Jack Aling’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's Easy to Fool People When They're Already Fooling Themselves.
One day Tom Holland's Spider-Man will get the chance to be his own hero.
His MCU journey is so focused on legacy and living in the shadow of his fellow heroes that all of his actions feel as he's trying to prove himself to others rather than become the hero he's destined to be. This looming presence hinders the film but Hollands' charisma helps to lift it back up as the web-slinger leaves New York for a short lived vacation.
Jake Gyllenhaal is brilliant as the overexaggerated meta villain Mysterio, stirring up the right amount of self aware chaos. The Mysterio illusion sequence is one of the most creative and exciting sequences to ever come out of a Marvel or Spider-Man film, disorientating the audience in the best possible way.
With the mother of all cliffhangers, Far From Home feels overstuffed but amongst the mayhem lays the groundwork for what has the potential to be the most ambitious Spider-Man adventure today. No pressure…