Story

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far from Home begins with Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and his friends MJ (Zendaya), Ned (Jacob Batalon), Betty (Angourie Rice) and their classmates going on a class trip to Europe. Meanwhile, Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulder) begin investigating strange natural disasters that appear to be otherworldly.

When the school trip is invaded by giant monsters, Peter is forced to team up with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), a mysterious new superhero who claims he is from another version of Earth.

As Peter tries to save the world again and work out how to tell MJ how he feels about her, he begins to realise that Mysterio might not be who he seems. Peter and his friends might be in more danger than he thinks.

Themes

Loss; grief; death; natural disasters; love

Violence

Spider-Man: Far from Home has some violence. For example:

  • A young man is punched in the pelvic region.
  • A young man is shot in the neck with a tranquiliser gun.
  • A young man accidentally knocks out another young man.
  • Superheroes battle monsters with superpowers and in hand-to-hand combat.
  • A young man is hit by a speeding train and survives, but he’s hurt.
  • There are action movie fight sequences.

Sexual references

Spider-Man: Far from Home has some sexual references. For example:

  • Teenage characters kiss briefly.
  • Someone implies that Peter has watched a pornographic movie.
  • A joke sequence suggests Peter was about to be intimate with a European model.

Alcohol, drugs and other substances

Spider-Man: Far from Home shows some use of substances. For example, people drink spirits and beer in bars.

Nudity and sexual activity

Nothing of concern

Product placement

The following products are displayed or used in Spider-Man: Far from Home:

  • Audi
  • Smartphones
  • Sony cameras
  • Nikon cameras
  • Sony headphones
  • United airlines
  • Doritos.

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in Spider-Man: Far from Home.

Ideas to discuss with your children

Spider-Man: Far from Home is the second movie in the recent reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. This movie is both consistently funny and touching, with strong performances from its central cast. Older children and adults are likely to enjoy this movie.

Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include:

  • being a loyal friend
  • looking after yourself even if you feel like you’re letting others down.

This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like revenge porn. For example, a young man tries to blackmail another character with an intimate photo.