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Why FAR FROM HOME’s Mysterio Misdirection Works

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Amongst SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME’s strongest features was its modernization of everyone’s favorite fishbowl helmet wearing foe Mysterio. The film’s clever marketing of Mysterio’s origins and reveal, however, showcases a disturbing inability to distinguish truth from illusion for both MCU characters and moviegoers alike. It’s a clever commentary on the power of weaponized misinformation, something very prominent in our modern media culture.