anubhav2804’s review published on Letterboxd:
Peter Parker, the beloved superhero Spider-Man, faces four destructive elemental monsters while on holiday in Europe. Soon, he receives help from Mysterio, a fellow hero with mysterious origins.
It's high time MCU realizes the formula of showcasing the life of Peter Parker is simply not working. It's simply not clicking. Far from Home had the job to fill in the void created by Endgame but instead it creates an even bigger void.
The story of the film is betrayed by some dreadful pacing, a promising romantic storyline that is hindered by a frustrating lack of screen time, a villain who is relying solely on the talent of Jake Gyllenhaal rather than the depth, credibility and substance of the screenplay, a hero that doesn’t progress at all throughout the story and ends in the same position he started in, in what can only be described as rehash of Homecoming and an overall journey that is still inappropriately overshadowed by both the presence and absence of one Tony Stark thus reinforcing this Spider-Man as an attachment of that character rather than a proper, distinguishable protagonist in his own right.
The plot is riddled with a bewildering lack of direction and a sense of aimlessness that struggles to deviate from many identical story beats that had already been introduced and executed to greater effect in Spider: Homecoming.The ideology and themes of the film are almost indecipherable and totally lost in the spectacle of the film as the glorification of the lesser, more commercially marketable elements eclipse any depth or themes the film was hoping to convey.
Furthermore, anything of genuine substance is concealed by a dedication to incorporate as much CGI and as many monsters and costumes as possible so the film can be properly successful on a commercial basis. Nothing exemplifies this as much as the amount of unnecessary Spider-Man costumes featured in the film. Not one, not two, not three but four Spider-Man costumes featured just so Disney and Sony don't give you the wrong idea about what their priorities really are.
Conclusively, I think Far From Home is an indecisive, average, CGI mess that values the high spectacle, weightless fight scenes, distribution of toys and flashy involvement of superficial, boisterous aesthetics and CGI more than a unique, fascinating, thematically valuable and personal story about a beloved character.