Tom Holland as Spider-Man

Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Why it’s worth your time:

Spider-Man: Far from Home tells the story of high schooler Peter Parker as he embarks on a school field trip across Europe. Peter is just like most of his classmates except for one important secret: He is also the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Peter wants to have a normal trip but his responsibilities as Spider-Man take him away from his carefree vacation.

This movie is very entertaining and engaging, with great acting, exciting fight scenes, and good comedy sprinkled in, which makes this an engrossing, well-rounded, fun superhero film.

It stands out from other Spider-Man movies in terms of acting because Tom Holland is widely regarded as the best Spider-Man, as he’s able to capture the essence of Peter Parker while still being believable as a superhero. The other actors were either good at being Peter or Spider-Man. Holland is good at both.

The takeaway:

Some major themes include coming-of-age and trying to fit in and live a normal life while dealing with larger-than-life responsibilities that make it difficult to do so. You can see that Peter sees himself as a regular teen, because he deals with regular teen struggles, such as having feelings for a girl and being afraid of rejection. But this is set against the backdrop of a superhero movie.

While it’s entertaining for everyone, it’s especially relatable for teens. The school kids in the movie do a good job of being believable as kids in today’s world.

Watch it with:

Family or friends of any age who want to have a good time. It’s a blockbuster that’s best enjoyed for Movie Night.  The parent’s perspective: funny and entertaining, and a great movie to watch with the whole family.  It is especially relatable for teenagers.

Worth noting:

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and includes characters and themes from Avengers: Endgame (2019) so it would be best understood if those were watched beforehand.

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