Omar!’s review published on Letterboxd:
I had a blast watching this! Of course I can’t deny that Jake Gyllenhaal had me excited more than I typically would be for a Marvel movie, but this was fun and way better than Homecoming.
Maybe it’s because this is your friendly neighborhood spiderman, and a young peter parker, but the jokes and comedic moments in this movie work so much better than other mcu films. Although, that would imply that homecoming would have the same advantage in its comedic moments, but it doesn’t, so I don’t know. It’s not great, and some jokes fall flat, but still it’s better than the majority of mcu films.
I loved the cast. Tom Holland proves once again that he’s perfect as both Peter Parker and Spiderman. Jake Gyllenhaal’s character motive was kinda weird, but he played the character really well. And he was probably my favorite part of the movie. I’m so glad that Cobie Smulders finally got to do something with her character, instead of just standing next to Nick Fury, for the fist time since Age of Ultron I think. She’s amazing and I’m all for more screentime for her. Also Zendaya and Tony Revolori are great and I really like the direction that they are taking with their characters. Especially Zendaya. I’m thankful that she was chosen for MJ because she will be the reason that I will continue to be excited for any of the forthcoming spiderman movies.
The movie handled the post Endgame situation pretty well in my opinion. And moving the story to europe was probably a good idea to help lighten the mood of the film.
I think I enjoyed the first half more than the second, but it was all fun overall. The movie sometimes focuses too much on romances and that could get boring.