Spider-Man: No Way Home gives fans what they wanted, and more. A lot more! Some spoilers ahead.
In case you were living under a rock for the last year, the third installment in the Home trilogy of the rebooted Spider-Man had one of the biggest hypes in movies history, and somehow, it managed to deliver…and more. After some delays due to the pandemic, and the cold war between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, we got the first (and last) official trailer late. And the hype was real.
Tom Holland‘s Peter Parker is facing his biggest mess-up/threat so far, and he reaches out to the sorcerer supreme (or not) Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help. Sounds normal. Right? What follows was hinted at in the trailer, but intentionally misguiding. Honestly, the plot was nothing groundbreaking. Everyone knew that Spider-Man was going to break the multiverse and we already saw a lot of leaks.
To be honest, the lawyer cameo was amazing. As much as it doesn’t affect anything, it’s definitely setting up future MCU conflicts. On the other hand, let’s talk about the elephant, or two, in the room.
Holland’s character arc was amazing. He grew so much into being Spider-Man this movie, more than the previous two combined. It is the most emotional movie of the three. Plus, it helps to have two counterparts, that already have almost the same trauma, to help you. As someone who grew up with Toby McGuire’s Spider-Man, I loved this movie and I wanted more of it. In addition, it redeems Andrew Garfield and the Amazing Spider-Man series.
So, what does No Way Home excel at? Putting Zendaya‘s MJ front and center and pushing forward the story forward by giving Peter Parker enough emotional maturity for newer fans to grow up with him.
If you know my reviews, you know it’s coming. As much as a loved the movie, I really hope that both companies tone down the fan servicing. It was a bit too much here. Yes, you need fans to like it, but continuing this trajectory is going to create a problem for future movies to keep giving us increasingly more.
Should you watch it?
Yes! Whether you’re an MCU fan or a Sony Spider-Verse fan, Spider-Man: No Way Home is too good to miss, and a must see for future movies including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Where can I watch it?
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters.