First Spider-Man: Far From Home's reviews are in and the future of the MCU is in safe hands
Spider-Man: Far From Home isn’t actually in cinemas until July 2, and we’re a while from official reviews landing. However, people who went to early screenings have been permitted to put their thoughts on social media, and as a result Twitter is awash with people lining up to praise Peter Parker’s latest outing.
Okay, so it’s not a full review, but the nice thing about 280-character reviews is that you can read a lot of them.
So without further ado, here’s the critics’ (truncated) thoughts on the new Spider-Man movie. And yeah, it’s overwhelmingly positive.
#SpiderMan#FarFromHome is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun. It’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways. Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, just a lethal, awesome combo!!
I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again. pic.twitter.com/0hYJvKkdjN
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019
#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
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 #SpiderManFarFromHomepic.twitter.com/5sAmxh4E3p
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) June 19, 2019
Special praise seemed to be reserved for Jake Gyllenhaal, who takes on the role of Mysterio. There are plenty of tweets about him having lots of fun with the casting…
I had a big dumb smile on my face through all of #SpiderManFarFromHome. It makes for a lovely companion piece to Endgame, but it's also a top-notch Peter story.
Oh, and Jake Gyllenhaal is clearly having the time of his LIFE.
— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) 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
Didn’t LOVE #SpiderManFarFromHome as much as Homecoming but it’s still a rad take on bearing the weight of great expectations and a fun ode to teen romance. Tom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri and Jake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/nnu7BPjcFO
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) June 19, 2019
Oh, and apparently it’s a film you’ll want to see at least twice, and probably three times.
I love that #SpiderManFarFromHome is all sleight-of-hand. It begs to be seen multiple times. pic.twitter.com/nwIX24L8WH
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) June 19, 2019
#FarFromHome non spoiler thoughts: most comic booky movie marvel has put out. Second and third acts are outstanding. The two post credit sequences are going to stick in my brain for a L O N G time. I cannot wait to see this movie at least three more times.
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) 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
And for goodness’ sake, stay until the end of the credits!
I can’t stress this enough: stay all the way through the credits for #FarFromHome!!!
There’s a couple of brilliant sequences waiting for you!
Dodge #SpiderMan spoilers as best you can!! pic.twitter.com/vhiJcMwzF1
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019
#Spiderman#FarFromHome is SUCH a good movie! Jake Gyllenhaal suits up & completely embraces his role in its entirety & he’s clearly having a blast. This is such a refreshing film after the heaviness of #EndGame. The post-credit scenes are a MUST WATCH & will blow your dang mind! pic.twitter.com/wcTh9iHaYq
— Maude Garrett (@maudegarrett) June 19, 2019
Absolutely loved SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him. Also the movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post ENDGAME in explaining how this world works now.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 19, 2019
In fact, it’s actually pretty hard to find anyone criticising the film. Still, we did our best to be spoilsports, readers, and did some digging. This goes out to the Spidey haters out there:
#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 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
...but as you can see, even then it’s hardly damning. Suffice it to say that fans of Peter Parker have plenty to look forward to when it appears in cinemas on July 2. Enough to be added to our list of the best Marvel movies? You wouldn’t bet against it.