Spider Man Far from home: more humor, less originality [critique]

What is the last Spider-Man worth? A refreshing teen movie after the explosive finale of Avengers: Endgame.

Spider-Man: Far From Homethe penultimate opus dedicated to the superhero to date, before the box full of No Way Home this winter, was released in theaters in the summer of 2019, and First had found it perfectly entertaining. Here is our review, while waiting to (re) see it this Sunday on TF1.

Spider-Man Far From Home: Why Jake Gyllenhaal agreed to star in a Marvel movie

After Avengers: Endgame who signed the end of some iconic characters, it’s the turn of Spider-Man: Far from Home to add a new chapter to the Marvel saga. Jon Watts, already director of Spider-Man: Homecomingcoming from genre cinema (Clown, Cop Car) resumes service. And the least we can say is that he has gained confidence.

The film is set just after the end ofAvengers: Endgame. While America heals the wounds of the Eclipse which wiped out half of the inhabitants of the Earth for five years, Peter Parker has taken over high school and his project to seduce MJ, his classmate. He makes plans to declare his love to her in Paris, at the top of the Eiffel Tower, during a school trip to Europe. Obviously, nothing will go as planned and during their first stopover in Venice, the young superhero will join forces with a mysterious vigilante from elsewhere played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

Nick Fury goes all out

The film gives pride of place to humor and the second degree and has many twists and turns. Spider-Man: Far from Home is the very type of blockbuster that seeks to appeal to two audiences. First the original MCU fans, adults today, who had clearly criticized the previous installment of the adventures of Spider-Man. For this, the writers have put the package on valves, winks, references and other musical gags. It works quite well. Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Jon Favreau (Happy) are masters of the little pike blown between two secret defense information. Where it is more dangerous is that the film constantly denounces itself by demythologizing the concept of superheroes and by making fake their exploits, and even their enemies. We won’t tell you more… The stakes of the story (saving the world!) becoming more and more secondary, the film ends up biting its own tail.

Romantic date in sight

What is certain is that Spider-Man: Far from Home is perfectly calibrated to appeal to young fans of the genre. Those born with the Avengers. For them, the film is a fairly classic teen movie where the hero is torn between a very early 20th century romance and his need to assume his responsibilities as a providential rescuer. Tom Holland is perfect in this register. Probably the best Spider-Man performer. Not too tortured, just teen enough… His partner Zendaya (also seen in the series Euphoria on OCS) succeeds in taking MJ out of the cliché of the lover and gives it a real thickness.
Let’s not sulk our pleasure, this Spider-Man is certainly the most successful since the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. It offers, moreover, many tracks following the Avengers, including two rather unexpected scenes in post-credits.

Trailer of Spider-Man: Far from Home :

Too much fan service in Spider-Man: No Way Home?

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