European Vacation (Movie Thoughts: Spiderman: Far From Home)

large_far-home-posterWhat business do I have watching ‘Spiderman: Far From Home?” I mean, I don’t follow these comic book movie, and I didn’t even see that mega hit Avengers. (Thank God by the way for that sequence int he beginning explaining major plot points from Avengers)  But there are some compelling reasons that made me want to see this film. First of all, Tom Holland. I just have this major crush on him, and it doesn’t hurt that he has stage roots, playing Billy Elliott on the West End (have you guys checked out his dancing videos?) Add to this the fact that I will never resist a European vacation movie – and this is set in various cities, like Venice, Prague and London (among my top five favorites, by the way) And just to make it even more attractive, the film has Jake Gylenhaal, who is always a draw for me. So screw continuity problems, no one could stop me from seeing this opening weekend.

And I am glad I did. Holland is great, with that perfect mix of teen vulnerability and superhero presence, and of course, what drew me in the story is the romance angel. I am not the biggest fan of Zendaya, but sure she kind of won me over here, and I am just so there for her the MJ-Peter Parker pairing. The action scenes kind of flew over my head (I used one of the major ones for a bathroom break) but all in all, it is a very entertaining commercial film, and I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.

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