With first reactions having dropped last week, the first reviews for Spider-Man: Far From Home are out. The embargo was lifted on June 27 and major outlets who got a pass to the movie’s premiere have shared their reviews online. It comes as no surprise that the first reviews for Far From Home are overwhelmingly positive, with the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel sitting at a 90% Certified Fresh Rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, from an impressive 104 reviews.
Be forewarned though, since these are fully reviews, many are likely to contain spoilers. Your best bet is to treat carefully. Alternatively, we’ve compiled some review summaries to give you a taste of what to expect from the movie. These snippets don’t contain any Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers so you can read them safely.
Alonso Duralde – The Wrap
Never feels like it’s just biding its time between super-battles. If anything, and this is a compliment, the film frequently feels like a charming teen road-trip comedy that occasionally turns into a superhero movie.
Peter Hartlaub – San Francisco Chronicle
It’s mostly delightful; a fun movie that successfully hits the reset button for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fred Topel – We Live Entertainment
If you were disappointed in Homecoming like me… Far From Home eventually goes to some more interesting places and deals with more interesting themes, once you get through the Homecoming shenanigans of the first hour.
Kate Gardner – The Mary Sue
Pure popcorn fun, engaging and eye-catching. Just as the emotional beats tend to hit the mark, the action scenes hit their mark too.
Kaitlyn Booth – Bleeding Cool
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the perfect way to end the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; with humor and a ton of heart.
Rosie Fletcher – Den of Geek
A fresh, youthful romp that also takes things back to basics. Far From Home feels like a Spider-Man movie first and an MCU movie second, and it’s all the better for it.
Robert Kojder – Flickering Myth
Prepare for the second half to ramp up the stakes to an unexpected level that, when the dust settles, will forever change quite a few things about this ongoing franchise.
It goes without saying that there are some negative reviews as well, including reviews that are not highly impressed by the latest Spider-Man offering.
David Ehrlich – IndieWire
The Spider-Man we find at the end of the movie is no different than the one we met at the start…you can’t help but feel like he could have learned all of the same things without leaving Queens or wasting our time.
Oliver Jones – Observer
If Spider-Man Far from Home is a triumph, as many will argue and its box office will undoubtedly confirm, it is a triumph of capitalism, not art.
To sum it up then, Spider-Man: Far From Home is undeniably a fun, popcorn action-comedy superhero flick that caps off the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the next wave of movies takes over. To what extent is it successful might vary from viewer to viewer.
Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters next week, on July 5, 2019. Early releases should begin in China and a few other countries during this week so watch out for tickets in your respective regions.