would have a bigger purpose to fulfill in this story. But that didn’t happen. He failed to become the hero he wanted to be and the result is in anguish. This is the final chapter for the third phase of the enriched franchise that has become MCU, it has its flaws and conjures to get a balance of the present storyline with the future and the past. As a door close, another open. With the post-credit scenes, it would suggest a different tone of the heroes to come.
A new era. A different world.