‘Far From Home’ Will Make You Question What’s Real and What’s Not …
Avengers: Endgame has come and gone — now it’s time for Peter Parker to step up in Spider-Man: Farm From Home. The first film in the franchise, Homecoming, was charming and met with extremely positive reviews. Does Far From Home have what it takes to quench the thirst of Marvel fans after the events of Endgame? Here’s what we thought … and remember, potential spoilers lie ahead…
Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place roughly 8 months after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The world is coping with the return of the victims of The Snap, and Peter’s coping with the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark. If you’ve seen Avengers: Endgame, you’re probably wondering how the world dealt with the return of half the population. Far From Home explains how Peter Parker and his classmates return to a world that continued 5 years without them.
when Peter’s class was returned by Hulk’s snap, they were brought back as they were when they left — but the rest of the world aged 5 years. Everyone who came back is left with no choice but to pick up where they left off, and for Peter, that means he’s still in high school.
We find Peter leaving for a class trip to Europe and being that he’s been through alot in the last year, he can use the vacation. His plan is to enjoy his time there and leave the Spider-Man stuff back home. He also plans to use the trip to confess his love for MJ, played by Zendaya. Sounds like an easy gig, right? Well, a superhero doesn’t get the luxury of choosing to take a day off, he’ll soon come to learn.
Right away, Peter runs into a giant water monster, which we soon learn is called an Elemental. Before Peter can jump into action to save his classmates, a strange new hero emerges from the sky — Mysterio. If you don’t know who that is, take a look at our Mysterio breakdown to better understand — specifically, Quentin Beck. As Flash Thompson puts it, Mysterio is like a mixture of Iron-Man and Thor!
Peter learns that Mysterio is working with none other than Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Together they are traveling the world investigating these Elementals that are threatening various locations. The Elementals take the forms of Water, Earth, Wind and Fire — the last being the most dangerous and only one left to take out. The crew needs the help of Spider-Man, but Peter is hesitant to jump back in the game so soon. What ensues is wild ride from start to finish …
Tom Holland once again knocks it out of the park in Far From Home. There are so many things going on it would be tough for anyone to handle, let alone a teenager. He’s grieving over the loss of his mentor, conflicted over spilling his guts to his crush and being pressured into jumping into not only another crisis — but filling the shoes of Tony Stark. Iron-Man’s presence is still felt throughout the film through a gift left to him by the hero … one Peter feels like he doesn’t deserve.
Zendaya makes a great MJ and together with Peter, they make an adorable, awkward couple. Peter’s best friend Ned is great as comedic relief — and he gets his own side story that we see from beginning to end. Happy Hoga makes a return appearance as he keeps an eye on Peter … and maybe one on Aunt May. Happy hits home the fact that Peter lost a mentor, but he lost a best friend, bringing the two closer.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays a sympathetic and likable Quentin Beck. He didn’t get a chance to save his world from the Elementals, and earns Peter’s trust as they attempt to take them down before they do it again. We’re questioning whether we’ll be seeing more of Gyllenhaal in the MCU, but when it comes to Mysterio, you never know!
Yes, there is one mid-credit scene and one post-credit scene. You’ll want to stick around for both — we just don’t know which one to be more excited for. The mid-credit scene was out of left field and will make Spider-Man fans jump for joy once they see it. The post-credit sequence is something we didn’t see coming, but those with sharp ears will have heard a subtle clue dropped by Nick Fury during Far From Home that references what’s to come.
Spider-Man: Far From Home was an incredible adventure that will leave you laughing and guessing. Like its predecessor, it leans more toward the teenage rom-com than a superhero flick, but you’ll have a fun time nonetheless. The film doesn’t exactly point the MCU in any direction, but it ends with Peter Parker’s future in question. We can’t wait to see what’s in store in the films to come.