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The Far From Home Error That Still Cracks Up Tom Holland

Being the first movie to follow Avengers: Endgame, which wrapped up with the death of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark, Spider-Man: Far From Home was sentimental as it explored how Tom Holland's Peter Parker grappled with life without his greatest mentor, and was silly as it saw Peter and his teen classmates head to Europe for summer vacation. For as many heart-clutching moments that Far From Home included, there were just as many (if not more) laughs. But what cracks Spidey star Holland up the most about Far From Home is an error that he just can't get over. 

Chatting with Fandango, Holland shared that he finds a continuity hiccup in the Spider-Man sequel to be laugh-out-loud funny. For the 23-year-old actor, it's hard to believe that five years after the events of Avengers: Infinity Wareveryone in Spider-Man: Far From Home has the exact same phone as they did prior to being "blipped." Even those who survived Thanos' (Josh Brolin) Infinity War snap seemingly hadn't splurged on a new phone, and Holland thinks that's totally, hilariously unrealistic. 

"I love that we jump five years in the future but the phones we have in the film are the same," said Holland. "Like, they didn't upgrade their phones in five years? [You'd think] they'd be hologram phones at that point."

Holland's co-star Zendaya, who plays Michelle "MJ" Jones in the current Spidey franchise, offered a practical explanation as to why high-tech hologram phones weren't spotted in Spider-Man: Far From Home: no one was focused on outfitting themselves with an upgraded mobile devices given everything else going on in their world. Even if they did want to get the newest edition of their phone, they probably thought it would be a silly thing to spend money on considering the circumstances. After all, Far From Home picked up not long after Avengers: Endgame, which brought back everyone whom Thanos (Josh Brolin) dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, and people were rightfully more concerned with dealing with the consequences of post-snap (or "Blip" as they call it in Far From Home) life than they were with their cellphones. 

This continuity error isn't as glaring as some other confusing moments in Spider-Man: Far From Home — most notably the fact that certain characters physically aged in the five years they were dusted away, suddenly reappearing as older and cooler (but not really wiser) versions of themselves, while others didn't. In fact, one of the big thorns in Peter's side in Far From Home was an aged-up character: Brad Davis, played by Crazy Rich Asians actor Remy Hii, who competes for MJ's attention and affection. Prior to the Blip, Brad, who was born in 2007, was a dweeby 11-year-old kid. When he remerged after Professor Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) snapped his fingers in Avengers: Endgame, Brad was a deceptive, arrogant 16-year-old — while Peter and his other pals hadn't aged a bit or changed in any discernible way. That error is arguably more worth Holland's attention, but it definitely isn't as funny. 

Hopefully when we next see Spider-Man on the silver screen, the people in his world will have caught up with the times and the newest versions of their smartphones.