Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place a couple of months after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) goes on a class trip to Europe where he plans to confess how he feels to MJ (Zendaya). However, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits Spider-Man into helping defeats monsters named Elementals with the newcomer super-hero, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
2018 is officially over and what a year it has been. 2018 has been a bit disappointing movie wise because while I liked a lot of films, this year’s films ultimately didn’t stick with me as they have done before, there weren’t many films that I absolutely loved and remembered. And keep in mind that I still haven’t seen some of the newer released Oscar buzz films like If Beale Street Could Talk or Burning.
Honorable Mentions: Never Goin’ Back, Eighth Grade, Black Panther, The Hate U Give, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Annihilation, and Bad Times at the El Royale. These are all great films that I debated putting on this list, but didn’t make the cut.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse surrounds Miles Morales, a teenager who gets bitten by a radioactive spider, he stumbles on the original Spider-Man, Peter Parker, who is in the midst of fighting against Kingpin who opens up a collider to different dimensions that allowed various spider people including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Noir, and Spider-Ham to come into his dimension. Now everyone must try to get back to their dimension before reality collapses onto itself.
Into the Spider-Verse is an utter delight. It’s nice to see an origin of a story we’ve seen a million times before, but through a different perspective. Miles is a worthy Spider-Man and I’m glad that more people will know his name because of this film. The voice cast gathered for this film is amazing. Shameik Moore is a stand out as Miles. I can’t think of a better person than Jake Johnson to play a middle aged, worn out Peter Parker. Nic Cage was amazing as Spider-Noir, and as a huge fan of John Mulaney myself, he totally encompasses Spider-Ham’s persona, though I wish there was more of him.