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Spider-Man: Far From Home Has Screened, Here Are The Early Reactions

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Far From Home

Ever since Tom Holland debuted as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War, we’ve been treated to a Spider-Man appearance every year in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 2019, however, brings us the Web-Slinger twice, as following his resurrection in Avengers: Endgame, he’s now back for his second standalone MCU movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home.

The public is still two weeks away from getting to see Spider-Man: Far From Home on the big screen, but a select group of reporters, critics and other lucky individuals managed to see it early and have posted their reactions online. Starting off, CinemaBlend’s own Sean O’Connell was effusive in his praise towards Far From Home, particularly the latter half of the movie.

Ok friends. #SpiderManFarFromHome is jaw dropping. First half is a lot of fun, coasting on the good vibes of the HOMECOMING cast. But that second half is EXTRAORDINARY, delivering the BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out! pic.twitter.com/VcZR3egUWs

— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) June 19, 2019

Brandon Davis from Comicbook.com was also a big fan of Spider-Man: Far From Home, noting in follow-up tweets that Mysterio is one of the MCU’s most entertaining characters and that as is the case with every MCU movie, you should stay through all of the credits.

#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

On the more reserved side, Slashfilm’s Ben Pearson found Spider-Man: Far From Home to be one of the more average MCU offerings, though he also acknowledged that the movie does “ an elaborate dance of leaning into and subverting expectations.”

#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

Back to critical acclaim territory, ReelBlend co-host Kevin McCarthy declared that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now his favorite Spider-Man movie and said in another tweet that he hasn’t been this excited to re-watch a movie since Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us.

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

Germain Lussier from io9 counted himself among Spider-Man: Far From Home’s supporters, saying that it does a good job on building off what Avengers: Endgame delivered.

Spider-Man: Far From Home made me smile from start to finish. Its got huge reveals and exciting set pieces but the way it builds off Endgame to to dive deeper into Peter’s emotions is really what make it soar. Mysterio also rules. I can’t wait to see it again. pic.twitter.com/FvP3B53MOX

— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 19, 2019

Mashable’s Angie Han also agreed that Spider-Man: Far From Home was a worthy follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, and while it might not have hit as hard in some areas, it was still an enjoyable watch.

#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

Finally, Kevin Polowy from Yahoo summarized his positive thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home thusly:

#SpiderManFarFromHome is a fun ride. Especially the second half, which I definitely can't say anything about. And especially especially the end credit tags, which I definitely definitely can't say anything about.

— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) June 19, 2019

These are just a few of Spider-Man: Far From Home reactions that have been shared, so feel free to look around Twitter to see what other people thought of the final Phase 3 movie. However, it appears that the MCU has another winner on its hand, which is good news for Sony since it co-produces the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man movies with Marvel Studios.

Related: Spider-Man: Far From Home Video Goes Through All Of Peter’s Suits

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker, who’s still mourning the death of Tony Stark, goes on a school trip to Europe with his friends. While abroad, he’s recruited by Nick Fury and Maria Hill to work with Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio, to fight the Elementals. Mysterio is depicted in Far From Home marketing as a good guy from a different Earth, but there’s still speculation that like his comic book counterpart, he might actually be a villain.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else the MCU has coming down the pipeline, and our 2019 release schedule to learn what non-Marvel fare this is to look forward to later this year.

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