Spider-Man Far From Home: The Good, The Bad and The Promising

Spider-Man has always been my favourite superhero, he’s been around forever now, but he’s honestly one of the most unique and creative characters in comics. So now that the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home came out I wanted to talk briefly about what excites me, worries me, and what I find promising about the new Spidey flick.

The Good: This new round of Spider-Man movies keeps making the character feel fresh! In a few years, we’ll have had consistent Spider-Man movies for the past twenty years. Marvel and Sony know this and they have consistently put Peter Parker in new territory (he literally went to space and teamed up with aliens).

We’re also getting another classic Spidey villain making his first on screen debut, with the I-can’t-believe-they-gave-him-the-fish-bowl-helmet, Mysterio! (Also, I love the new black and red suit).

The Bad: My only fear for this film is Spider-Man is being given too much. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spider-Man: Homecoming’s use of Tony Stark and I’m excited for Nick Fury to be involved, but at some point Peter’s gotta make it out on his own. Homecoming worked because it taught Peter how unprepared he was to become a hero, while hinting at the awesome hero he’ll become one day. I’m worried that giving the wall crawler a mentor in each film will hinder him on becoming his own hero.

There’s also a lot of CGI smoke and lightning which makes me pray to God there won’t be a giant space beam at the final battle.

The Promising: I already mentioned him, but Mysterio (and Happy Hogan’s blossoming romance with Aunt May) is my favourite thing about this trailer. A great casting choice and an unapologetically comic-booky in design, it’s a great time to be a comic book fan.Let us know what you think of the trailer, do you think Far From Home will be another hit for Marvel’s pantheon of popular movies?

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  • While a great many would see him as a hero, there are some that would prefer the term vigilante. Gregory is an aspiring filmmaker who loves writing, directing, coffee and long walks on the beach.

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