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olivertill97’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I don't have a tremendous amount to say about this film so I'll keep it short. As with most Marvel films I enjoyed it without loving it, and am in no rush to watch it again.
That being said, Tom Holland is great and I've really enjoyed his two Spider-Man films, even if Homecoming was stronger than this. The first one leaned heavily on the 'teen movie' side of things and it made the film a bit weightier than this one. The teen stuff was also a great source of comedy in the first one, but is used much less this time round. All the funniest bits in Far From Home were about teenage stuff, whereas the,` 'you didn't answer my calls?!?!?!' stuff from Nick Fury was pretty weak. That was my main problem with this, the humour was a bit too twee for its own good. Obviously it's a marvel film so the comedy is never going to be dark or anything like it, but it needs a little edge or snark. Losing Tony Stark is a big loss, there's a cynicism deficit that needs to be replaced with a new character.
In terms of special effects/cgi, this is the best Marvel film I've seen. There was a weight to the monsters that is lacking in most of their films. The villain was well done, (though the reveal scene was a bit much), the hologram stuff he put Parker through was really trippy.
To sum it up, I enjoyed this and am looking forward to the next one, though hopefully it has more bite.