At some point in Spider-Man: Far From Home, Mysterio invites Peter into a bar in Prague to have a drink. Peter mentions that he is not yet 21 years old, referring to the US (NY?) drinking age. 21 however is no relevant age for drinking in Europe (wikipedia) with various levels of legal complications (drinking in public, purchasing, levels of alcohol, ….

Admittedly, the situation is not appropriate for him to have his first alcoholic drinks. But what really is the line of reasoning here?

  • Peter just didn't consider that Czech legislation might differ from US (NY?) legislation because drinking just wasn't interesting for his travel preparation.
  • It's still a school trip, so the US regulations still hold as part of his school's regulations?
  • We are to assume he holds to the US laws as moral compass and shouldn't drink below 21, no matter the local legislation?
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    It was a reference to he being blipped and not 21 like those who are not blipped. – J M Jul 21 '19 at 13:02
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    basically he doesn't want to drink at that time. telling someone you're not old enough to drink is actually one way of telling no decently. it's not about law. in real-life law doesn't start a manhunt for you if you drink a beer before turning proper age. – Vishwa Jul 22 '19 at 5:00

An out-of-universe answer will be: to not show a bad example to the American spectators.

To be clear, the movie came out in America and showing one of their characters drinking below the age of 21 will be a subversive way to disturb the audience. Even if it's only showing the difference between countries, you still need to be a good example for your own country.

An in-universe answer will be: Spider-Man is a hero, he has a code and he wants to be a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man as he has said so much. His values are really high and more important in this movie because he wants to be a better person after

Tony Stark death

We can assume for him the US law is his moral compass, as you said.

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    Iron man is a hero, he drinks constantly. So was Thor – Vishwa Jul 22 '19 at 8:31
  • Also most trips like the one Peter Parker is on forbid the students from drinking, so showing back up drunk might get him in trouble. – Styxsksu Jul 22 '19 at 17:58

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