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Review: 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' offers rewarding story

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland stars in "Spider-Man: Far From Home."

Everyone’s favorite web-slinger is back with his second solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” not only humanizes Peter Parker as a character, but also brings him back to his roots in the aftermath of “Avengers: EndGame.”

This movie, like so many other MCU movies, does a great job of incorporating multiple genres into the film, yet doesn’t rely too heavily on one genre or its stereotypes. This film is a prime example of how to mix a little bit of comedy, action and romance into a movie and still make it great.

Tom Holland does another fantastic job playing Spider-Man in his fifth representation in the role, further solidifying an argument for what some fans are calling the best actor to play Spider-Man on the silver screen. He walks the line between geeky and charming in a way only Holland is capable of.

As far as villains go, Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as Mysterio cemented Gyllenhaal as not only one of the best on-screen Spider-Man villains, but also one of the best MCU villains Marvel Studios has offered so far. His character motivations and acting brought the well-known but under appreciated Mysterio to life.

All supporting actors and actresses also brought their A game, but the stand out is Zendaya as MJ. Her and Holland’s chemistry on screen is charming and endearing. They truly seem like friends in real life, and their characters blossoming relationship throughout the movie is fun to watch.

The effects in the movie are also fantastic. They have to be with a character like Mysterio, and the filmmakers delivered. There is a dream-like sequence in the movie Mysterio induces on Spider-Man that takes ideas straight out of the comics. Visually, the movie is stunning. From the character costumes to the effects, everything looks like it fits.

Marvel Studios has done a great job with their recent movies when it comes to diversifying the way the stories are told. Through Phases one and two of the MCU, the movies tend to run together with how similar they are. But, since “Avengers: Infinity War,” every movie seems different, which is refreshing. The way the world is being presented after the events of “EndGame” makes for an interesting universe about to be presented.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” offers a diverse storyline with multiple genres all told in a rewarding fashion. If you are looking for an engaging story with great characters, then look no further.

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