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Spider-Man: Far From Home- Review

Spiderman: Far From Home” is the final movie in phase III of the Marvel cinematic universe, or MCU, and it was an entertaining and successful effort! Would it be weird to call it cute? It felt cute. It was cute, but like, in a super hero kind of way.
The plot has Peter Parker going on a class trip to Europe. Strange elemental creatures begin attacking the city and with the help of the mysterious Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Spider-Man is able to save the day! Of course *spoiler alert* fans of the comic already know that Mysterio is a bad guy and one of Spider-Man’s oldest enemies who, in the comic, framed Spider-Man for a museum heist. In “Far From Home” Peter is feeling the pressures between being a super hero and wanting to live a normal life. Tony Stark doesn’t make life any easier when he leaves Peter E.D.I.T.H., a StarkTech pair of glasses that gives Peter access to an arsenal of Stark weapons and information. Basically, Peter Parker is the most dangerous human on the planet with a pair of fashionable shades. A wise man once said “With great power comes great responsibility” and Parker wonders if he is up to the task. Unfortunately, Mysterio is there to help and, through a series of pretty entertaining flashbacks to MCU movies of the past, reveals that he and a group of former Stark employees have other plans for E.D.I.T.H.

Tom Holland is charming as Peter Parker and his chemistry with Zendaya is a perfect fit. Zendaya’s MJ was strong, smart, and confident. Jacob Batalon, as the nerdy Ned Leeds, was downright cuddly and cute. He showed the world that chubby and awkward is also sexy! “Spider-Man: Far from Home” was lots of laughs mixed with lighthearted moments. The action was fun although the whole movie itself had a very “safe” made for children type feel.

Given the flashbacks, one really noticeable aspect of Marvel movies stood out to me wasn’t anything that was in the movie but what was missing: “The Stan Lee Cameo.” With the recent passing of the Creator of Spider-Man, and many of Marvel’s characters, no plans had been made to put Stan into “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” It’s something that hit me as I walked out of the theater. The more I thought about it, the emptier I felt, especially knowing that Spider-Man was Stan Lee’s most favorite Superhero. A photo, poster, even a CG background character would have been nice to see. “The Stan Lee Cameo” was a great tradition established to pay homage to a man who created a legacy. I’d like to see that respect and memory continued in future Marvel movies so we, and generations to come, will remember the man and his greatness. I hope Disney and the powers that be will consider this.

“The Eternals” movie is currently in the works. Marvel head, Kevin Feige, has said that Captain Marvel will be the new face of the MCU going forward. Disney has nine upcoming movies and TV shows planned for the MCU.

In its opening day, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” webbed $39.3 million in the U.S., the highest opening on a Tuesday in history. It’s already made $120 million in China opening last week.
Despite the lack of a Stan Lee tribute, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” was a quiet and mellow end to this phase of Marvel movies.