Spencer Kain’s review published on Letterboxd:
“The world needs the next Iron Man.”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is like the dessert that goes easily down after the heavy main course. In this case, the “heavy main course” is indeed “Avengers: Endgame” and “Far From Home” is the much needed ease off after such a massive main dish. The MCU is now 23 entries deep and while this new 23rd entry doesn’t necessarily do much of anything new, it is still a very entertaining, utterly satisfying Spider-Man movie and MCU movie. Marvel definitely needed a calmer, lower-stakes breather after the gargantuan “Endgame” and “Far From Home” is certainly the perfect antidote to that.
I never thought I’d live to see the day where Mysterio gets his time to shine in a live action, theatrical Spider-Man movie and I am so overjoyed at the fact that this movie finally gave me that. I will forever hold love for it simply for that fact alone. And thankfully, Jake Gyllenhaal is fantastic as him. I honestly did not gave any worries about him and he pulled the character off wonderfully well. The whole illusion sequence is pure Mysterio and it was absolutely amazing to witness on the big screen. Tom Holland as Spider-Man is only further proving that he is the best onscreen iteration of Spider-Man AND Peter Parker with each new time he portrays the character. I was also glad to see Zendaya get more to do as MJ in this movie because she is so great.
FFH doesn’t do much different in terms of execution but thanks to the oberabundant sense of fun and entertainment along with some well earned real emotion and killer villain, “Far From Home” scores just enough to solidify itself as another home run from Marvel.