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Spider-Man: Far From Home

With great power comes great responsibility. 

Year: 2019 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Jon Watts 
Starring: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya  
Review:

It’s been eight months since the events of Avengers: Endgame, and Peter Parker is in desperate need of a break from life as a superhero. A school trip to Europe with his friends, then, comes as the perfect opportunity to escape from it all and focus on more pressing matters, such as winning MJ’s affection.

Trouble, though, is never far away, as Peter finds his holiday hijacked by the Elementals – a group of supernatural villains hell-bent on destruction. Forced to take action, Spider-Man teams up with Nick Fury and Mysterio, a superhero from another dimension, to defeat this growing threat. However, Peter soon finds that all is not quite as it seems, as he’s faced with difficult decisions about his future.

Much like Spider-Man: Homecoming, Far From Home successfully blends the superhero and teen comedy genres, and also manages to balance some incredibly funny scenes with important character moments very effectively throughout the film.

Tom Holland is great as ever as Spider-Man, portraying very convincingly the crossroads at which Parker finds himself. Also worthy of praise is the ever-brilliant Jake Gyllenhall, who shines in his role as Mysterio, a truly fascinating character. Much to its benefit, Far From Home also allows us to get to know the characters from Parker’s universe a lot better, with MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) proving to be particular highlights.

So, whether you’re looking for an action-packed superhero flick or for a high school coming-ofage drama, or even just a fun way to spend a couple of hours, Spider-Man: Far From Home will not disappoint!

Iain Walker

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Screenings of this film:

2019/2020 Autumn Term (digital)
2019/2020 Autumn Term (digital)