I’m not going to do is spoil Spider-Man: Far From Home for you. Instead, I’m going to urge you to see it for yourself. The newest SPIDER-MAN movie is exciting, funny, touching and enthralling — basically what you would expect from any movie in the Marvel Universe, but Tom Holland can really handle being sensitive and strong. Should you see it? Read on to find out why. No Spoiler Review: SPIDER-MAN: Far From Home
In this installment, the 2nd MCU Spider-Man, Peter Parker returns from “The Blip” – which is where everyone disappeared to at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. You may remember it as being called “The Snap”. When he comes back, he’s the same age, 16 (even though it’s 5 years later). Which means he still has to go to high school, much to his disappointment. They do talk about it – there are people who came back visibly 5 years older and THEY still have to finish high school. Peter is crazy about MJ (Zendaya) although he’s too shy to tell her that.
When he gets the opportunity to go abroad on a school trip he jumps at the thought of getting away and not being SPIDER-MAN. He sets off with his classmates and hopes he’ll get some MJ time. Nick Fury wants to try to connect with Peter, but Peter really wants a break. He just doesn’t want to be SPIDER-MAN right now, but will things go as planned?
Well, if you know Marvel movies, maybe not. Will he have to save the world again? He is still upset about the loss of Tony Stark and as a Marvel Fan, it felt totally right for Peter to have all these feelings.
A new character, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio, is introduced. Will he and SPIDER-MAN be able to stop a huge threat from wreaking havoc all over Europe? Will Nick Fury ever crack a smile?
As usual, there are sight gags, and a romance between his best friend and another girl on the trip, plus there is more Peter and MJ time.
While I’m not going to give you spoilers, there are three huge reveals in the film – stay to the very, very end to see the 3rd reveal. Your mouth will drop open — OMG!
Good for younger kids?
There is a lot of action in this movie, younger kids should be able to handle it – but you know if your kids will be scared or not. I would say that ages 7 and above should be fine to see it. I’m always pretty conscious of that when I screen a movie. SPIDER-Man does get beaten up but it’s a little more implied than shown.
The movie is directed by: Jon Watts, written by: Chris McKenna & Erik Sommer. It’s based on the MARVEL Comic Book by: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and produced by: Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. It stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.
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