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We've all had a couple months to recover from the epic conclusion that was Avengers: Endgame. Many stories ended there, but now Spider-Man: Far From Home is here to remind us that some stories are moving forward. The film is the official conclusion of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and based on critics' reviews, it's a solid conclusion.
CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg gave the movie four out of five stars and says that, while Far From Home may not be the best Spider-Man movie to date, that's largely because the competition is quite fierce, but overall the movie is good and a worthy addition to the the MCU and Spider-Man history. According to Eric's review...
Spider-Man: Far From Home gives us the first glimpse of the world post-Avengers: Endgame. The world is recovering from what is being refereed to as "the blip." Peter Parker and his high school classmates are dealing with the fact that they are in still in high school while many of their former peers are now five years older. Parker's science club is taking a trip around Europe when he gets drafted by Nick Fury to deal with a new threat alongside a new ally named Quentin Beck, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.
With big superhero movies one thing we're all looking for is big superhero action. While Spider-Man: Far From Home has a lot to live up to in that area, i09 says that the new film largely succeeds. It's maybe not the best of Spider-Man, but it might be the best of the MCU...
Of course, being Spider-Man is only half of Tom Holland's job. He also has to play Peter Parker and, as luck would have it, he's also pretty good at that part too. ScreenCrush celebrates the way the non-superhero parts of Far From Home are handled, thanks to Holland and the chemistry he has with co-star Zendaya...
Clearly, people are loving this movie. While it seems at this point, that pretty much everybody likes Spider-Man: Far From Home, there are at least some who absolutely love it. ComicBook.com doesn't mince words, calling it the best Spider-Man movie ever...
The reviews for Spider-Man: Far From Home are mostly pretty good, but there are some that don't think the new film is quite that impressive. THR holds that the new movie just isn't up to the standards that we've seen in some superhero movies and Spider-Man movies of late. It mostly plays things safe and in doing so becomes a middle of the road movie.
The New York Post also thinks that in the new movie's attempt to raise the stakes and make things a bit bigger, it lost what made Spider-Man: Homecoming special.
We rarely see a movie obtain universal acclaim from critics, these are all personal opinions, after all, and everybody is going to come to to the project with their own feelings and ideas. That's the point of reviews, to put a film in context, and different reviews allow you to see the movie from different perspectives.
Having said that, it's certainly clear that from many perspectives, Spider-Man: Far From Home is exactly what people are looking for from the end of the MCU's latest phase.
Avengers: Endgame was the real end of the story in a lot of ways. Spider-Man: Far From Home's job is to largely let us see, on the ground level, what the universe will look like moving forward. Things are getting back to normal, but also they'll never be the same. The movie only gives us the slightest tease where things may be going from here, though, as you may have heard, it's one hell of a tease. It certainly sets up the future of Spider-Man in the MCU, what it means to the larger universe remains to be seen.