Spiderman Far From Home begins with trinutes to Tony Stark, Captain America, Black Widow, and those lost in the Affinity wars with Thanos. It also introduces what they are calling the Blip. The Blip is that some of the people returning actually aged 5 years and did not comeback the same way they left. An interesting concept that is kind of cool and works providing some humor as one of Peter Parker’s rivals for MJ, Brad Davis is now an adult that all the girls fawn over.
This version of Peter Parker aka Spiderman played by Tom Holland is my personal favorite and much more of what we like being more in tune with the comics. MJ is played by Zendaya is also a different Mary Jane. She is kind of an eccentric and Gothic in tone. Aunt May is much younger and played by Marisa Tomei who has a love interest in Parker’s friend Happy played by Director John Favreau.
The first place Parker and his friends travel to is Venice. Where they are attacked by the Water Elemental, which wreaks havoc on the city. This is where we are introduced to Beck aka Mysterio played by Jake Gyllenhaal who has come to save this Earth from the Elementals that destroyed his 8.3 Earth.
Beck destroys the Water Elemental while Parker attempts to help. Nick Fury who Parker was trying to Ghost on his trip shows up to enlist the help of Spiderman because all the Avengers are too busy doing other things. Fury gives Parker Tony Stark’s glasses, which were meant for his successor. The glasses are equipped with the artificial intelligence E.D.I.T.H., which has access to all databases of Stark Industries and commands a large orbital weapons supply. Beck claims the Elementals killed his family and that he hails from a different reality, one among many in the Multiverse.
Parker rejects Fury’s call to arms, opting to rejoin his class, but Fury covertly redirects the school trip’s itinerary to Prague, where the Fire Elemental is projected to strike. It appears at a carnival, but Beck, with Parker’s help, destroys it. Fury and Hill invite Parker and Beck to Berlin to discuss the formation of a new superhero team. Parker considers Beck worthy of being Stark’s successor and bequeaths him the E.D.I.T.H. glasses. Unbeknownst to him, Beck is revealed to be a former holographic-illusions specialist at Stark Industries who was fired for his unstable nature, now leading a team of disgruntled ex-Stark employees and using advanced projector drones to simulate the Elemental attacks so that he can masquerade as a hero.
During all of this MJ figures out that Parker is Spider-Man, but she was only 67% sure. They discover that a piece of debris she retrieved during the carnival battle is a projector that presents a simulation of the Air Elemental, leading the two to realize Beck was a fraud. When preparing for another illusion, Beck discovers MJ took evidence of his deception. Parker travels to Berlin and meets with Fury, only to realize that the version before him is an illusion created by Beck. He battles multiple illusions before Nick Fury subdues Beck. Fury forces Parker to reveal anyone who has knowledge of the deception before being revealed as another illusion; ultimately hit by a train, Parker survives, albeit badly injured, and falls unconscious in a train car. Awakening in a jail cell in the Netherlands, he breaks out and contacts Happy. Happy flies Parker to London and reveals a suit-manufacturing machine left behind by Stark, which Parker uses to synthesize a customized costume. In London, Beck uses E.D.I.T.H. to orchestrate his biggest illusion yet, a fusion of all four Elementals, using it as cover to kill MJ and any others to whom she might have revealed his secret. Parker breaks through the illusion, regains control of E.D.I.T.H., and defeats Beck, who dies by a misfired drone gunshot.
As the movie ends, Parker returns to New York City and begins a relationship with MJ.
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Parker and MJ romantic high flying date is interrupted by a news broadcast where his real identity is exposed by J Jonah Jameson Bugle.Net. He blames Spider-Man for the Elementals’ attacks, broadcasting doctored footage of the incident filmed and recorded by Beck in which he incriminates Parker for his death and revealed his secret identity.
In another post-credits scene, the Skrulls Talos and Soren are revealed to have been masquerading as Fury and Hill the whole time, as directed by the real Fury, who commands a Skrull spaceship.
On our AllForSciFi ratings scale we give Spiderman Far From Home 4.25 Stars. It is a must see movie in the theater!