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Spider-Man: Far From Home

July 5, 2019

 

 

Peter Parker: Everywhere I go I see his face. I just really miss him.

 

Happy Hogan: Yeah, I miss him too. I don't think Tony would have done what he did, if he didn't know that you were going to be here after he was gone.

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home brings the Infinity Saga to a conclusion according to Marvel's Kevin Feige, and it could also be considered a bridge to the next phase in the MCU. After the build up to Avengers: Endgame, I guess you could say I was emotionally spent and I intentionally stayed away from a lot of the build up to Spider-Man. I went into the movie with a truly open mind to where this new story was going to take me.

 

Far From Home picks up where Endgame left off. The world is mourning the loss of Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow. We get caught up on how the world is now that the snap has been undone. Five years have passed for some characters while others have just returned to the world having lost that time, and yet in a way, not losing time because they did not age the five years. I know, this time stuff gets complicated.

 

Peter Parker is trying to come to grips with the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark. He is also trying to figure out where he fits into the world as his superhero persona, Spider-Man. When we catch up with him, his class is preparing to head to Europe on a Summer school trip. 

 

Even on vacation, trouble still manages to find the teenage Avenger and Nick Fury desperately needs his help. Apparently, not one of the remaining Avengers are available and Spider-Man is needed to step up. Peter is feeling conflicted between being a regular teenager on a Summer vacation and a superhero needed to protect the world. This is where we are introduced to a new mysterious superhero on the scene, the aptly named Mysterio. 

 

In the comic books, Mysterio has been a long time nemesis of Spider-Man and other superheroes, but this version has arrived from another universe with good intentions. He quickly fills the role of father figure and mentor for Peter, something he has been desperately missing since the loss of Tony. The two will need to team up to fight the next big threat to our planet.

 

I won't go any further into the story so I don't spoil it for you. I really enjoyed this movie, maybe even more so than Homecoming. I really loved the action and I think that the special effects have finally reached a level where the "spidey" action can truly be done the justice it deserves. It still has the elements of a teenage romantic comedy which stays true to the Spider-Man story. 

 

I always look for the lesson we can learn from the Hero's adventure, the deeper meaning. I believe this movie brings to light the importance of being true to yourself instead of trying to be like someone else or who you think you should be according to other people's opinions. I think it's similar to what we saw Thor deal with in Endgame and how his Mother's wise words helped him realize to choose his own path and be true to himself.

 

If you enjoyed Spider-Man: Homecoming I think you will be pleased with Far From Home. I want to see it again in 3D because I imagine some of the visuals will look really cool. Remember to check out the two end credit scenes that have importance for the future of the MCU. I am looking forward to seeing where the next phase takes us.

 

 

 

 

 

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