Early Far From Home Reactions Show a Bright Future for Spider-Man
As the first MCU entry to follow Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home has big shoes to fill this summer. Marvel Studios has yet to provide any concrete details about its Phase Four slate. However, their latest film offers an early glimpse into how the world has moved on after Thanos’ assault. Fortunately, audiences are responding well to Peter Parker’s international adventure.
The first reactions to Far From Home have made their way online, and to call them glowing would be an understatement. You can check out several highlights below.
Germain Lussier of io9 praised Far From Home for its “huge reveals.” But thankfully, it doesn’t forget to explore the nuances of Peter’s emotional state in the aftermath of Endgame.
Spider-Man: Far From Home made me smile from start to finish. Its got huge reveals and exciting set pieces but the way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar. Mysterio also rules. I can’t wait to see it again. pic.twitter.com/FvP3B53MOX
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 19, 2019
Yet another classic Spidey villain makes his big-screen debut in the form of Mysterio. And according to Uproxx’s Mike Ryan, Jake Gyllenhaal was an excellent choice to bring him to life.
Absolutely loved SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him. Also the movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post ENDGAME in explaining how this world works now.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 19, 2019
Unlike Lussier, Mashable’s Angie J. Han thought the film could have done more with Peter’s “emotional arc.” Regardless, she felt the “warmth and humor and awkward teen romance” more than made up for this.
#SpiderManFarFromHome is the coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Could maybe have gone a bit harder on P’s emotional arc, but bursting with warmth and humor and awkward teen romance. Also: Jake G = perfect casting.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 19, 2019
Kevin McCarthy might have had the highest praise of all. For 15 years, many fans have hailed Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 as the best Spider-Man movie ever made. However, McCarthy insists that that distinction now belongs to Far From Home.
FAR FROM HOME has dethroned Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 & is now favorite Spider-Man film.
What’s insane is that I can’t even tell u why I’m so in love with this film because it would be a spoiler.
Gyllenhaal is incredible. Holland re-confirms as the best Spidey to date. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/pbynxYIEyQ
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) June 19, 2019
ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis also praised the onscreen chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland. But more notably, he was wowed by the ways it sets up the MCU’s future.
#SpiderMan #FarFromHome is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun. It’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways. Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, just a lethal, awesome combo!!
I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again. pic.twitter.com/0hYJvKkdjN
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019
A comic book film can only succeed if it captures the essence of its source material. And if Collider’s Steven Weintraub can be trusted, Far From Home does that perfectly.
absolutely loved #SpiderManFarFromHome. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. #JakeGyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/4ZYaS0L8mf
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019
Preeti Chhibber of SYFY Wire called the film the “most comic booky movie Marvel has put out.” And although most fans know the drill by now, she insisted that the two post-credits sequences are something special.
#FarFromHome non spoiler thoughts: most comic booky movie marvel has put out. Second and third acts are outstanding. The two post credit sequences are going to stick in my brain for a L O N G time. I cannot wait to see this movie at least three more times.
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) June 19, 2019
Jake Hamilton of Fox 32 and Good Day Chicago singled out Far From Home’s climax as “one of the best” of any Marvel standalone feature. Additionally, he asserted that Tom Holland will always be known as “the greatest Spider-Man ever.”
My thoughts on SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME:
A movie that starts out good and turns great with every minute that passes — leading to one of the best climaxes of any solo Marvel movie.
Tom Holland is, and will forever be, the greatest Spider-Man ever.
This movie is a MUST SEE. pic.twitter.com/lTGf4F5ftq
— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) June 19, 2019
Jim Vejvoda took note of the movie’s use of humor and, surprisingly, its “sly commentary.” He also promised there are plenty of impressive set pieces for the more action-oriented viewers.
Spider-Man: Far from Home is an extremely fun, cleverly executed, and frequently hilarious culmination of the MCU’s wall-crawler’s journey so far. Some very sweet moments, sly commentary and deft action set-pieces throughout #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/5sAmxh4E3p
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) June 19, 2019
Of course, everyone’s wondering who the new face of the MCU will be now that Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans are leaving it behind. According to MTV News’ Crystal Bell, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is a more than worthy candidate to assume that mantle.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is so good. So heartfelt. So action-packed. So genuinely shocking in a surprising number of ways. If Tom Holland is the future of the #MCU then its in good hands. #SpiderManFarFromHome
— Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) June 19, 2019
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