Ever since Tom Holland debuted as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, we’ve been treated to a Spider-Man appearance every year in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2019, however, brings us the Web-Slinger twice, as following his resurrection in Avengers: Endgame, he’s now back for his second standalone MCU movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
The public is still two weeks away from getting to see Spider-Man: Far From Home on the big screen, but a select group of reporters, critics and other lucky individuals managed to see it early and have posted their reactions online. Starting off, CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell was effusive in his praise towards Far From Home, particularly the latter half of the movie.
Brandon Davis from Comicbook.com was also a big fan of Spider-Man: Far From Home, noting in follow-up tweets that Mysterio is one of the MCU’s most entertaining characters and that as is the case with every MCU movie, you should stay through all of the credits.
On the more reserved side, Slashfilm’s Ben Pearson found Spider-Man: Far From Home to be one of the more average MCU offerings, though he also acknowledged that the movie does “ an elaborate dance of leaning into and subverting expectations.”
Back to critical acclaim territory, ReelBlend co-host Kevin McCarthy declared that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now his favorite Spider-Man movie and said in another tweet that he hasn’t been this excited to re-watch a movie since Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us.
Germain Lussier from io9 counted himself among Spider-Man: Far From Home’s supporters, saying that it does a good job on building off what Avengers: Endgame delivered.
Mashable’s Angie Han also agreed that Spider-Man: Far From Home was a worthy follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, and while it might not have hit as hard in some areas, it was still an enjoyable watch.
Finally, Kevin Polowy from Yahoo summarized his positive thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home thusly:
These are just a few of Spider-Man: Far From Home reactions that have been shared, so feel free to look around Twitter to see what other people thought of the final Phase 3 movie. However, it appears that the MCU has another winner on its hand, which is good news for Sony since it co-produces the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movies with Marvel Studios.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker, who’s still mourning the death of Tony Stark, goes on a school trip to Europe with his friends. While abroad, he’s recruited by Nick Fury and Maria Hill to work with Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, to fight the Elementals. Mysterio is depicted in Far From Home marketing as a good guy from a different Earth, but there’s still speculation that like his comic book counterpart, he might actually be a villain.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else the MCU has coming down the pipeline, and our 2019 release schedule to learn what non-Marvel fare this is to look forward to later this year.