ratbastard’s review published on Letterboxd:
Following Thanos' defeat at the hands of the Avengers, Peter Parker (Holland) seeks to cut loose and travel to Europe on a class trip. When trouble arises, he is brought back into action and aided by Nick Fury (Jackson) and 'Mysterio' (Gyllenhaal).
With his hero / mentor Tony Stark now deceased, Parker grieves. He is keen to take a break from the overwhelming responsibilities of being Spider-Man, and enjoy a trip with his friends. When trouble erupts, he allies with a new hero in Mysterio / Quentin Beck, only for Beck's true nature to be later revealed.
Credit to the filmmakers. When things run dry, they cleverly twist the situation. Giving the story momentum and energy. Holland continues to impress as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. The supporting cast members perform well enough, though with the exception of Gyllenhaal and Zendaya, have relatively little to do. The general familiarity and predictability of it all hinders.
When the friendship sours between Parker / Beck, the movie finally gets going. The level of bombastic spectacle is suitably high, as you would come to expect from this series of films.
A fun and energetic film, boasting a solid turn from Holland. It is also a nice way to underline the first chapter of the MCU. ‘Far From Home’ perhaps fails to hit the same highs as the previous instalment.