SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – A Review by Cynthia Flores

 

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – A Review by Cynthia Flores

This film is the first “Post Avengers: Endgame” storyline.  So, if you haven’t seen that just over three-hour opus to all things Avengers just stop reading right now.  You really do have to have seen at least that film to understand this one.

As the press, we have been asked to do the following in our reviews of what will surely be a summer hit.  Please protect this movie’s spoilers as you prepare to write your review.  So please refrain from revealing anything.  With guidelines like that it makes it pretty hard to talk about this film.  The published tagline out there is “In Spider-Man: Far From Home, following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) must step up to take on new threats in a world changed forever.”  That’s it, I should end this review here…right?

I do want you to enjoy this film and be surprised as much as I was at all its twists and turns.  However, I have to add the following info.  Think of it as my end of credits bit.  The same actors are playing all the same parts.  From his high school friends and love interest M.J. (Zendaya) to Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).  The bad guy has a surprising twist motive that actually makes sense.  And the very end of the credits scene will make you scream W.T.F. at the top of your voice.

I have just one more thing I have to say as a diligent responsible film reviewer.

****(NOT A SPOILER ALERT JUST A FACT)*****

The new film Spider-Man: Far From Home has some of the best mind f*ck action scenes I have enjoyed watching on the big screen in years.  Alfred Hitchcock would have been impressed with some of the imagery and how it unfolded.  For that reason, and because I wanted to watch it again as soon as it was over, I give this film an A rating.

 

Directed by Jon Watts

Written by Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Rated PG-13

Selig Rating A

Running Time  130 min

Drama / Comedy

Wide Release July 4th

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei

 

The Selig Rating Scale:

A – Excellent movie, well worth the price.

B – Good movie

C – OK movie

D – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.

F – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.