“Spider-Man: Far From Home – Extended Cut”: A new swing at things

Spider-Man Far From Home trailer. Including the Spider-Man logo in "o" for "Home".

By George Quinonez ’21

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was a highly anticipated movie of the summer because the events within the movie happen right after “Avengers: Endgame”. With its phenomenal continuous character development, astounding plot, and stunning new scenes, “Far From Home” is a fun action-packed sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. 

After the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, Peter Parker/ Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is left without a mentor. Peter Parker struggles to overcome the loss of his mentor (Iron Man/Tony Stark) and does not know the role he has to play as a superhero. In order to take his mind off of that, he goes on a trip with his school to Europe. Mary Jane (a.k.a MJ) (Zendaya), Ned (Jacob Batalon), and Flash (Tony Revolori) all attend the trip. However, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) ruins Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s trip. Nick Fury taggs along with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) asking Spider-Man for help to fight elemental creatures that are terrorizing all of Europe. 

The continuous character development for Peter Parker/Spider-Man is phenomenal because of the new obstacles that he has faced within this movie. All the emotions that Peter felt in “Avengers: Endgame” carries on in “Far From Home.” He struggles with the losses that he faced. He also tries to be the “happy” Peter he once was. M.J. and Peter also grow closer together during this trip trying to understand what the relationship between them really means. Peter is doing the best he can to grab M.J’s attention during the trip. Also, of course, Ned and Peter’s relationship grows stronger as well. Ned is, as he likes to call himself in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, the “guy in the chair”. 

In addition, the stunning new scenes allow a taste of some more action as well as detail as to how Peter prepares for his school trip. There is a scene that was shown in the trailer, which shows a ton of action against low-life thugs. It’s amazing to see how overpowered Spider-Man really is against the thugs and it is very entertaining, causing the audience to be at the edge of their seats. The scenes where Peter prepares for his trip are hilarious because you get to see the humorous side of Peter.    

Furthermore, the plot is astounding because there is tension throughout the movie. Struggling to decide whether Mysterio is trying to help Spider-Man or not. However, Spider-Man and Mysterio have a lot of bonding time in the movie which confuses the audience just a little. The plot also helps Spider-Man grow as a superhero, and instead of being a teen, there are hints of adulthood being shown throughout the movie. However, some critics might say that this Spider-Man movie does not live up to the hype, especially after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” I beg to differ, this Spider-Man movie shows how well Peter has matured throughout the five movies in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) that he has been a part of. Yes, it might be super sad that Spider-Man has officially left the MCU because of the split between Marvel and Sony, but Spider-Man played a huge role in the movies that he was a part of. 

  • Run Time: 2 hours & 13 minutes 
  • Director: Jon Watts 
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, and Sci-Fi