The following post contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is about heroes and villains, spider-guys and mystery men. But it’s also about a theme with huge and extremely timely relevance to our own non-super world: The power of belief.

The new video essay above by ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey explores how belief — in oneself, in the media, in the authorities — is crucial to everything that happens in Marvel’s latest blockbuster. It’s what Mysterio uses upon his arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s the thing that will propel Spidey into his next film following Far From Home’s shocking cliffhanger. It’s also something that drives our society, and particularly the world of politics, so understanding this element of the film is more important than ever.

If you liked this video about the power of belief and Spider-Man: Far From Home, check out some more of our videos below, like our predictions for what will happen in the next Spider-Man movie, our video on exactly how long Nick Fury was replaced by a Skrull, and a list of all the Easter eggs in Far From Home. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters now.

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