FAR FROM HOME Versus HOMECOMING: Which One Is The Superior SPIDER-MAN Film? SPOILERS

FAR FROM HOME Versus HOMECOMING: Which One Is The Superior SPIDER-MAN Film? <span style="color: red;">SPOILERS</span>

The webhead has had quite the extravaganza this past several months. Whether it was Spider-Verse, Avengers: Endgame, or the newly released Far From Home. So let's compare Homecoming with Far From Home...

After a hefty entree like Avengers: Endgame, us fans could really use a sugary dessert. Look no further, because Spider-Man: Far From Home gives us exactly that and more. However, let's not forget about Spider-Man: Homecoming, because that was a great addition to the MCU as well. So it's time to put these two wall-crawler films in the boxing ring, and go on from there.

The Plot



Homecoming's story took off from Captain America: Civil War's ending. Peter Parker just got finished fighting Cap and his fugitive heroes (contradicting, I know), so now he feels ready for the big leagues. Iron Man however is still his mentor, and wants him to keep a low but friendly profile in his hero work. 

Far From Home on the other hand, takes off from Endgame's conclusion. Peter Parker just got finished fighting Thanos and his army, along with attending Tony Stark's funeral. So now he feels it's only fair he gets a vacation from everything and simply enjoys himself. Iron Man is dead, but still very alive in Peter's heart. Both plots are very distinct from each other, but they both revolve around the high school, coming of age aspect. Homecoming was generally about Peter becoming a better Spider-Man, while Far From Home was about Peter trying to distant himself away from being Spider-Man. 

You definitely understand his reasoning though. I mean, if you fought an eight foot alien while watching your mentor die, your faith would be a bit shaken too. However, Homecoming just had a better Spider-Man plot and story in my opinion. 


The Characters



Far From Home undoubtedly upgrades some screen-time to characters who didn't get much to do in the last one. For instance, Betty Brant says a lot more with her being Ned's girlfriend for the majority of the film. Aunt May still takes a back seat for the most part, but not to the point where she's completely forgettable. Also, MJ feels more like an actual character here instead of a glorified cameo. In both Homecoming and Far From Home, all of the characters are likable in their own way. Except for Brad, who had no business being in Far From Home whatsoever. 

Villain wise, The Vulture and Mysterio are both incredible. Michael Keaton owned his role like a champ, and Jake Gyllenhaal knocks it out of the park. MJ as the leading lady was better than Liz, that's for sure. Zendaya really does a solid job here. It's nice to see Peter be with a girl that doesn't feel out his league, but just right for him. 

Last but not least, let's give a round of applause for the one and only Tom Holland. He's amazing as Spider-Man and Peter Parker for both films, and if he's going to be the MCU's next franchise face, then so be it. He deserves to be more than anyone else. 



The Action & Comedy



Action wise, Homecoming was sort of lacking. The movie had so much charm and wit, the average action was easily forgivable. However, the action takes an extra jolt of energy in Far From Home. The Elemental monsters were visually stunning, along with Mysterio who was nothing but spectacular to look at. 

Comedy wise, that's where Homecoming shined over Far From Home. The jokes in Homecoming were sometimes hysterical, but also well paced and put in the right place. Far From Home, while pretty funny at times, almost felt too comedic. The scene where Peter gets dropped off at this jail cell in the Netherlands should have been when the film got serious, but unfortunately, it just went right back to the jokes. Not a major flaw, but just an annoying nitpick. 

Regardless, both movies are highly entertaining and there isn't a boring scene in sight. 


Overall



Marvel and Jon Watts have really outdone themselves, delivering two great Spidey films that connect to the MCU. Personally, I still feel Homecoming is better than Far From Home, but not by large margin at all. You would have to try very hard not to like either of these. They're both fun and enjoyable, so I'm basically splitting hairs here.

One thing is for sure, it's a real good time to be a Spider-Man fan. 




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