Jack Aling’s review published on Letterboxd:
What I Did on My Summer Vacation.
After 22 films all culminating in Endgame, Far from Home acts as a brilliant epilogue to not only the Infinity Saga but also to Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Upping the stakes from Homecoming, this feels like a big step up. I enjoyed how they developed the characters whilst dealing with the fallout of Endgame and the effect this had on the universe.
Spider-Man is my favourite on screen superhero and Holland is my favourite iteration so naturally I loved seeing his version of the character back on screen. He has so much personality and it's been fascinating watching him grow over past films culminating in some brilliant character building in this installment.
Gyllenhaal was great fun as Mysterio with some of the illusion sequences being my favourite big screen moments of the year. I wished they developed his role more earlier on in the film to establish his presence more but I can understand why they didn't go down that route.
A tough act to follow but a worthy successor, Far from Home proves that just because the MCU may have lost some of its key players, they've still got some tricks up their sleeves.
And yes I made inhuman noises during THAT post-credit scene...