Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent.
Plot: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Director: Jon Watts
Aspect Ratio: 2.39.1
Runtime: 129 min
Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, Spider-Man: Far from Home stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the MCU
“Another entertaining installment inside Spider-Man’s world.”
This movie was shot with Arri Alexa Mini & RED RANGER 8K VV cameras, shot in 2, 2.8 & 8k with a final digital intermediate of 2k. As per the norm with UHD releases, it was also given a HDR color grade for your viewing pleasure in both Dolby Vision & HDR10. When it comes to the grain levels, there’s practically none at all, so yes, you will get a clean-crisp digital image throughout. I don’t hate grain, but a super clean image is always a plus.
The UHD disc is definitely the way to watch. Something that stands out more than the rest is the textures and detail on Spider-Man suit. It’s really sharp and you can notice the amazing work that went into it. (Also, as to be expected, close up shots of the various characters look at the standard of what UHD brings to the table.) Some of the highlights I jotted down include Chapter 7 during the fire-elemental monster scene blinding. Not only do you get bright greens coming from Mysterio, but the oranges and reds from the elemental against the night sky are blinding. Great use of the HDR. Chapter 10 during the high-tech illusion scene you will get some solid black levels, bright colors and detail. The CGI looks great and holds up nicely! Again in Chapter 11 you will get bright colors from the Netherlands when Peter is in an orange soccer jersey walking around a street market. This scene continues with the vast colors in the field of flowers — wow!
Sorry for the short write-up… just know going in that this is a solid disc because you will see improvements to detail, color and clarity across the board — it’s just not demo-worthy material. The 4K disc is definitely the best way to watch it and yes, you can notice the jump over the Blu-ray, I just want more. These Marvel movies are always something to get excited about, but I want reference grade, demo quality material — every time.
We are 23 films into the MCU and it doesn’t shock me how they can keep pumping out material. Even when Marvel misses, it isn’t by much and some how — by the power of Kevin Feige — everything stays on pace and the story continues to build. I ranked all 23 films top to bottom and this landed at #12 for me. We haven’t had a Marvel movie for three months and the next film isn’t until May, 2020. That means you have seven months until Black Widow releases… use that time to re-watch the entire franchise again!
For now you can guarantee that Spider-Man: Far From Home looks great on the UHD format and it’s recommended on both fronts. Make sure you go and grab a copy — you won’t be disappointed.
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