So, apparently, Spider-Man: Far From Home is good. And not good in an Ant-Man and the Wasp kind of way, but like, really, really good. Last summer, after Avengers: Infinity War rocked everyone’s world, the follow-up Marvel movie (Ant-Man and the Wasp) was seen as tepid in contrast. (We liked it for the record.) But, now, Spider-Man: Far From Home has an even tougher-act to follow: It’s the first MCU movie after Endgame basically closed the door on an entire movie era. But, early reviews are saying the new Spidey isn’t affected by that pressure one bit, and if you think you’re out of the woods with huge superhero spoilers, think again!
On Wednesday night, early non-spoiler reactions to Spider-Man: Far From Home started popping up on social media. These are critics who have seen early screenings of the movie and are literally just sharing their emotions about the film without getting too in-the-weeds about what the movie is about. If you know nothing else about Spider-Man: Far From Home before you go see it with your family, here are the three big takeaways from these early reviews: The movie is charming and lighthearted Zendaya as Mary Jane steals the show, and there are apparently huge Marvel movie spoilers that you’re going to want to avoid at all costs.
Here are some of the critics in their own words:
#SpiderManFarFromHome is both a great follow up to Avengers: Endgame and a solid Spider-Man story in its own right. It's funnier and more visually adventurous than Homecoming, with another killer soundtrack. Make sure you avoid the hell out of spoilers!
— Mike Cecchini (@wayoutstuff) June 19, 2019
So, spoilers are a thing again. Seriously, something big must happen in this movie. Will it involve Nick Fury? Will Spider-Man get sent to an alternate dimension? Will that cat from Captain Marvel reappear? Right now not knowing seems to be the best bet.
I know you hear this all the time, but I'm telling you avoid spoilers on #SpiderManFarFromHome. You will enjoy the film so much more…
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2019
A lot of people also pointed out that the movie is a good young, teen movie that is super-positive and heartwarming. So, if Endgame was the movie for the dads, maybe this is the Marvel movie like, actually for the kids.
#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
People also really like Zeynedya and thinking about old class trips they went on in high school. What more could you want!
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
Spider-Man: Far From Home confusingly comes out on a TUESDAY. That’s July 2, to be exact. So, start getting worried about spoilers two Mondays from now.
Also relevant: After Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out, it’s very likely Marvel will reveal whatever secret movies it’s planning for the rest of 2019 and 2020.