Spider-Man Far From Home had a record-breaking opening in the US. Now, in India, it is expected to set the cash registers ringing. The film has received a positive response from critics. It collected Rs 12.10 crore on its Day 1.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame and ends its phase three. The sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming has Tom Holland reprising his role of Pete Parker. Helmed by Jon Watts, the film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Samuel L Jackson, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei and Cobie Smulders.
It will be interesting to see if Spider-Man Far From Home will be as big a hit as Spider-Man Homecoming which ended its global box office run at over 880 million dollars.
The Indian Express’ film critic Shalini Langer gave the film a 3.5-star rating and wrote, “Director Watts, who also wrote and directed the 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming, knows that he has a winner on his hands with the awkward Holland playing an even more awkward Peter-in-love, and with the charming Zendya as crusty MJ and the brilliant Batalon as his best friend Ned making a winsome threesome. Ned gets his own parallel adorable love story, and while he may be the overweight sidekick and she the straight-A, good girl, their relationship is not played just for laughs. Far From Home’s best moments come when it sticks to Peter’s school group, including two hapless teachers and many teenagers with different interests (plus one hunk with a crush on MJ).”
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Far From Home shows Peter Parker's struggle to move on from Tony Stark’s death: Tom Holland
Tom Holland, in an interview, said Far From Home is about Peter Parker’s struggle to move on from Tony Stark’s death and the responsibilities which come with being an Avenger.
"We had to say goodbye to him (Tony Stark). And this film is kind of how we deal with a life without our hero, Iron Man. Parker had a very special relationship with him. And the film is all about how he deals with it and how he kind of comes into his own,” he said.
Spider-Man Far From Home: Public Verdict
Spider-Man Far From Home will culminate Marvel Phase 3
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige had said recently that Spider-Man: Far From Home will bring the curtains down on the highly-successful phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
"“As we were working on ‘Endgame’, we realised that the true end of the entire Infinity Saga, the final film of Phase 3, had to be ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, because — spoiler — we lose Tony Stark at the end of ‘Endgame’,” he said.
“The relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark is so special over the five films that Tom Holland has portrayed Spider-Man in the MCU, that we needed to see where his journey went, and see how does Spider-Man step out of the shadow of his mentor, Tony Stark, and become the true hero that he was always meant to be,” he added.
Far From Home is the 'biggest opener in the Spider-Man franchise' in India
Taran Adarsh, in a separate tweet, also wrote, "#SpiderManFarFromHome highlights...
⭐️ Non-holiday release [Thu]
⭐️ Opens in double digits [₹ 10.05 cr] NBOC
⭐️ Biggest opener in the #SpiderMan franchise
Spider-Man: Far From Home collects Rs 12.10 crore on Day 1
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the Day 1 collection of Far From Home. He wrote, "#Hollywood continues to consolidate its presence in India... #SpiderManFarFromHome casts its web at the BO... Embarks on a flying start... Thu ₹ 10.05 cr Nett BOC [1945 screens]. India biz. All versions. Gross BOC: ₹ 12.10 cr. #SpiderMan"
The cast of Far From Home remembered the real heroes on July 4
Actors Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Zendaya thanked the US armed forces and its people who stay far from home, serving their nation. A video which was posted by the official Twitter handle of the film gave a glimpse of the special screening that was held for the real life heroes.
The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave Spider-Man: Far From Home a 3.5-star rating. She wrote in her review, "We are in the post-Endgame era, where the burden of saving the world is on the deceptively delicate shoulders of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Holland). Much of Far From Home’s conflict is driven by whether the 16-year-old wants that burden at all, longing as he is for both father figure Stark and love interest MJ (Zendaya). A school trip to Europe for which Peter, MJ and Ned (Batalon) have all signed up is, he believes, his chance to confess to MJ his feelings. So when a monster given the name Elemental (for drawing his energy from the elements) turns up at Venice, their first stop, he tries as best as he can to dodge the persistent and gradually more furious Nick Fury (Jackson). The person who steers him to rise to the occasion is a superhero-like Mysterio (Gyllenhaal), who claims to have come from another Earth and has surprisingly found a place very quickly with Fury. "
'Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans'
Editor-in-chief of ScreenCrush.com tweeted, "#SpiderManFarFromHome had the difficult task of following two epic Avengers movies AND Spider-Verse and succeeds by telling a smaller, classical story about Peter Parker caught between what he wants and what responsibility demands. Pure cat(spider)nip for Spidey fans like me."
'Far From Home is jaw dropping'
Managing Director for Cinema Blend, Sean O'Connell tweeted, "Ok friends. #SpiderManFarFromHome is jaw dropping. First half is a lot of fun, coasting on the good vibes of the HOMECOMING cast. But that second half is EXTRAORDINARY, delivering the BEST Spidey action ever. Most SHOCKING ending in a Spider-Man movie ever. Fans will flip out!"
Over a series of more tweets, he added, "A lot of people have asked. Yes, there are two #SpiderManFarFromHome end-credits sequences. They are VERY important. First one, without hyperbole, made me RIDICULOUSLY excited for the future of Spider-Man in the MCU. AVOID SPOILERS and EXPERIENCE IT fresh, at all cost. Excelsior!"
"Also, I'm crazy in love with the red-and-black #SpiderManFarFromHome suit, and will own multiple shirts in this pattern as soon as physically possible. Most favorite on-screen look for old Web head... ever?" he further tweeted.
'Far From Home has dethroned Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2'
Film critic Kevin McCarthy compared Far From Home with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. He tweeted, "FAR FROM HOME has dethroned Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 & is now favorite Spider-Man film. What’s insane is that I can’t even tell u why I’m so in love with this film because it would be a spoiler. Gyllenhaal is incredible. Holland re-confirms as the best Spidey to date. Amazing."
'Spider-Man: Far From Home is funny, exciting, romantic, goofy'
Fandango managing editor Erik Davis, in his early rection called Far From Home a “brilliant ground-level look at Spidey’s world and how events of Avengers: Endgame impacted everyday life.”
He tweeted, "#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"