The early reactions to the very first screening of Spider-Man: Far From Home have arrived, and if you thought this is the one where Marvel Studios fumbles the ball…it seems you are going to have to be waiting just a little bit longer. Far From Home has the unenviable task of following up Tom Holland’s amazing performances in Homecoming and Infinity War, not to mention being the next movie after Into the Spider-Verse. But according to most of these earliest of reactions, they somehow pulled it off! Read on for all these glowing first impressions.
#Spiderman #FarFromHome is SUCH a good movie! Jake Gyllenhaal suits up & completely embraces his role in its entirety & he’s clearly having a blast. This is such a refreshing film after the heaviness of #EndGame. The post-credit scenes are a MUST WATCH & will blow your dang mind! pic.twitter.com/wcTh9iHaYq
— Maude Garrett (@maudegarrett) June 19, 2019
Absolutely loved SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. I’m a huge Mysterio fan and Gyllenhaal nails him. Also the movie is very clever (and funny) how it handles the fallout post ENDGAME in explaining how this world works now.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me. pic.twitter.com/G2a4p6YhAr
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome is the coda we needed after Endgame, a glimpse of how the world looks now that the dust has settled. Could maybe have gone a bit harder on P’s emotional arc, but bursting with warmth and humor and awkward teen romance. 💕 Also: Jake G = perfect casting.
— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 19, 2019
#FarFromHome non spoiler thoughts: most comic booky movie marvel has put out. Second and third acts are outstanding. The two post credit sequences are going to stick in my brain for a L O N G time. I cannot wait to see this movie at least three more times.
— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) June 19, 2019
What’s insane is that I can’t even tell u why I’m so in love with this film because it would be a spoiler.
Gyllenhaal is incredible. Holland re-confirms as the best Spidey to date. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/pbynxYIEyQ
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) June 19, 2019
#SpiderMan #FarFromHome thoughts / #Review / #Hype!
See this movie the moment you can. Pre-Order tickets, Call out of work, Just go! There is a movie, coming to theatres, with #Mysterio in it folks! SEE #SpiderManFarFromHome! #TomHolland IS #Spidey pic.twitter.com/3TCVNRmNoi
— Coy Jandreau (@CoyJandreau) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome: far superior to its predecessor & really delightful, w/a terrific theme of trust well-threaded throughout. Could say more, but it’s spoiler-laden, full of fun secrets, so be careful who you follow and what they say. Jake G is great #SpiderMan #FarFromHome
— Rodrigo Perez 📽🎞📺 (@YrOnlyHope) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome is funny, exciting, romantic, goofy & follows HOMECOMING in being this brilliant ground-level look at Spidey’s world & how the events of #AvengersEndgame impacted everyday life. Lots of twists & turns, plus some adorable summer romances, too. I’m a big fan pic.twitter.com/NUX0f8YFM0
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 19, 2019
#SpiderManFarFromHome isn’t quite as wonderful as Homecoming, but it’s a really strong, endearing sequel that delivers some excellent moments in its second half in particular. It commendably furthers Peter’s story while laying groundwork for what’s next in a notably deft way.
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) June 19, 2019
I’ve seen #SpiderManFarFromHome and it’s super fun, stuffed full of references for hardcore fans and has an absolutely killer ending. Plus, some interesting hints at where Marvel goes next… pic.twitter.com/SvqPQNJ2Qi
— Huw Fullerton (@HuwieMcChewie) June 19, 2019
I enjoyed the hell out of #spidermanfarfromhome. Tom Holland pours his heart and soul into his best work as Peter/Spidey yet, with a more involving story and conflicts this time out. Lots of comic book visuals, plus some great Easter eggs. Don’t dare leave until the very end.
— Don Kaye (@donkaye) June 19, 2019
Didn’t LOVE #SpiderManFarFromHome as much as Homecoming but it’s still a rad take on bearing the weight of great expectations and a fun ode to teen romance. Tom Holland continues to be amazing, Zendaya’s MJ is just as cool as Shuri and Jake G’s an inspired choice for Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/nnu7BPjcFO
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) June 19, 2019
absolutely loved #SpiderManFarFromHome. Captures the spirit of the comics and mixes in some amazing movie magic. The second the film ended I wanted to watch it again. #JakeGyllenhaal is fantastic as Mysterio. pic.twitter.com/4ZYaS0L8mf
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019
I really liked Spider-Man: Far From Home for reasons you can read in my review next week but I’m convinced that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man can carry the MCU post-Downey and Evans. Whomever hired him and @jnwtts should get a nice raise!
— Edward Douglas (@EDouglasWW) June 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far from Home is an extremely fun, cleverly executed, and frequently hilarious culmination of the MCU’s wall-crawler’s journey so far. Some very sweet moments, sly commentary and deft action set-pieces throughout #SpiderManFarFromHome pic.twitter.com/5sAmxh4E3p
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) June 19, 2019
A reaction tweet: #SpiderManFarFromHome is wonderful. It’s funny and clever and filled with smart twists. (It also made me have incredibly visceral memories of class trips of yore.) I didn’t leave the theater sad! I am not worried about superheroes’ emotional states! Zendaya!!
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 19, 2019
And finally, the closest thing we’ve seen to a “bad” review. Which isn’t really so bad.
#SpiderManFarFromHome: B-/C+. If you loved the teen-centric stuff in Homecoming, there’s more where that came from. Some of the comedy falls flat, but this film has A LOT going on – ultimately beneficial because it mostly distracts from stuff that doesn’t land quite as well. pic.twitter.com/1wVMyT5bv9
— Ben Pearson (@benpears) June 19, 2019
And, sadly, the internet’s greatest early screening critic couldn’t join the discussion.
I actually wasn’t invited to a screening this time unfortunately I can’t weigh in https://t.co/21vJh4YDcH
— Ben Mekler (@benmekler) June 19, 2019
Ok, we’re officially way excited now. July 4th weekend can’t get here fast enough, True Believers!
Images: Sony Pictures / Marvel Studios