Arts & Entertainment

Spider-Man: Far From Home

To close out wave three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) offering comes, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film follows on directly from Avengers: Endgame in the wake of the ‘snap’ and thus contemplates the multitude of problems that has caused society.

In this new age of the MCU Peter Parker (Tom Holland) struggles with his role as a superhero. Parker would prefer to remain simply the ‘friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man’ rather than a full-fledged Avenger which would instead task him with protecting the entire planet. It is this inner torment which drives Spider-Man: Far From Home as Parker struggles with being a regular teenager whilst also being tested by an otherworldly enemy.

Given the enemy which Spider-Man is required to fight off in this film, there is a buffet of CGI set pieces. Some of which are visually stunning and some which leave a little to be desired in regards to quality.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a highly comedic offering, which has many moments which echo Euro Trip but in a much more family-friendly manner. Overall the film is a funny and cute evolution of the beloved web-swinger which sets the table for an exciting future wave of MCU offerings.

★★★ ½