When you get bitten by a radioactive spider and suddenly receive supernatural powers, life should be a hundred times easier, right? That’s not the case for Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in the new Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Far From Home. As a teenager, Peter is having trouble processing many events in his life: Tony Stark is gone, he’s been labelled as an individual that ‘blipped’, he’s that awkward kid you can’t remember even though you sat next to him several times, and he has a new crush––for him, life is everything but easy.
Still needing to hide his identity (because “I can’t let anyone know who I am!”), Peter and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), attend events to console the individuals that have suffered from, what is referred as, ‘the Blip’––All is well for a short period of time. With the European school trip coming up and a girl to ask out, Peter decides to leave his suit behind.
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Peter and his friends are visiting historical sites around Europe when Elemental creatures decide to create havoc across the continents. In order to prevent a very secretive Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) from tranquilising or killing any of his friends, Peter reluctantly follows him into a secret base, meeting the man he helped to defeat the Water Elemental. Introducing himself as Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), A.K.A Mysterio, he thanks Peter for his bravery and asks him for his help.
Peter politely declines, not wanting anyone to know that he is Spider-Man and wishing to have a perfectly normal vacation—as well as getting the chance to confess to his crush. But Fury has something else in mind, upgrading Peter’s trip with better accommodations, luxurious transportation and wondrous events. “No one will know that you are Spiderman if you are here,” Fury says; Peter’s plan to sit beside MJ just went down the drain.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home is a new hope for the Marvel fanatics who were left upset after Avengers: Endgame, believing it to be one of the last movies from Marvel—especially after Stan Lee’s death in 2018. With the limelight focusing on the youngest Spider-Man ever, Tom Holland amazes the viewers with his acting skills and physical prowess.
Although Beck (Gyllenhaal) is an interesting character, he is very underdeveloped––like his team. As an important character to portray Peter’s growth, he takes advantage of Peter’s purity and trustworthiness.
With rumours of a potential third film floating around, where will the next movie take us?
Overall, this movie was a worthwhile watch. Bring your friends and family members and buy the largest popcorn you can purchase, maybe two! It is filled with lots of action and comedy but most of all it showed the audience how many individuals doubt themselves and what they can do to overcome it.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in cinemas now!