SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is out now and this is one you need to see in the theaters for full effect! Is Spider-Man Far From Home good for the whole family? How does that PG-13 rating stack up for kids who have seen other Marvel films? Inside this Spider-Man Far From Home Parent Movie Review we talk about that. Plus the end credit scenes (yes, there are 2!) and when you can pee during Spider-Man.
About Spider-Man: Far From Home
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series!
Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!
Runtime: 130 Minutes
Spider-Man Far From Home Review
Spider-Man Far From Home was slated in a tough spot. The action in this movie takes place immediately after the events of Avengers: Endgame and has to deal with all the questions we had about the aftermath.
It does a great job navigating that storyline and keeps things lighthearted, in part thanks to the chemistry of the actors on screen.
If you don’t think Tom Holland is the most perfect Spider-Man EVER, then I don’t even know what to say about that. After a long and sometimes painful Spidey-search, I’m absolutely on board with Holland playing Spider-Man forever. Make it so, Marvel!
And Zendaya as MJ? She’s just what I want my teens to see in a woman in 2019. When these two are together, it makes for a happy Marvel Momma over here.
And we get a lot of Spidey and MJ together in this movie.
I’d say Spider-Man Far From Home is maybe more a teen coming of age story than a superhero story, in a way. Don’t get me wrong, there’s tons of action and plenty of ways for Spider-Man to flex his webs. And a healthy dose of Agents Fury & Hill as well.
But where this movie really had my attention was in dealing with the struggles these kids had navigating the Blip as it’s called. Some are physically 5-years older, but most are still emotionally stuck in those teen bodies and minds.
And since I’m a mom of a couple of teens right now, this was right up my alley!
An epic school trip to Europe is the opening these kids are looking for to strengthen those relationships and bonds that they crave. So there’s a lot of service paid to the fact that Peter Parker just wants to be a normal kid this time, not saving the world.
He wants a vacation, for goodness sake! But alas, with great powers come great responsibilities. And Fury is there to keep him in line with that.
I was fine with the whole Mysterio plot, minus feeling it was somewhat predictable. I’m not a comic book reader/fan, and I understand that makes a lot of difference with how you feel his storyline played out.
His action sequences and the final battle scenes went on a bit too long to hold my attention, and I’d think that might be something to consider for parents as well. If you are reading this Spider-Man Far From Home Parent Movie Review to decide if the little guys can handle it, I’d say a lot will depend on how they follow long action sequences.
One note: I loved a lot of the music in this movie. From Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You to The Go-Go’s Vacation, make a playlist, y’all!
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Are There End Credit Scenes In Spider-Man Far From Home?
It’s Marvel, so, duh!
There are two end credit scenes that you need to stick around for.
And, if you haven’t heard yet, they are both amazing. I won’t go into details here about what that might mean for the future of the MCU, but there are some implications on the Marvel movie lineup.
This movie signifies the end of Phase 3 and the end credit scenes certainly hint at some possible consequences for Phase 4.
When Can You Pee During Spider-Man Far From Home?
If you’re taking kids, you’ll probably need to know when you can pee during Spider-Man Far From Home. While it’s not as long as Avengers: Endgame, it’s still pretty long for a younger kid.
Or the mom who had 5 babies. Like me. Ahem.
Here’s where you can go to the bathroom during Spider-Man Far From Home:
- When the kids land in the airport after the flight. 15 minutes in
- When Peter leaves Fury and leaves the tunnel about 33 minutes in
- After the drone strike 40 minutes in
- When the teacher says “Peter! You’re not dead!” around the 1:04 mark
- When Peter wakes up in jail at 1:22 in
Spider-Man Far From Home Parent Movie Review
We’re taking the whole family this morning, but my youngest has seen all the Marvel movies leading up to Spider-Man Far From Home and (yeah, we’re those parents!) even more intense shows like Stranger Things.
I know she’ll be ok, but will your kiddo? Here are my thoughts about Spider-Mand Far From Home parent movie review.
- Language: there’s some, but it’s not over the top. Nothing Cap would need to address, anyway! This Spider-Man was mostly kid-friendly, especially when you compare to the language of movies like Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy.
- There is a shirtless Peter Parker scene and a pantsless one as well (boxers or briefs? Boxers!).
- One teen gives us the finger.
- There’s also a reference to a character watching an adult film, so you might have a quick younger kid asking, “what did that mean?”
- As far as violence is concerned, it’s nothing a Marvel loving kid hasn’t seen before. But the intensity of the final fight scenes, and even trying to keep up with what’s going on, was hard even for me to handle! It’s just… a lot. I’d caution if you have sensitive kids, and I’d also stay away from the 3-D versions of this one with kids.
- Emotional triggers: this is in the Spider-Man Far From Home Parent Movie Review section, but, to be honest: it’s for the adults as well. If you have a Tony Stark (one of the best Marvel Dads in the MCU) fan on your hands come prepared with some tissues. There are a few memorial moments, a couple of very Tony moments, and his presence is all over this movie. He may be gone, but he’s not forgotten.
Rating: 8.5 and slides easily into a top 5 spot of MCU movies for me
Spider-Man Far From Home Memes
You can’t have a Marvel movie without some memes. They just seem to go together.
You can find the best Spider-Man Far From Home spoiler memes without context on this post, but here are a few fun ones!
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.