Spider-Man: Far From Home has officially been certified "fresh" on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. As of this writing, the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as well as the end of Phase 3) is sitting at 91 percent on the site, just one percent lower than its predecessor, Spider-Man: Homecoming. This comes after early reviews praised the film as a truly satisfying end to Phase 3, as well as a nice proper follow-up to the emotional events that transpired in Avengers: Endgame.
Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up not long after the end of Avengers: Endgame, showing a grief-stricken Peter Parker (Tom Holland) trying to take a vacation in Europe. Soon after arriving, he is recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and partnered up with Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), or Mysterio, to go up against the Elementals. Despite having to wrap up Phase 3 and put a bookend on the events of Avengers: Endgame, critics have thus far praised the film for keeping things "breezy" and "unpredictable" and featuring memorable performances from Holland and Gyllenhaal.
Now the film has become the latest in the MCU to be certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as the second consecutive film starring Holland to do so. Currently, the movie sits at 91 percent with 130 reviews tallied so far. When Spider-Man: Far From Home was officially certified as "fresh," Rotten Tomatoes sent out a tweet, which can be viewed below:
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the 21st movie in the MCU to get a certified "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, extending the Disney-owned franchise's winning streak and proving that there's still a lot of gas left in the tank after such a monumental game-changing movie in Avengers: Endgame. With Tony Stark now deceased in the universe, as well (and potentially serving as the Uncle Ben in the MCU), it would probably be a smart move to make an enduringly popular character like Spider-Man more of a front-and-center character. The fact that critics are embracing Holland's take on the character so far is a good sign, should that prove to be the road that Marvel Studios goes down.
Either way, Spider-Man: Far From Home's box office prospects are looking pretty good, being both critically well-received and following up Avengers: Endgame. Some predictions have the film opening to a massive $150 million, which would be considerably higher than Spider-Man: Homecoming's opening. In fact, if inflation is ignored, the movie has a shot at highest opening weekend for a Spider-Man film ever (Spider-Man 3 currently holds the record with $151 million). Considering the MCU's penchant for blowing past expectations and setting records, the chances of Spider-Man: Far From Home doing so are more than likely pretty high.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019