From left, Dave Mason, Lisa Sobien and Jennifer Cole beam down to see “Spider-Man: Far from Home” at the AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Calif. (Photo by kind passerby)
By Fleet Capt. Dave Mason
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — Spider-Man swings into action in a movie with twists and turns, right down to the surprises after the closing credits.
Lisa Sobien, Jennifer Cole and I enjoyed “Spider-Man: Far from Home” during an Angeles mission July 13 at the AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills in the Los Angeles area.
Tom Holland continues to give one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most sincere performances as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.
In this movie, Peter simply wants to enjoy a European vacation with his fellow teen-agers, but he’s needed to fight mysterious, wicked forces with the help of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury (Samuel L.Jackson), S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and Peter’s friends M.J. (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon). At the same time, Peter is dealing with the loss of his mentor, Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who died saving the world in this year’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Can Spider-Man stand — or swing — on his own?
Back to help Spidey are Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Jon Favreau as Happy. In addition to the talented cast, the film features great writing by Chris McKenna and direction by Jon Watts. The script took us for a ride, then threw an unexpected plot twist that set the stage for the next “Spider-Man” film.
As always, fans appreciate the heroic Spidey, co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
After the movie, Jennifer, Lisa and I enjoyed dinner at a nearby P.K. Chang’s.