Previewed: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-man: Far from home (PG13)
It’s safe to say that no matter what era of movies we’re in (and what company scoops him up), our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man will always find a way onto the big screen. He’s young, dorky, relatable and, most importantly, adored by all ages. The web-head already has nine big-time movies under his belt if you include his cameos in Avengers and Civil War, and for his tenth, he’s off on vacation.
That’s the beauty of appearing in a lot of flicks; no more original stories, just creative scenarios to put him in.
Far From Home takes Peter Parker out of Queens and puts him on a Euro-trip with his best buds, basically saying “hey, heroes need holidays too, you know.” But Peter soon learns that his alter-ego can’t be left at home when creatures known as The Elementals start rampaging around Europe, and he’s a little more important than the street-level hero he thinks he is.
That’s already a pretty strong selling point, but then enter Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio, a master of illusions and a know-it-all on the randomly appearing Elementals. Coincidence? Our spider-senses are tingling. If you’re a comic geek, you’ll know Mysterio as one of Spidey’s big villains, but here he’s acting as a hero to Spidey. We foresee a double-crossing, but the MCU likes to surprise its fans.
More importantly, Mysterio introduces Marvel’s ever-expanding multi-verse to the MCU. Already, that’s setting up big things for post-Endgame movies. Geez, give the web-slinger a break.
In cinemas Thursday June 4