Are your spidey senses tingling or, better yet, your Peter Tingle? They will be soon with the release of the newest entry to the Marvel Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, this latest entry is the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and the twenty-third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The super hot Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and he plays the role to the hilt mixing the naivety of a high schooler with the bravado of a superhero. Holland demonstrates he can hold his own in a movie that showcases his comic timing, boy-next-door looks, and action star persona. Rounding out the cast is Samuel L. Jackson returning as Nick Fury, along with Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, J. B. Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
I have to admit I went into this film a little skeptical after the disappointment of Men in Black International, but my hopes were lifted with this movie.
The film picks up shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker is still mourning the death of his mentor Tony Stark as he goes on a school trip to Europe with his classmates. It is genius how they weave the storylines into each other from movie to movie with the disappearance of half the world now being coined as “The Blip.” Everyone who has come back has never aged, but those who did not
disappear are five years older. While abroad, Peter is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck, also known as Mysterio, a master of trickery and illusion, to battle the Elementals, some very nasty and destructive creatures.
His adventure literally takes him around the globe with gorgeous locations filmed in England, the Czech Republic, Italy, and the New York metropolitan area. To go into more would spoil the plot, so suffice to say, I enjoyed Spider-Man: Far From Home tremendously. Now this is what you would call a summer blockbuster!