Not only does Spider-Man: Far From Home have big shoes to fill as it’s successor, Spider-Man Homecoming, was a monumental success, it also answered some open-ended questions- What happened to the people who weren’t affected by Thano’s snap and how is everyone dealing with life post Avengers: End Game?
Spider-Man: Far From Home finds Peter Parker heading out on a school trip to Europe. Before he leaves, he’s feeling the pressure and loss of Tony Stark’s death. Is Peter Parker ready to be the next “Ironman”? Peter wants to leave his Spider-Man suit behind and just be a kid again. As well as reveal his true feelings for MJ.
Tom Holland is by far my favorite actor for the Spider-man role. He’s adorable, awkward, and is a natural with his performance as the web-slinger. I’ve personally met Tom and he’s so sweet and down to earth and extremely gracious. A good teen flick crosses genres, and Spider-Man: Far From Home has over-the-top action scenes, with crazy CGI along with a dialogue that speaks to teens. It’s tough being a teen. Teenagers have so many emotions as they navigate self-discovery. To me, the Far From Home story is about Peter Parker coming into his own. I actually looked at this film through my daughter’s preteen eyes. She loved it and thought it was so much fun. I frequently caught her and her friend giggling over Peter Parker and MJ’s interactions.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home there’s obviously a ton of superhero stuff. Spider-Man has a few wardrobe changes and we even see him fighting in plain clothes which I loved. He fights over Avenger-sized events with a new friend called Mysterio who is perfectly played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Sadly, we don’t see a Stan Lee cameo but we do see some beloved Marvel characters such as Nick Fury. But deep down, the movie is a coming of age story.
Spider-Man: Farm From Home is Rated PG-13 and is in theaters July 2.