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Look, go watch this movie. I know that this is a spoiler-free review, but this movie was so damn fantastic that you just need to go see Spider-Man: No Way Home now!!! 20 years of live-action Spider-Man movies all lead up to this moment, and it hit all my buttons.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third Spidey film in the MCU, directed by Jon Watts and written by both Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film picks up where Far From Home ended and the world knows that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is Spider-Man! With people knowing his identity it has ruined his life and everyone around him as well. Peter goes to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to see if he can make the world forget he was Spidey, but it wasn’t that simple because the spell got tampered with and brought enemies from other universes. Now, it’s up to Peter to fix the problem he caused and find out what it truly means to become Spider-Man.
Easily the best written live-action Spider-Man by far and I’ve seen all the films many times over. Also, I love that the story gets dark for Peter’s arc in the film because this was something the character needed and they stick the landing. Another thing is that the villains weren’t just glorified cameos, they all had a purpose.
Fantastic interactions and dialogues between characters. The film gives you what you want and more then after that they give you even MORE! Just very solid written material for No Way Home.
The cast was wonderful. Both Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina did not miss a step! It’s like they were in a cryostasis to get ready for No Way Home, just incredible performances from both villains. Jamie Foxx as Electro was so much better in this film, and I’ve said it time and time again that if Jamie was given a better script he would’ve killed it in TASM 2. Thomas Haden Church as Sandman was solid, but he felt kind of off and the same with Rhys Ifans as Lizard. I don’t know if they just did the voice work for majority of the film but it felt off. Overall, the villains were swell.
Tom Holland KILLED IT as Peter/Spidey! Tom Holland solidified himself as the best Peter Parker/Spider-Man in my eyes, and I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to the table in the new trilogy. Both Zendaya as MJ and Jacob Batalon as Ned was great as well! Both actors were so good I thought they were my best friends, so I hope they come back for future Spider-Man films. I love Marisa Tomei as Aunt May since day one and that will never change, just incredible. Lastly, I enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, you can tell he was having fun playing the character in this film since it’s a different tone he usually plays.
Everyone just did a great job. You can tell that that they knew that they had to go above and beyond for this film and they delivered.
No Way Home looked visually good! The scenes between Spidey and Strange was blowing my mind. And speaking about blowing my mind, the action looked so good too. This is easily the most action in a Spider-Man film by far. There’s even a scene when Spidey was fighting the Green Goblin and I was losing it in the theater.
Beautiful score as well. Of course they brought in some of the well known older ones that was played in the previous two films, but the new ones…holy shit. The scores complimented some of the scenes so well in the second and third act that I almost cried. Oh speaking of crying, yeah you should bring tissues. Easily the best sounding Spider-Man film in the MCU, and my third favorite in Spider-Man films overall, behind Spider-Man 2 and Into the Spider-Verse.
When you see this film, I hope you watch it in IMAX or decide to watch it in a high-end theater because the experience is worth it.
I did my best to say what I needed to for this film because I barely scratched the surface with Spider-Man: No Way Home. This film gave me so much emotions, and I haven’t experienced this much joy watching a film since Avengers: Endgame. I’ll even keep it a buck, this was easily the best experience I ever had watching a film in a theater. It’s crazy that I’ve witnessed three generations of Spider-Man growing up and it felt like it came full circle with No Way Home.
Watch the movie, and if you feel safe, then watch it with a crowd because it’s bananas! Sony & Disney, continue this relationship y’all are having because it works and it just keeps getting better.