7. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Previous comic book project: Spider-Man: Homecoming
"“It’s easy to fool people when they’re already fooling themselves.” – Mysterio"
Spider-Man: Homecoming was a happy moment for Marvel Comics fans. While Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield were great as Peter Parker/Spider-Men, it felt right to see Spidey starring in his own MCU movie. Two years later, Tom Holland had to follow up his outstanding performance with a sequel. Adding to that, Mysterio was the villain this time around. The trailers may have made it seem like he was the hero, but the audience knew better.
There was a lot going on in this one and, despite having an antagonist no one cared about and following up on a nearly perfect movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home got the job done.
As a sequel, it did two things right. First of all, it followed up on questions regarding what’s next for Peter and Spidey after the blip and the death of his mentor Tony Stark. Peter had to gain the courage to become his own hero. Secondly, it set up the final part of the trilogy (No Way Home). The ending twist regarding Spider-Man’s identity was something that no one saw coming.
This was the perfect balance of Spider-Man being a hero and Peter protecting his secret identity. Watching him attempt to save the lives of his classmates while being unassuming was fun to watch. He also had to sneak around to help (Skrull) Nick Fury without being caught by anyone. Adding to the Spidey and Peter Parker drama comes M.J. telling Peter that she knew he was Spider-Man. It was sweet, awkward, and fit the characters’ personalities.