Spider-Man: Far From Home opens July 1, but press screenings have started—and, can you believe it? The early word is very positive.
As we all know by now, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was snapped from existence for five years, then reappeared as part of Endgame. Far From Home sees Peter going on a summer vacation to Europe with his classmates.
However, while there, he’s recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the mysterious Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to help defeat some apocalyptic elemental monsters.
Let’s see what film critics who’ve seen the film have to say about the sequel to Homecoming.
#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
#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
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
I really liked Spider-Man: Far From Home for reasons you can read in my review next week but I'm convinced that Tom Holland's Spider-Man can carry the MCU post-Downey and Evans. Whomever hired him and @jnwtts should get a nice raise!
— Edward Douglas (@EDouglasWW) 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
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
#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
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome is funny, exciting, romantic, goofy & follows HOMECOMING in being this brilliant ground-level look at Spidey's world & how the events of #AvengersEndgame impacted everyday life. Lots of twists & turns, plus some adorable summer romances, too. I'm a big fan pic.twitter.com/NUX0f8YFM0
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 19, 2019
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) 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
#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
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 #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/5sAmxh4E3p
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) June 19, 2019
FAR FROM HOME has dethroned Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 & is now favorite Spider-Man film.
What’s insane is that I can’t even tell u why I’m so in love with this film because it would be a spoiler.
Gyllenhaal is incredible. Holland re-confirms as the best Spidey to date. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/pbynxYIEyQ
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) 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
#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
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a refreshingly light-hearted adventure after the somber intensity of Avengers: Endgame, delivering exactly the kind of wise-cracking antics we've come to expect from Tom Holland's Peter Parker. – @jacobkleinman pic.twitter.com/EWik8F9VUr
— Inverse (@inversedotcom) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome: far superior to its predecessor & really delightful, w/a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout. Could say more, but it's spoiler-laden, full of fun secrets, so be careful who you follow and what they say. Jake G is great #SpiderMan #FarFromHome
— The Playlist (@YrOnlyHope) June 19, 2019
I’ve been reading Spider-Man comics non-stop since 1995, so I always breath a massive sigh of relief when his movies are good. I haven’t decided if Far From Home is better than Spider-Verse yet, but it’s certainly the best live action outing. #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/nqI4W5TKqx
— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome 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. It commendably furthers Peter's story while laying groundwork for what's next in a notably deft way.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) June 19, 2019
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
Yeah, that’s pretty positive, though it’s possible that sentiment will cool at least a little bit when full reviews are released next week. Still, being among one of the people above, I will say that if you like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, or the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general, odds are you are going to like Far From Home. It’s a ton of fun.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in Australian cinemas on July 1.