Spider-Man: Far From Home

Celebrating Our 59th Monthsary with Spider-Man: Far From Home, a Review

We just celebrated our 59th Monthsary. I can’t believe it’s been almost 5 years since Mahal wooed my entire family to pay his respect and ask for permission to exclusively date me.

We really didn’t have anything planned because both Mahal and I are so busy. He’s graduating from his DTI course this week and he’s finishing his requirements while I’m busy doing client work, farm stuff, and taking care of Tuz and our tiny home.

When we finally decided to go to the city to eat out and watch a movie, it was already a little late in the evening. Good thing that we caught the last full show of Spider-Man: Far From Home. I find this British actor, Tom Holland, so cute! I’ve been wanting to see this movie since it was released last July 2! It’s been almost two weeks and it’s still at the top of the box office!

Before I write my review about it, here’s a little quick dinner date we had at BonChon in Ayala Centrio, downtown Cagayan de Oro.

BonChon

It was just my 3rd time eating at BonChon. The first was back in Alabang with my friend and Tuz’s godfather, Dennis. The second time was with Mahal, also in Alabang. Then last night at this branch here in CDO. If we had more time to spare, I would’ve loved for us to dine at one of the usual restaurants we go to like Gerry’s Grill, Bigby’s, TGIFriday’s, Boy Zugba or Cabalen. But because we were pressed for time and I didn’t want to rush eating my food, we opted to dine at one of the fast-food places still open late in the evening.

The food was delicious and filling. It was more than enough to pacify our hunger so we can, later on, focus on watching Spider-Man.

Now, about Spider-Man: Far From Home… I’m so glad they allowed our 3-year-old boy inside. The last time we tried to watch another Marvel movie (Infinity Wars), they didn’t allow our little boy.

Spider-Man: Far from Home

I will just base my review from what I remember. After all, it’s a 2+ hour movie and how I wish I have a copy of it right here and right now so I can watch it again and again and again… and memorize all the details! There might be spoilers on this post so in case you haven’t watched it yet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

OOTD

OH MY GOD!!! This could be the best Marvel movie I’ve ever watched so far! All my emotions came rolling out of me it was like being in a roller coaster ride! I laughed, I cried, I got mad, I got sad, I was kilig (what’s the English term for “kilig”? — romanticallly excited, yeah!…) Oh wait, all Avenger movies did this to me, even Captain Marvel (which I also loved by the way despite all the negative feedback on that movie).

A few minutes into the movie and I was already tearing up inside with that reference to Tony Stark (I miss Tony Stark sooo much!)

Then, of course, there was his best friend, Ned Leeds (played by Jacob Batalon, who is a Filipino-American actor by the way) and his surprise love interest who provided a lot of comic relief to this otherwise heart-tugging Marvel movie. Remembering all their lovey-dovey moments still, make me smile.

I liked the fact that they didn’t deviate much from how I knew Spiderman from way back when it was Tobey Maguire who played it… Peter Parker is still this young adolescent guy, just basically getting through his puberty, torn between having this great power, hence great responsibility, and basically just wanting to live his life like any normal teenager with a love interest. That tug o’ war between the two sides of Spiderman definitely tugged at my heart too. I felt his pains and hesitations.

And I knew it!!! I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! I didn’t read any reviews about the movie prior to seeing it so I have no idea whatsoever what the plot of this movie will be. But in that instant, when Peter Parker was about to hand Tony Stark’s glasses to Mysterio / Quentin Beck (played by Jake Gyllenhaal who played the role so well by the way), I knew he was a bad guy! And just when I thought there’s no way Spiderman can beat Mysterio especially after he got that multi-billion dollar artificial intelligence, EDITH, he went and beat him anyway! I am having goosebumps as I write this. It’s just pure genius!!! My mind is blown away by the vastness of the powers of EDITH and what the Marvel Cinematic Universe still has in store for us all in the future. Their world, actually, their universe, is just getting bigger and bigger and we can’t wait to witness all of it. Multiverse might really not be an illusion after all!

And isn’t Tom Holland just so fantastic? You’d forget he’s British because he does the American accent so well! I did! I actually had to Google his name just to make sure he is indeed British.

This movie is so action-packed and so full of subplots that I can’t believe the 2 hours were already up! Where did the time go? It’s the end already? And as loyal Marvel fans, Mahal, Tuz and I stayed until the very end of the movie credits. We were the only people left inside the cinema, and we’re so glad we did because we saw TWO EXTRA SCENES in Spider-Man: Far From Home. One appeared midway through the credits and the second was towards the end of all the credits. OMG!!! You have to watch them!

I don’t know yet what it all means but I am very excited to watch the next installment in the MCU. I am still depressed about End Game and Tony Stark dying (huhuhu!) but Spider-Man made me forget it, even for just a bit.

So until then.

And remember, if you’re just about to watch Spider-Man: Far From Home, STAY UNTIL THE VERY END and wait for those extra scenes!

 

TODAY’S HOT TIP!

“You are not a product of your circumstances. You are a product of your decisions. Decide well.”  –  Stephen Covey

 

See you tomorrow!

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