"Far From Home" enjoyable, surprising

I always promise to not spoil major elements of any movie I review.

That being said, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is definitely a fake-out.

If you saw all the trailers and have already seen the movie, you know a few things I might be talking about.

Then again, you're talking about the character Mysterio, the very name bringing a certain element of mystery to proceedings.

So while "Far From Home" was definitely a much different film than what the trailers portrayed, all the fake-outs and little twists were really good.

There's one major minor complaint I had about "Far From Home." It's that there is still some sort of chemistry between Zendaya's MJ and Tom Holland's Peter Parker that still feels a little off. I mean, I get it. They're super awkward people. Probably MJ moreso than Peter. But the awkwardness kind of bleeds over too far. Like, I want to believe in their falling in love (and that's not a spoiler. Come on, you knew that's where that was going.), but something is still off.

Maybe it's because we know all the reasons Peter likes MJ, because the movie is essentially from his perspective. But we still really don't know what MJ sees in Peter. Other than the fact that I guess she thinks he's cute. But that's hardly the basis for any solid relationship these days.

Jake Gyllenhaal is really good as Mysterio. He would make an equally good hero or villain, and just from "Far From Home," it seemed like he had been in Marvel for quite a while.

Finally, the two post-movie scenes (mid-credit and post-credit) could quite possibly be the best of any Marvel film, at least in recent memory. "Spider-Man: Far From Home" certainly saves the best twists for last ... and I mean really last.

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Malan is entertainment editor for the News & Eagle. He can be reached at jmalan@enidnews.com.

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