Spider-Man vs. Mysterio
The great climax of the movie takes place in London around and around the famous Tower Bridge, where Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio has created another holographic attack – a great composition of Elementals from earlier in the film. His plan is to make the world believe he has defeated the threat, and then he will be considered the new earth protector – in Avengers place. Not cool.
Spider-Man parachutes from Happy Hogans Strong Industries jets and launches inside the hologram – takes off a clump of drones that produce the illusion. After a long battle with Mysterio controlling the drones remotely, Peter uses his "Peter tingle" to essentially look through Mystery's illusions and take out the drones that protect him.
Along the way, Mysterio catches some stray drone gunfire and seems to be by Peter's graciousness as Peter regain control of the Strong Arms system known as EDITH driving the drones. But in fact, the villain has a final illusion on the sleeve as it turns out that Mysterio was actually a fake, and the real one is trying to shoot Peter in the head at point-blank range. But Peter-tingle – his spider's sense – kicks in and Peter avoids being shot. Mysterio dies shortly after, determined in his conviction that the world's people will believe in something … We'll come back to this in a second.
MJ, Aunt May, Happy and Peter's Friends
While Spider-Man is interracial with Mysterio, Zendaya's MJ and Peter's other classmates, the meeting is held with Happy. The plan is to bring them to safety in Happy's jet, but it is immediately destroyed so they have to flee on foot and settle in the Tower of London Armory, where more drones are chasing them down. MJ clobbers one with a mace, Happy happily tries to pull a Captain America with a shield, and they admit all their deepest secrets just before the drones stand at the last minute, thanks to Peter's control over E.D.I.T.H. again. MJ, who still wears that mace, finds Peter on the bridge, and the two finally kiss. It's very sweet. Awww !!!
At home in New York, Peter gets Aunt May and happy to admit there is something between them. But it turns out that May has considered it a summer escape, much to Happy's dissatisfaction and surprise, and Peter comes out of Dodge – a web he'd rather not be intertwined with! Get it!
Later, Peter swings through Manhattan on his way to meet MJ. The plan is to take her to a classic Spider-swing around town, but unlike how this scenario has usually played out in the movies, MJ is screaming all the time and apparently fearing the experience. Who wouldn't be, really?
Mid-Credits Scene: J. Jonah Jameson
After a colorful credit sequence, mid-credit beats Spider-Man and MJ back in the middle of the city, where MJ claims she never does it again. As Peter gets ready to go, he is on a lamp post – these Manhattan scenes are very similar to last year's Spider-Man PS4 game – from swinging – to Spidey selfie, which Peter takes – and right down to the looks of no one but J. Jonah Jameson!
And it's not just J. Jonah not seen on the big screen since 2007's Spider-Man 3, but it's also JK Simmons representing his iconic version of the character from the Sam Raimi films. As in the PS4 game, we hear a broadcast break in the action, but now J. Jonah also shows a huge TV screen that restores TheDailyBugle.net. He claims to have pictures of what really happened in London and rolls it and shows a documented version of the final battle that seems to blame Spider-Man for the attack.
But even worse, Mysterio's last action was to record a video message revealing Peter's true identity to the world. Mirroring the End of the Spider-Man: Homecoming, when Aunty said the same thing when she learned the truth about her nephew, Spidey spits "What F …" as he puts his hands in the head in panic, and the scene cuts to black!
Post-Credits Scene: Talos the Skrull
Finally, after the rest of the credits have rolled, another scene unfolds, revealing that Nick Fury and Maria Hill have actually been Skrull regret the entire movie, all far from the beginning in Mexico. In fact, it is Talos and Soren (Ben Mendelsohn and Sharon Blynn) from the Captain Marvel movie who is now working with Nick Fury. They call Fury to explain to him how things went out during this week's long adventure – that is, not all that good – even though everything ultimately worked – and we see that Fury is on the beach, relaxing while he hangs up on Talos. Or is he?
The camera pulls out and it is revealed that the beach is just a hologram, and Nick is actually on a sort of spacecraft that apparently orders it, while various Scroll officers are hard at work. Could this be the MCU beginning of S.W.O.R.D. – a.c. Sentient World Observation and Response Department? Basically, it is S.H.I.E.L.D. type of organization in the comics that focuses on outer space threats. Considering everything that happened in the first three phases of the MCU, it would be very sensible …
We have to wait for Marvel's Phase 4 to find out! What did you think of the end? Tell us in the comments! And don't forget to check out our Spider-Man: Far from Home review and the story of the Spidey villain Mysterio.
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