The first full reviews are out for Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far from Home” and the result appears to be raves.
With 46 reviews counted, the film stands at 91% (7.51/10) on Rotten Tomatoes – essentially on par with the previous film “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at 92% (7.66/10) though not close to the stunning 97% (8.74/10) that “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” pulled in.
Reviews themselves seem split on how good with some calling it better and others worse than ‘Homecoming’ but almost all say it maintains the standard. Here’s a sampling of quotes:
“It’s not quite the home-run of Homecoming, but Far From Home isn’t far from matching it, with heaps of humour, energetic action, and the answers Endgame left you craving.” – Ben Travis, Empire Magazine
“Watts… smoothly steers some of that heavy MCU world-building back into goofy high-school comedy, and his cast is so winning that the movie’s interpersonal surprises are often more exciting than its big plot twists.” – Jesse Hassenger, AV Club
“What’s most satisfying about Far From Home, though, is that by the end, you have a very solid sense of where things are going for Peter and the gang, and it all feels very right.” – Charles Pulliam-Moore, io9.com
“The film smirks and winks as if it’s in on the fatigue, offering an illusion of cool when at heart it’s as slavishly on-message as everything else.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“There’s plenty to spoil in Far From Home, but I’ll say this: Devotees of the MCU will have plenty to huff as Watts finds clever, deep cut ways to tie Peter’s adventure into established mythology.” – Matt Patches, Polygon
“The big, beating heart of “Homecoming” survives in “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” sustaining all the giddiness and relative innocence a fabulous superhero movie deserves.” – Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
“[D]irector Jon Watts’ sequel isn’t as tightly focused or effortlessly charming as 2017’s “Homecoming,” yet it continues Holland’s amazing Spidey run and introduces Jake Gyllenhaal in his top-notch first comic-book role.” – Brian Truitt, USA Today
“This second installment in the latest live-action Spider-Man reboot founders as it stomps through picturesque old cities in a series of ill-motivated and less-than-awesome action set-pieces.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” opens in cinemas everywhere from July 2nd.