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Spider-Man: Far From Home 4K Blu-Ray ReviewThe Movie
Especially after everything that has gone down with the character since release, Spider-Man: Far From Home carries far more external weight than it should have. Sure, it’s a transition piece that sets up the character as a critical player in the MCU moving forward. But more importantly, Spider-Man feels essential to the future of the MCU in retrospect. Spider-Man: Far From Home, in particular, has the difficult task of being first and foremost an MCU follow-up to Avengers: Endgame, and a Spider-Man movie second. While the film does successfully thread that needle, it’s also far different than anything we’ve seen before from the character.
Helmed by a returning Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home feels much more content with itself. Watts once again brings a grounded but stylish approach to his filmmaking in the sequel, this time presenting a solid mix of action, drama, and comedy. He’s making a coming of age situational comedy cloaked in an action/adventure movie, and it absolutely works. Tom Holland also proves that he can successfully step out of the massive shadow left by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Holland’s chemistry with Zendaya is easily the best aspect of the film, often doing much of the characterization heavy lifting. While these to provide the heart to the film, it’s Jake Gyllenhaal who nearly steals the show. He’s having a blast in this movie, while also helping to successfully create a modern interpretation of Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Homecoming brought a new visual style
Spider-Man: Homecoming brought a new visual style to the franchise, and the sequel repeats that visual template. With the exception of one key sequence late in the third act, the visual storytelling is good, but not great. Even more so than its predecessor, Spider-Man: Far From Home has a powerful message, both for Peter’s journey and the film’s overall political theme of deception. At the same time, the final result of the story is far more exciting than the journey it takes to get there. The film’s cliffhanger ending gives it more weight to Spidey’s presence in the MCU than anything that’scome before.
For my expanded thoughts on the film, check out our theatrical review here.
Spider-Man Far From Home download: Can you download the FULL movie? Is it legal?
Traditionally, films will take around six months to go from cinema to hard disc format.
And Sony revealed Spider-Man: Far From Home will be available to purchase from November 11, and on digital download from October 25.
Will Spider-Man: Far From Home be released on download before it comes out on DVD?
Avengers: Endgame will be released on the new Disney+ platform, around three weeks before it is available on DVD release.
However, this will NOT be the case for Spider-Man: Far From Home, as the film is distributed by Sony Pictures rather than Disney.
It will be available to download before its release on DVD on other platforms such as Amazon or iTunes on October 25, before it comes out on hard copy on November 11
WARNING AVENGERS: ENDGAME AND SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SPOILERS
What is Spider-Man: Far From Home about?
The final film in the MCU Phase 3 centres around Peter Parker and his friends heading around Europe for their science trip.
Needless to say, their frivolities are interrupted by Nick Fury and Maria Hill, who state a deadly force is threatening their world and Spider-Man is the only one left who can help.
Of course, poor Peter is dealing with the shock death of his mentor Tony Stark, and is soon reeling from the discovery that Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaall) a supposed hero, is a villain set about destroying him.
Suddenly, Peter’s hopefully relaxing European tour becomes pretty busy, and he and his friends are forced to protect the world.
But there are various discoveries which are unveiled in Spider-Man, including one which will mean Peter’s life could change forever.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is expected to be out on DVD and Blu-ray soon
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Clip Lets You Pretend It’s a Raimi Movie
The most surprising thing about Spider-Man: Far From Home is that it wound up being Spider-Man’s final appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the ongoing financial feud between Marvel and Sony. But the second-most surprising thing is the spoiler-tastic cameo in the end credits where J.K. Simmons reprised his iconic role as J. Jonah Jameson from the separate (and superior) original Sam Raimi continuity of Spider-Man films.
With Spider-Man movies once again caught in a tangled web, who knows if this plot thread will ever get a follow up. But if you want to keep pretending that Far From Home is a Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie, this new clip should help.
I love basically everything about the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, and that definitely includes Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons’ perfect blustering take on the hilarious antagonistic newsman. So obviously this cameo hit me right in the early 2000s nostalgia. But beyond the casting I’m not thrilled about this interpretation of the character. For starters, where’s his hair?
But more importantly it makes the same mistake as the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game by turning JJJ from typical old-fashioned New York blowhard boss to a full-on dangerous Alex Jones-style paranoid online maniac. There’s a big difference between a tabloid newspaper and a fringe conspiracy theory “.net” website. I don’t know, it just feels like an attempt to modernize the character in a way that misses the point.
You can watch Spider-Man: Far From Home at home starting September 17. For more on Spider-Man watch Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.