jackransom97’s review published on Letterboxd:
The 23rd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and end of phase 3 doesn’t disappoint. Far From Home is a blast of fun the whole way through and I think I prefer it to Homecoming aswell. The film follows Spider-Man (Tom Holland) post-Endgame on a school trip in Europe when a new threat called the Elementals appears and he has to team up with a new hero named Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Far From Home delivers more of what people loved about Homecoming on a bigger scale. Tom Holland gives more depth and drama here in this film especially with his conflicting feelings about the superhero life and his social life. His chemistry with Zendaya (MJ) is very genuine and they have great romantic and comedic timing. His classmates (especially Ned & Betty) get much more time spent with them and character development aswell. They are a great crew to go on this road trip with. Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio is awesome, one of my favourite MCU antagonists, Gyllenhaal throws himself into the character of Quentin Beck, his character arc maybe divisive but think it’s an excellent portrayal of a character that I’ve wanted to see on the big screen for a long time. Director John Watts direction of action has greatly improved due to the larger scale of the film, the camera work and editing of the fight scenes is incredible and captures the characters involved brilliantly. The only real weaker aspects I have are, the Elementals are generic CGI monsters with no personality and the structure and pacing of the film is a bit rushed near the beginning. Far From Home is a very fun ride and the end credits scenes are genuinely jaw dropping and important. I look forward to watching it again soon.