HamisH’s review published on Letterboxd:
We need more Mysterio in our life’s, more specifically, we need more Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio in our life’s...
Spider-Man: Far From Home is the last film in the MCU’s ‘Infinity Saga’, which has the chance to show off how the world is coping after the events of Endgame. It does the bare minimum with regard to this though, which is a shame. I think this was a missed opportunity and the film could have took an interesting look at how the world is recovering from ‘The Blip’. I feel the movie has a few missed chances. One that bugged me is that Spider-Man’s responsibility’s are touched upon but the movie doesn’t seem concerned about focusing on this area in any depth. Even though it probably should, due to the fact it’s one of the very things that make the web head the hero he is.
Apart from these very few personal bugs the movie is great. It’s a fun ride, very self aware, filled with mostly welcome comedy and an excellent new character: Mysterio. Played by Jake Gyllenhaal, he is an engaging personality, slightly unhinged and always entertaining. Holland and Gyllenhaal have an obvious chemistry and I hope we see more of the fish-bowl-headed crusader soon, even if it does not look like that’s on the cards. The story that unfolds with Spider-Man and Mysterio at the centre is thrilling. There’s lots of great action sequences, some of which look like they’re straight from the pages of a comic, touching interactions and a twist that you hopefully won’t see coming.
Overall it’s a fulfilling way to round out the saga and it leaves so many possibilities open with the most exciting set of post/end credit scenes.