The latest installment in a venerable franchise, Spider-Man: Far From Home honors its original source -- the Marvel comic book series created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko -- by combining great action sequences with a welcome sense of humor. We follow Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) as he travels to Europe, hoping to win the heart of M.J. (Zendaya), but his responsibilities as a superhero come with him as well, leading to a fun and exciting adventure.
Swinging into theaters on a wave of positive advance notices, Spider-Man: Far From Home is now playing in theaters nationwide. What's coming up next for those of us who love movies that deliver action with a sizable sense of humor? Here are three to tickle anyone's fancy.
Lawfully-inclined Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and criminally-minded Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) must put aside their differences to team up against a superpowered villain (Idris Elba). Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González and Helen Mirren also star in what looks like an action-packed adventure with a self-mocking comic attitude.
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Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) stars as Dora, an adventurous young woman with a great sense of humor who loves solving mysteries. She doesn't hesitate to set off on a mission to rescue her parents, accompanied by a group of new friends. Michael Peña and Eva Longoria also star.
JJ (Dave Bautista) is an intelligence operative who may be a bit too brutal for his own good; Sophie (Chloe Coleman) is a 9-year-old girl who blackmails JJ into training her as an undercover agent. Comedy ensues, naturally, along with a passel of entertaining action scenes. Kristen Schaal also stars.