There is nothing revelatory as Peter’s science class embarks on a trip to Europe, but it is thoroughly entertaining to watch Holland play sweet and flustered around the macabre Zendaya while Watts lets his supporting cast (including stealth comedy weapons Martin Starr, J.B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Tony Revolori) run loose in the background. For about half an hour, it’s as if the rest of the MCU doesn’t exist, and the result is an enjoyably light excursion. Even the roughly five-dozen references to Iron Man feel justified, given the sincere bond the MCU has crafted between the fallen hero and his over-his-head protege Parker.
But then the corporate obligations arrive, and promptly weigh the story down. Now Watts has to juggle Parker’s engaging lovesickness with a visit from superspy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, looking mighty angry, possibly because he knew this film was going to destroy his Shaft reboot), plus a left-over Stark Technology subplot, and some initially fascinating but ultimately pointless jabber about parallel universes. And “pointless” is the skeleton key to unlocking Far from Home’s narrative – almost everything that unfolds here doesn’t matter by the film’s “gotcha!” ending(s). For those who like such narrative ducking and weaving, Far from Home is an all-you-can-eat buffet of greasy fake-outs.
t is a movie based on Florida’s biggest fears: A Category 5 hurricane and massive gators.
The new Paramount Pictures movie “Crawl” takes place in a Florida town and depicts a fictional hurricane that brings out hungry alligators that will feast on those who did not evacuate.
If you live in Florida, you can understand why this hits close to home. Spoiler alert: Florida has both of these scary things.