In the second installment of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man series, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker embarks on a trip to Europe with his fellow classmates eight months following the Blip that resurrected half of the world population five years after being disintegrated by Thanos’ snap. Peter is reluctant to abide by Nick Fury and Maria Hill’s orders to fight against a dispersion of elemental creatures, as he wishes to enjoy his trip for a few weeks without having to battle against evil. Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio, is introduced into the film’s plot as Peter’s ally, and eventually creates a connection with him that resonates with the fatherly relationship Tony Stark (Iron Man) once had with Peter. A film full of surprises, humor, and nostalgia, Spider-Man: Far From Home delivers a story that lives up to the expectations set by eager Marvel moviegoers. It not only provides a satisfying follow up to Spider-Man: Homecoming, but also the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. It is able to convey to the audience the state of mind that Peter is in following the death of Tony Stark in the most honest and heartfelt way possible, as he’s expected to continue high school and his role as Spider-Man. The film is explicit in the character development Peter has as a result of losing the mentor that played a prominent aspect in the heroic side of Peter’s life. The producers are successful in bridging the lightheartedness of the characters in Spider-Man: Homecoming to Far From Home, which is one of the many components that make this film so special to watch. Go with a couple of friends this weekend while it’s still in theaters if you haven’t been able to see it yet!
By Joylyn Gong