Spider-Man: No Way Home | Tom Holland at the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Los Angeles Premiere on 13 December 2021. | Source: Getty Images
Spider-Man: No Way Home is everything the public could hope for, and more. It exceeds expectations and keeps the audience going from start to finish!
Spider-Man: No Way Home perfectly concludes the Spider-Man trilogy with Tom Holland and the entire modern Spider-Man cinematic era. This is the MCU’s best movie in years! In a tour de force of superhero cinema, the film marvelously combines action, humor, nostalgia and emotion.
And yet, the game was not won. advance. Superhero movies started to get too formal, too predictable, and too ubiquitous, with too many series and movies to follow. Many comic book adaptations are too long and poorly paced. Even good movies often fall apart in the third act and their pace would be more interesting if we took them away 13 or 30 minutes. Lately, a certain decadence has set in: too many action and combat scenes, so much so that it becomes boring.
Spider-Man: No Way Home avoids all these pitfalls. There isn’t a single time when you feel bored or upset. Tom Holland, Zendaya , Benedict Cumperbatch and the rest of the cast are all absolutely amazing. Dr Stange becomes a very different father figure than Tony Stark ( Robert Downey Jr. ) to Peter . Nonetheless, these two powerful mentors tend to make rash decisions and prioritize their own judgment over that of others. They are brilliant men, but deeply impatient.
The movie picks up just after the final minutes of Spider-Man: Far From Home , when Mysterio ( Jake Gyllenhaal ) reveals Spider-Man’s identity to the world in a final attempt to have him accused of his crimes. It’s a vicious final act coming from a rather underwhelming villain, but it directly feeds into the narrative of J. Jonah Jameson Jr. ( JK Simmons ) of the Daily Bugle.
So the film begins in a world that suddenly knows the identity of Spider-Man. A large part of the population thinks that the superhero is a criminal or a killer. This situation is especially difficult for Peter, as it has a direct impact on the people he loves, like MJ (Zendaya) and Ned ( Jacob Btalon ).
So the young high school student goes to Dr. Strange’s mansion, the Sanctum Sanctorum, in order to ask for some magical help to solve his troubles. Without giving too much away from the plot, things turn sour and Strange’s fate has the opposite effect of that sought by Peter, opening portals to other universes and drawing characters into the present universe who know Peter Parker. This is the first look at the MCU’s Multiverse, which audiences will learn more about with Doctor Strange: in the Multiverse of Madness next year.
Some of the characters who enter Peter’s universe are the archenemies of other Peter Parker: Dr. Octopus, the Green Goblin and a handful of others. Each of them wreaks havoc on the lives of Peter and those close to him. The sequel to the film is a funny, exciting, and nostalgic journey into the Spider-Man universe. This trip will delight fans and even make them shed a few tears.
Beyond his humor and his nostalgia, Spider-Man: No Way Home conveys a pacifist message that values redemption over revenge, reconciliation over rivalry. Rest assured, there are many fight scenes. However, the point of this film is not to destroy Peter’s enemies, but rather to find ways to help them. It’s a pretty powerful and unique message for a genre that is all about taking down powerful enemies.
The film is on its way to huge success. It has the third-biggest startup of all time in the United States and the fourth internationally. His scores on the Rotten Tomatoes site are incredibly high, with 30% positive opinions from the critics and 94% on the audience side.
The only negative point of the film is an element from which all Marvel films or series suffer a little bit serious: when a tragic event or terrible happens, we come back too quickly to jokes. The emotional trauma is dealt with so quickly that it almost doesn’t seem real. However, it would be hard to change that in a movie like this. The timeline of events is incredibly short, and after the film’s great tragedy has occurred, there isn’t much time to dwell on it. At least the ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home isn’t a tale ending fairies. Rather, it’s a sweet and bitter ending, where victory comes at an almost unbearable cost.
For all these reasons, go see Spider-Man: No Way Home on the big screen and get ready for crowded movie theaters. And don’t forget to stick with the post-credits scenes. You won’t regret it!
Note: 10 / 10
Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Erik Kain
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