2. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home barely edges Spider-Man 2, and mainly because this film includes the best Spider-Man moment to date: the Peter Tingle hallway fight.
Spidey Sense, or Peter Tingle as they’re currently calling it in the MCU, is one of my personal favorite superpowers ever, and one of the most overpowered ones as well. We have seen the MCU version of Spider-Man, as long with the other two versions, use their Spidey Sense to warn them of dangerous objects or people coming their way. However, we have never seen this power utilized in this way.
The hallway drone fight takes Peter’s most important power and puts it on full display. The scene was shot tremendously, taking away the sound and peeling back so much to perfectly show JUST this power being used. The use of the hallway openings having him swing in and out of the room allowed for much more to be shown and done The moment that Peter closes his eyes to make it through the drones still gives me chills to this day, and his “you can’t trick anymore” is still such a perfect line.
More than just that, this film is a wonderful representation of who Spider-Man is and who Peter Parker is. After fighting Thanos, twice, and losing such an important person in his like in Tony Stark, he, rightfully so, wants to take a step back from the whole crime fighting thing. He is still a kid; still going through all of the turmoils of growing up, and wanting to be able to live his life as a normal teenager instead of a high flying Avenger.
He travels overseas to get away from everything on a school trip, but for Spider-Man, he’s always going to be needed. The dichotomy between who Peter wants to be and who Spider-Man has to be is done in such a perfect way that makes you feel for the character in every sense.
Not to mention, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio quickly becomes one of the best villains of the entire MCU how he was, and still is, able to fool the entire planet into believing what he wants them to believe. The fights in this film were epic, and the end of this film provided a shocking moment that would change the course of Spider-Man’s life forever.
There is honestly so much to love about this film, and so much this film gets right. Whether it’s dealing with grief, loss, PTSD, trust, or just growing up, Far From Home gets it right in every sense of the word.