FalonGrey’s review published on Letterboxd:
1. The CGI looks great. It's possible that it won't age well, but for now, it looks great.
2. The film leads off from Avengers: Endgame (2019) superbly. Peter Parker/ Spider-Man (Tom Holland) deals constantly with living up to his mentor Tony Stark/ Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) expectations and his legacy.
3. Jake Gyllenhaal (Quentin Beck/ Mysterio) and Tom Holland give great performances.
4. The characters of Mr. Harrington (Martin Starr) and Mr. Dell (J. B. Smoove) serve as really good comedic relief and they are really good comedic duo.
5. The action sequences, for the most part, are entertaining to watch.
6. The entire scene involving Quentin Beck/ Mysterio tricking Peter Parker/ Spider-Man into giving up his friends is visually stunning, mesmerising, and is just terrific cinema rarely found in a Marvel movie.
7. There are a couple really nice, and appropriately handled, call-backs to previous Marvel films. For example, the blasting out of 'Back in Black' by AC/ DC which calls back to Iron Man (2008), and J. K. Simmons reprising his role as J. Jonah Jameson which calls back to the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy.
1. The camera shots are too close. The movie markets itself as being "far from home" and is set in beautiful cities such as Venice and Prague, yet the camera never pulls back to provide the viewer with some beautiful shots.
2. The whole sequence where Peter Parker/ Spider-Man accidentally sets drones on Brad Davis (Remy Hii) to stop him from sending a compromising image to MJ (Zendaya), is utterly pointless, moronic, and boring.
3. The romance between MJ and Peter Parker/ Spider-Man is forced and the movie acts like it's an ongoing romance, even though it wasn't set up at all in the first film.