‘Spiderman: Far From Home’ action packed, comical

Julianna Poe, Sports Editor

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Among the many Marvel movie releases this past year, “Spiderman: Far From Home” hit theaters July 2 after much anticipation.

Following the “Avengers: Endgame” chapter, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) packs his bags — ignoring Nick Fury’s calls — to embark on a heroic-free, two-week-long, summer field trip to Europe with his best friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), his crush MJ (Zendaya Coleman) and his peers. Meanwhile, a new hero, given the name Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrives, claiming to be from a different reality. With Elementals — Hydron, lord of the waters; Magnum, master of the earth; Hellfire, wielder of flame; and Zephyr, mistress of the winds — on the loose, trust hanging in the air and the world wondering who will be the next Ironman, Parker must decide whether Spiderman is just your local friendly neighborhood superhero or an Avenger.

This new installment of the Spiderman franchise introduces new, intriguing characters and a twisting, turning plot. About halfway into the humor-filled movie, the tables are flipped, leaving you at the edge of your seat. The transition from “Avengers: Endgame” was well-written; however, I would’ve liked to see more of the damage that was leftover after the blip, or the five years of time that Thanos had snapped half of every living species away.
Love must have been in the air, seeing as romance was a recurring event between many of the characters, with more than one surprising relationship. For the duration of the movie, Parker attempts to tell MJ how he feels with his master plan. The comedy of this struggle provides comical relief.
Costumes and graphics were a large part of both the plot and visuals of “Spiderman: Far From Home” and were carefully illustrated. In contrast, the effects were significantly better than those in “Shazam!.” 

“Spiderman: Far From Home” is action-packed, mind blowing, comical and so much more. If you’re into unexpected twists and comedy, this movie is for you. Be certain to watch through the end credits for can’t-miss end scenes.

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