Marvel’s webbed hero is back in his second official solo outing!
While we’re all still reeling from Avengers: Endgame, Marvel is set to unveil its next feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far from Home. The film, which is about to hit theaters, finally screened this past week and the first reactions are in. So, what are critics saying about Far From Home? To no surprise, it’s a complete blast!
Critics are calling it Tom Holland’s best outing as the character, while also praising the story, themes, music, visuals, and Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. Check out the official reactions below!
#SpiderManFarFromHome had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me. pic.twitter.com/G2a4p6YhAr
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome! What a fun, solid sequel. Tom Holland so incredibly charming, will watch him in any/all things. Jake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it. Also still loving Zendaya's MJ.
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome: B-/C+. If you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there's more where that came from. Some of the comedy falls flat, but this film has A LOT going on – ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn't land quite as well. pic.twitter.com/1wVMyT5bv9
— Ben Pearson (@benpears) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome isn't quite as wonderful as Homecoming, but it's a really strong, endearing sequel that delivers some excellent moments in its second half in particular. It commendably furthers Peter's story while laying groundwork for what's next in a notably deft way.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) June 19, 2019
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
#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
Oh and for me SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME had three legit “holy shit” shocking moments.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 19, 2019
A reaction tweet: #SpiderManFarFromHome is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. (It also made me have incredibly visceral memories of class trips of yore.) I didn’t leave the theater sad! I am not worried about superheroes’ emotional states! Zendaya!!
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 19, 2019
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
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
#SpiderManFarFromHome is funny, exciting, romantic, goofy & follows HOMECOMING in being this brilliant ground-level look at Spidey's world & how the events of #AvengersEndgame impacted everyday life. Lots of twists & turns, plus some adorable summer romances, too. I'm a big fan pic.twitter.com/NUX0f8YFM0
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 19, 2019
Anyway, that's it from me for now. I'll have my review up on CBM when the embargo lifts and am interviewing Jon Watts on Friday. So much I want to ask…I can't wait. Oh, and the movie has hands down the most comic booky sequence of any Marvel Studios movie. #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/cwTpVlM81C
— Josh Wilding (@Josh_Wilding) June 19, 2019
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
#SpiderManFarFromHome: far superior to its predecessor & really delightful, w/a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout. Could say more, but it's spoiler-laden, full of fun secrets, so be careful who you follow and what they say. Jake G is great #SpiderMan #FarFromHome
— Rodrigo Perez 📽🎞📺 (@YrOnlyHope) June 19, 2019
Oh hi I can officially talk about #SpiderManFarFromHome now? Cool! I loved it, even more the second time I saw it. And it's stuck with me, a few sequences in particular that I won't spoil, since I saw it the first time a bit ago. Can't wait for y'all to see! July 2! pic.twitter.com/HK5aFcnwdX
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) June 19, 2019
Ok friends. #SpiderManFarFromHome is jaw dropping. First half is a lot of fun, coasting on the good vibes of the HOMECOMING cast. But that second half is EXTRAORDINARY, delivering the BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out! pic.twitter.com/VcZR3egUWs
— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theatres on July 2, 2019.