Tom Holland made his way into living rooms this week with the release of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” to rental outlets.
In the third installment of the “Spiderman: Homecoming” series, Peter Parker (Tom Holland, “The Impossible” and “Avengers: Infinity War”) decides to join his best friends Ned (Jacob Batalon, “Every Day” and “Avengers: End Game”) , MJ (Zendaya, “The Greatest Showman” and “Zapped”) and the rest of the gang on a European vacation.
However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson, “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown”) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Holland said in a Fandango interview that the hard part with this third Spider-Man film is that it’s the first movie he’s made without Robert Downey Jr., whose character Iron Man died in “Avengers: Endgame.”
“It was a bit daunting, but that’s why it was nice to have Jake Gylenhall come in and play Mysterious in this film, because he kind of fills the shoes of Peter’s mentor and he does it really nicely,” he said.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.
The movie is rated very highly by both critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, with an audience rating of 95 percent and a critics rating on the Tomatometer of 90 percent.
“A breezily unpredictable blend of teen romance and superhero action, ‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ stylishly sets the stage for the next era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” said the website’s critics consensus.
Other films released to rental outlets this week include:
n “Doom: Annihilation,” directed by Tony Giglio and staring Amer Chadha-Patel, Amy Manson, Dominic Mafham, Louis Mandylor and Nina Bergman. A secret base used for scientific research on the Martian moon, Phobos, sends an alarming distress call. As UAC marines answer the plea for help, they discover that the moon has been invaded by a horde of demons.
The film is rated R for bloody horror violence and language.
n “Jarhead: Law of Return,” directed by Don Michael Paul and staring Yael Eitan, Ben Cross, Amaury Nolasco and Jeff Pierre. An accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces, and son of a U.S. Senator is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the accident, he is taken captive by the Hezbollah faction in Syria.
The film is rated R for scenes of violence, sexuality/nudity and strong language.