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Spider-Man: Far from Home Social Reactions: Clever, Hilarious, and Emotionally Satisfying

Social media reactions say Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal are spectacular in a fun, hilarious adventure that builds on Avengers: Endgame and promises great things for the future of the MCU.

by | June 19, 2019 | Comments

Just when you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was over — or at least Phase 3, anyway — here comes your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with another solid MCU installment. Spider-Man: Far From Home screened for critics this week, and those who saw it have taken to social media with mostly gushes of praise for how it continues the franchise, particularly following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Some are even calling this the best Spidey movie yet.

Here’s what critics are saying about Spider-Man: Far From Home:


Has Marvel done it again?

Spider-Man: Far From Home is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists.
Kate Erbland, IndieWire

Spider-Man: Far From Home is jaw dropping.
Sean O’Connell, CinemaBlend

Spider-Man: Far From Home is an absolute home run. It’s SO much fun.
Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com

Absolutely loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic.
Steve Weintraub, Collider

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.
Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies

What a fun, solid sequel.
Kara Warner, People


How does it compare to Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Far superior to its predecessor and really delightful, with a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout.
– Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

I liked it a tad more than Spider-Man: Homecoming, which I loved.
– Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies

I liked it a smidge more than Homecoming.
– Terri Schwartz, IGN Movies

If you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there’s more where that came from.
– Ben Pearson, Slashfilm

Didn’t LOVE Spider-Man: Far From Home 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.
– Brian Truitt, USA Today

Spider-Man: Far From Home isn’t quite as wonderful as Homecoming, but it’s a really strong, endearing sequel that delivers some excellent moments in its second half in particular.
– Eric Goldman, IGN Movies


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How does it rank against other Spider-Man movies?

The best Spider-Man movie yet… Honestly, Spider-Man: Far From Home feels like the Spider-Man movie I’ve waited all my life for.
Josh Wilding, We Got This Covered

I haven’t decided if Far From Home is better than Spider-Verse yet, but it’s certainly the best live-action outing.
Sean Keane, CNET

Spider-Man: Far From Home 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.
Matt Singer, ScreenCrush


What sets it apart from the previous ones?

The BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out!
– Sean O’Connell, CinemaBlend

Both Sam Raimi and Marc Webb’s movies did a lot of great stuff with the character but it’s Jon Watts who has made him amazing AND spectacular.
Josh Wilding, We Got This Covered

The cast are better than Raimi’s. But the Raimi movies are pretty focused, and this is more sprawling with a bigger scope, so it’s a tough comparison.
Ben Pearson, Slashfilm


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Is it a worthfollow-up to Avengers: Endgame?

Far From Home does a terrific job of balancing Avengers: Endgame fallout with a seriously fun and inventive Spidey adventure.
Digital Spy

The movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post Endgame in explaining how this world works now.
Mike Ryan, Uproxx

The coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled.
Angie Han, Mashable

It’s pretty much the perfect Avengers: Endgame epilogue — reminding us that the MCU goes on in a joyous, emotionally fulfilling ride.
Sean Keane, CNET

The way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar.
Germain Lussier, io9

Far From Home is a great afterword for Endgame, closing out Marvel Phase 3 with a bang while also setting up new challenges and exciting stuff ahead.
Jim Vejvoda, IGN Movies


Are there any surprises?

Spider-Man: Far From Home had three legit ‘holy sh*t’ shocking moments.
Mike Ryan, Uproxx

It’s huge in itself and for the future of the MCU in the most surprising ways.
Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com


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How is the movie’s treatment of Mysterio?

I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him… Obviously, with Mysterio involved, there are some pretty bizarre scenes. Honestly I always kind of assumed a Mysterio movie wasn’t really possible, but Jon Watts and company pulled it off.
Mike Ryan, Uproxx

Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio.
– Steve Weintraub, Collider

Jake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio.
– Brian Truitt, USA Today

Jake G = perfect casting.
– Angie Han, Mashable

Major kudos in particular to Jake Gyllenhaal for his super engaging performance as complex character Mysterio.
– Sean Keane, CNET

Jake Gyllenhaal gets way more to do than expected, clearly had a ball doing it.
– Kara Warner, People

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the MCU’s most entertaining characters ever. He’s so unpredictable and fun and brings A LOT to Spider-Man: Far From Home. The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland is top of the line.
– Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com


How is the rest of the cast?

Tom Holland pours his heart and soul into his best work as Peter/Spidey yet, with a more involving story and conflicts this time out.
Don Kaye, Den of Geek

Tom Holland continues to be a perfect Spider-Man, and his chemistry with Zendaya is adorable.
Digital Spy

Tom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri.
Brian Truitt, USA Today

Zendaya brings depth in her massively expanded role as MJ.
Sean Keane, CNET


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(Photo by Sony Pictures)

Are there any problems?

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.
Ben Pearson, Slashfilm

Could maybe have gone a bit harder on Peter’s emotional arc.
Angie Han, Mashable


Should we stay until the end?

Do NOT miss the mid-credits scene because it’s the biggest and best effort from Marvel Studios yet. Literally mind-blowing… avoid spoilers at all costs!
Josh Wilding, We Got This Covered

I can’t stress this enough: stay all the way through the credits for Spider-Man: Far From Home!!! There’s a couple of brilliant sequences waiting for you!
Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com

Two of the best end credits scenes ever.
Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TV


Will we want to see it again?

The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again.
Steve Weintraub, Collider

I don’t think I’ve been this excited to re-watch a film since Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us. Watts masterfully layers incredible action, storytelling and character development into a film that will be a whole new experience on the second watch.
Kevin McCarthy, WTTG-TV

I love that Spider-Man: Far From Home is all sleight-of-hand. It begs to be seen multiple times.
Jason Guerrasio, Business Insider

I can’t wait to see it again.
Germain Lussier, io9

I cannot wait to see this movie again. And again.
Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com


Spider-Man: Far from Home opens everywhere on July 2.

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Adjusted Score: 109.824%
Critics Consensus: A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU.
Synopsis: Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super... [More]
Directed By: Jon Watts

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