Spider-Man: Far From Home is the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short). Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man is a sixteen-year-old who was bitten by a radioactive spider and giver the powers of a spider. He then takes on the responsibility of looking after the crime-ridden streets of New York City. In the first movie of the newest Spider-Man franchise starring Tom Holland, Peter meets Tony Stark, a.k.a. Ironman, and joins the Avengers, a group of superheroes who fight off the supernatural. In the events of Avengers: Endgame, Tony gives up his life in order to save half of the universe that was wiped out, but that’s a different story. In the new movie, Peter is faced with the challenge of protecting Earth while attempting to fill the shoes of Tony. However, Peter must also deal with the challenges of a class trip, a girl he likes, and trying to be a normal teenager.
The movie has an interesting plot and is thoroughly enjoyable. The story is presented in a way that will have you both laughing and crying by the time the movie has ended. Not only does Peter pretend to be a European Spider-Man knock-off called Night Monkey, but he also has to cope with his grief over Tony’s passing. Spider-Man learns independence, how to deal with grief, and that Back in Black is not a Black Sabbath song. Overall I give this movie a B+.
Want to check out some Spider-Man graphic novels before seeing the latest movie? Come to the Hoboken Public Library for great selections like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, The Amazing Spider-Man: Amazing Grace, and Amazing Spider-Man. Venom Inc.
Written by: Annie McGraw