Spider-Man: Far From Home is generally pretty spectacular. No pun intended, it’s just almost impossible to praise a Spider-Man story without drawing on one of the many adjectives that have been used to describe him. Really, it’s a testament to how incredible Spider-Man media has gotten lately that Far From Home isn’t the best Spider-Man story we’ve gotten so far.
But in keeping with the theme of this blog, I want to complain about its biggest missed opportunity. Specifically, regarding the sub-plot in which (very mild spoilers) Peter Parker gets a new costume and pretends to be “Night Monkey,” a European knock-off of Spider-Man, in order to prevent people from noticing that famous New York super hero Spider-Man had a brief stint in Europe that happened to exactly coincide with Peter Parker’s class trip. At no point in this sub-plot is there a scene where “Night Monkey” puts on a fake British accent to pretend to be European, and Ned comments that it’s an awful accent and he should probably just avoid talking in the Night Monkey costume altogether. Maybe they thought it was too obvious? Because I surely can’t be the only one who thought of this.
On a similar note, Infinity War and Endgame represented probably our only chance to have Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberpatch reference Sherlock Holmes on screen together, and it never happened. All it would’ve taken is one line! The MCU’s meme generation department is asleep at the wheel here!