Spidey’s adventure becomes an enjoyable mix of storming

In fact, after helping to save the world he really needs a vacation, and is embarking on a transatlantic trip with schoolfriend Ned (Jacob Batalon) and potential love interest MJ (Zendaya). However, when their first stop in Venice becomes a fight for survival thanks to some giant monsters called Elementals, Peter finds himself called up for Avenger service by Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and teamed with a new superhero named Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

As Peter and his schoolmates – along with the baddies – stop off at cities including Prague, Berlin and London, Spidey’s adventure becomes an enjoyable mix of storming special effects and National Lampoon’s European Vacation-style road trip silliness. Martin Starr is hilarious as hapless teacher Mr Harrington, who manages to screw up at every turn (JB Smoove’s witch-obsessed Mr Bell falls flat, alas), there are a few fun digs at American tourists abroad, and some neat European clichés, too, such as the incredibly polite people of the Netherlands and a rescue involving Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan landing Stark’s jet in the middle of a tulip field.