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Movie Title: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon
Run Time: 129 min
Year: 2019
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Following the release of 'Avengers: Endgame', it's easy to see how it may be hard for future entries in the MCU to live up to the standards set by that movie. The question remains, does 'Spider-man: Far From Home' live up to the bar or is it another film left to be tossed to the wayside.

The latest entry into the Spider-Man franchise, sees Peter Parker dealing with the vacuum left by the death of Iron Man as well as the grief and the character's legacy. On a more positive note, the main band of characters do get to adventure out on a school trip to Europe where Peter meets Mysterio, a new addition to the MCU's roster. There are some great role models for kids in this movie, especially Peter who is intelligent and selfless, constantly willing to put himself in danger for his friends' safety. The film continues to tout the classic mantra of Spider-Man, ""With great power, comes great responsibility", echoing throughout the movie, reminding viewers of the good that they can do with what they've got; regardless of if that is for a friend o a complete stranger.

The actual film somehow manages to be humorous and relatable but also melancholic. A product of the film's exceptional writing. The writing does, unfortunately, falter though, in the fact that the plot feels incredibly predictable and retreads some story beats of the first film. At times, the film does also feel like it's moving too fast and simply trying to develop the cinematic universe rather than develop the actual characters of the film. The characters do remain nonetheless charismatic and lovable, with the chemistry of the young cast blossoming through in each interaction.

'Far From Home' does manage to make for an enjoyable and thrilling follow-up to the last Avengers film, however it doesn't completely capture the same energy as 'Spider-man: Far From Home' as it retreads a fair amount of the same ground.

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Nirek Panditha
Author: Nirek Panditha
Self professed film buff, aspiring writer and comic book geek.
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