Early reactions to the upcoming Marvel movie and the final installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three, Spider-Man: Far from Home, suggest that the film is the lighthearted, positively emotional follow-up we need to cope with the tragic events of Avengers: Endgame.
Mashable’s Deputy Entertainment Editor Angie Han, who has already seen the highly anticipated film (and of whom I’m admittedly envious), said that, while, on a critical note, the movie’s story fell short in exploring the main protagonist Peter Parker’s character development, it made up for such shortcoming with heart-warming and hilariously awkward scenes. She also added that Jake Gyllenhaal was the “perfect” choice to play Mysterio, Gyllenhaal’s character in the film.
#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
This comment on Gyllenhaal’s performance was echoed by other reviewers, entertainment writers Maude Garrett and Mike Ryan.
Garrett described the film as “refreshing,” and teased that the post-credit scenes are mind-blowing.
#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
Ryan, on the other hand, who’s a self-proclaimed “Mysterio fan,” said, “Gyllenhaal nails him,” and added that the new Spider-Man film was “clever” in containing the aftermath of the historic Endgame.
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
Spider-Man: Far from Home is scheduled for release in Philippine theaters on July 3, 2019.