Ian’s review published on Letterboxd:
"I'm just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man."
"Bitch, please! You've been to space."
Spider-Man: Far from Home is a super fun and well-done sequel that in my opinion improves upon the first in almost every way. I wasn't that excited for this originally due to the fact that before I didn't like Homecoming very much (although as you can see from my prior review I now do!) and the fact that Spider-Verse was already the perfect Spider-Man film but wow what a fun time this is. This acts as a great ending to phase 3 and a good closing chapter that takes place after the huge events of Endgame and explains how life goes on in the aftermath but doesn't let that define the film and this is first and foremost a Spider-Man film. One of my biggest hopes for this was that it would allow Peter to become his own hero and not just be Iron Man Jr. because while I understood why they made Iron Man a big part of Peters character introducing him to the MCU I was hoping he'd escape his shadow and luckily that's exactly what happens! The writing and characterization are good just like they were in Homecoming and on top of that Jon Watts seems to have improved as a filmmaker because this time the action and visuals are much better compared to how boring and dull, they were in Homecoming. There are certain scenes that remind me of the nightmare sequences in Batman: Arkham Asylum and they were especially awesome in the theater. Major props to Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio because Mysterio is a villain I've wanted to see in a Spider-Man film ever since he was rumored (and later confirmed) to be a villain in Sam Raimi's cancelled Spider-Man 4. If you're a Spider-Man fan even one who wasn't a big fan of Homecoming I recommend checking this out because Peter really comes into his own here and I can't wait to see him more throughout the future of the MCU. Oh, and don't miss out on the first credits scene which is the absolute greatest thing ever.