I’ve waited 20 long years for this and I still can’t believe I’ve lived long enough to see this come to fruition. Because there are so many others just like me, I will keep this review spoiler-free.
With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter (Tom Holland) asks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
This basically ends the franchise of ‘Spiderman and Friends’ and goes into ‘Spiderman’ on his own. Also, we finally see the merge between Sony and Marvel Studios. I’ve never seen a Sony logo within the Tom Holland Spiderman movies but you’ll see it in this film.
After the events of Avengers: End Game, I feel like this is the next big blockbuster to take off for Marvel Studios: the years of anticipation, all the leaks, all the rumors (which I can’t confirm for spoiler’s sake), and it was just that good. It was a rollercoaster ride that lived up to the hype. To be frank, this was way better than Eternals (and Eternals wasn’t a bad movie).
It was amazing to see how the villains from the elder Spiderman movies changed for this film. In a way that only Marvel could execute, the characters in the film actually spoke on some of the changes that took shape. For example, the slight changes made to Electro were welcome and only improved his presence in the film. Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, and Willem Dafoe didn’t miss a beat in their cinematic returns.
I hope we get some more Tom Holland Spiderman because personally, I’m not tired of ’em. Plus, I’d like to see what more could happen (there are things that took place in the first two Spiderman movies that haven’t come full circle yet).
If you’ve been following the series from the beginning, I guarantee you’ll get emotional and you’ll probably end up seeing it more than once (I already plan on seeing it again this weekend).
Spider-Man: No Way Home gets a 10 out of 10. The acting was brilliant, the nostalgia was through the roof, and the writing was sensational. No Way Home marks the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) trilogy to be directed by the same director, Jon Watts.
-Titus “TBZ” Rowell