Peter Parker goes on a school trip to Europe and gets roped into
saving the world from dangerous monsters with the help of Mysterio.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Directed by Jon Watts
Written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers
Starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Cobie Smulders, Martin Starr,
JB Smoove, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Angourie Rice
Sequel to 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming
and 2019's Avengers: Endgame
Based on characters from Marvel Comics
It's next to impossible to follow a film like Avengers: Endgame with anything, but I think Spider-Man: Far From Home does a great job of showing how the little people dealt with the Snap and the subsequent return. We get to see a world without Tony Stark, a world where Peter Parker suffers from survivor's guilt and has some impossibly big shoes to fill. This sequel closes out Marvel's Phase 3 with a satisfying continuation of Peter's story and a hint at the massive change-up coming soon in Phase 4.
Peter Parker is on a school trip to Europe, trying to enjoy himself and confess his feelings for MJ (Zendaya). However, Nick Fury ropes him into a fight for the world's survival and introduces him to Mysterio, an interdimensional warrior played phenomenally by Jake Gyllenhaal who has come to stop the Elementals, shape-shifting monsters from another world. Peter wanted a break after helping stop Thanos from erasing existence, and now feels like Mysterio could be the one to carry on Tony Stark's mission. What follows is a hilarious, action-packed, shocking, and emotional ride through Europe with Peter and his class as he once again struggles to be both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
I never had my doubts, as I've learned to trust Marvel Studios in all things, and of course Far From Home was a win. Tom Holland continues to show why he's the best actor who's ever put on those red and blue tights, and the supporting cast is better than ever. With an incredibly fan-satisfying cameo in the first post-credits scene, and a massive switcheroo in the second one, I can't wait to see what's in store for the future of the MCU.