Spiderman: Far From Home is the first MCU movie to be released right after the legendary Avengers: End Game. With this, there’s a lot of pressure for the movie as it showcases the post-apocalyptic scenarios from its predecessor.
Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, returns in Spiderman: Far From the Home, the sequel to 2017’s Spiderman: Homecoming. Dealing with the aftermath of the Big Snap and other major losses, our friendly neighborhood superhero goes on to a school trip in Europe with his best friends and the rest of the gang. Having suffered for losing his mentor, Ironman, played by the iconic Robert Downey Jr., in Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker’s only mission in mind is to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks and focus on finally telling MJ, played by Zendaya, how he truly feels about her.
However, Peter’s romantic European getaway is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury, played by Samuel Jackson, uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent! As they were on the mission, they meet a new superhero: Quentin Beck, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Quentin is an interdimensional traveler whose alternate Earth was destroyed by mysteriously raging elementals, the same ones showing up on Peter’s Earth.
With this, the two heroes team up together to fight these elementals before they destroy everything. But, much like in Spiderman: Homecoming, Peter is torn between some approximation of a normal life and his perceived great responsibilities as a hero. In Spiderman: Far From Home, Peter keeps wanting Quentin to handle the problems so he can a little downtime with MJ. After all, he’s only a teenager who wants to enjoy his teenage years. But that just proves impractical for a number of reasons, including the fact that the elementals and his class trip keep clashing for increasingly hilarious reasons.
As with all superhero movies, the themes focus on power and responsibility, leadership, courage, confidence, perseverance, and rising up to face your destiny. Spiderman: Far From Home works as both an epilogue to that saga as a bridge to future films. A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance with action-packed superhero stunts, Spiderman: Far From Home stylishly sets the stage for the much-awaited new era of the MCU.