nick wibert’s review published on Letterboxd:
Mysterio in this movie is basically a hybrid of Lou Bloom from Nightcrawler and Syndrome from The Incredibles. Just wanted to say that before someone else beat me to it.
Overall, it’s a pretty solid sequel, but it has more than a few weak character moments and action sequences. Even so, there are times where it manages to really stick the landing with great emotional beats and some awesome sequences that feel like they belong in a Doctor Strange movie.
And yes, Gyllenhaal is quite good here, even given the limitations that come with being in a Marvel movie. Fortunately there are small glimpses of raw, untamed Jake here and there, and boy do they make my skin tingle.