chaseabreez’s review published on Letterboxd:
This was, dare to say, better than Homecoming.
One thing that all Spider-man movies tend to share is its ability to throw the comics in the trash and make its own backstory for the characters, or one that doesn’t hold a lot of ground. This one does not. The villain is very true to the comics and it makes me very happy.
What’s annoying about a character that uses illusions to fight is that a few scenes turns out being an illusion. They kept doing that. It was just a slap in the face multiple times to have to redo what the movie already told you in your mind and call it fake.
The movie was very funny (was definitely expecting that) and they stayed very true to the locations they were in. I’ve been to Venice and it looked so real. That’s another thing, the special effects in this movie were flippin’ fantastic. They were SO COOL. Especially in the dreamy sequences with Mysterio, I was straight vibing.
Definitely in the top 5 best MCU movies.
P.S. In every single Jake Gyllenhaal movie I’ve seen, I’ve hated his hair. This one managed to make it look pretty cool and stylish.