Villain’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spider-Man: Far From Home is described as the epilogue to Avengers: Endgame. Peter Parker is still dealing with the after effects of that movie and there is seemingly more pressure on Spider-Man than ever before.
The high school comedy element that was present in Homecoming is still very present in this sequel. Zendaya gets an increased role as MJ and the relationship that develops between her and Peter Parker is one of the strongest romances in the MCU.
If it was ever up for debate I think I’ve decided that Tom Holland is officially the best Spidey yet. Once again he’s able to handle the roller coaster of emotions the role needs. Jon Favreau was an unexpected MVP of this one too, it’s probably his best performance in the MCU to date.
It seems a lot of these Marvel movies live and die by the villains. If you know anything about the Mysterious from the comics most of the reveals in the film aren’t really that surprising, but Jake Gyllenhaal really elevates the role and makes it memorable.
The reveals in the first post credit scene really makes me hope that Marvel and Sony can figure out a way to work together. It looks like this story was going to go in a very interesting direction.