Indiewire.com called Spiderman: Far From Home cute but nonessential.
Screenrant.com called it a “satisfying end to phase 3”, while io9.gizmodo.com thought it was a ‘spectacular leap forward for Peter Parker and the MCU’.
But you don’t have to take any of these outlets seriously; Spiderman: Far From Home is hitting theaters this week, so go out, see it and form your own opinion.
Kevin Feige said a few weeks ago that the sequel to Spiderman: Homecoming would essentially close out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To most people, Avengers: Endgame was the perfect finale to Marvel’s 23-movie saga. So, the idea that a Spiderman sequel will write the epilogue to Avengers: Endgame makes little sense.
The movie is supposed to pick up exactly where Endgame left off. Tony Stark is dead and Peter Parker is still in mourning. His mentor left very big shoes and Peter must fill them.
While Thanos essentially brought the world to a standstill when he killed half of all life on earth, Bruce Banner threw a spanner in the works by reversing the destruction, returning three billion people to a world that had essentially moved on.
Endgame was supposed to satisfactorily conclude the MCU’s Infinity Saga. And it did just that. However, it also left so many threads open that Spiderman: Far From Home would not be faulted for spending its entire runtime cleaning up Endgame’s mess.
However, all the initial reactions from critic screenings suggest that, while the sequel to Homecoming makes an effort to address the events of Infinity War and Endgame, Far From Home works even harder to expand Peter Parker’s role as Spiderman.
Far From Home has been praised for telling a smaller, more intimate story, one that brings the viewers back down to earth after so many movies spent in space.
Jon Watts, the director, takes Peter back to his roots, revisiting themes with which longtime Spiderman fans are quite familiar, such as the struggles Peter encounters as he attempts to balance his role as a superhero with his mounting responsibilities as a teenager. For the most part, initial reactions to Far From Home have been positive. It looks like fans of the MCU will love it, especially those looking for closure after Endgame.