It’s been a long time since the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home and this movie totally rocked the box office. This movie is totally worth the hype and gives what fans had been waiting for.
I’m assuming that by the time, you’re reading this, you’ll have already watched the movie. This review contains spoilers as those are necessary to discuss my views about this movie.
Here’s my review for this movie
Director: Jon Watts
Writers: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers
Cast: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire
Music: Michael Giacchino
Budget: $200 Million USD
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero, Comedy
Peter Parker’s identity is revealed. Not only does this have a negative effect on him but also on his friends. So, he reaches out to Dr. Strange. Strange agrees to cast a spell which would make everyone forget Spiderman’s true identity. But due to Peter interfering him, the spell gets casted out in a reverse manner. Soon, the current MCU timeline starts having visitor’s from other Universes. Now, Peter has to find a way to deal with them.
The movie picks up right after the event of Spiderman : Far from Home. No time is wasted and the plot gets right onto the point of introducing the concept of multiverse. That’s just when the movie starts getting interesting.
Act 1 of Spiderman : No Way Home is very strong. It gives the audience to cheer for everything that they wanted to see and sets an interesting tone for the movie. Along with this, it gives strong vibes that the best is yet to come. The fight between Dr. Strange and Spiderman is just a visual treat.
Act 2 of this movie is what I always wanted to see. But before we get to the most awaited reunion, Peter Parker suffers a grave loss of Aunt May. This is a turning point for Spiderman as a character. Marvel Studios finally brought the 3 Spideys together. There’s a bit of acknowledgement of everything what we’ve already seen.
Act 3 tries hard to give us more but fails terribly in terms of action. All the characters seem merely to be pulling their punches, especially the villains. Yes, there are many cringeworthy scenes but the fighting scenes could have been a whole lot gruesome. But Marvel Studios still want Spiderman to be friendly.
The character development is solid for Tom Holland’s Spiderman in Spiderman: No Way Home. The plot follows the perfect 3 act structure required in a work of fiction. The Spiderman which we have been seeing so far in the MCU was a child. That’s the reason, he kept talking when he was in fights. Tom Holland’s Spiderman was also a bit of immature.
Now, the whole point of Spiderman as a character is about struggle and sacrifices. Even Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman movies have been all about that. Spiderman: No Way Home brings Tom Holland’s Spiderman equal in terms of struggle and sacrifices. Now, all the three Spiderman are somewhat at the same level.
The character development is done throughout the movie keeping Tom Holland’s Spiderman at centre. He faces problems, tries to fight them, invites more trouble and then loses someone close. Hence, in the end he understands that he can be Spiderman only if he doesn’t have anybody close to him.
That was the sole point of this movie. I have to say, the way, this movie gets to this point is absolutely fantastic.
Other supporting characters are pretty much the same and they do their job of supporting Peter Parker.
But I have to say that Willem Dafoe’s green goblin stole the show with his performance. Out of all the villains, he was the strongest. Hats off to Willem Dafoe for pulling such a great performance even after all this years.
The plot also brings Octavius back to his original character i.e. he was in control of his mechanical arms.
The other two spideys are exactly the same we saw them last time on screen. The clever part Marvel did with their characters is the plot never goes into details what happened to them after their last movies.
The music of this movie kept the adrenaline high all the time. All the other sounds were also accurate.
The cinematography has also been done beautifully. But there was still room for improvement.
With what the script had to offer, the direction was done to a point where this movie defined what being Spiderman. But this movie still kept ends open to answer more questions about multiverse in the upcoming movie.
As already mentioned, the script was amazing keeping Spiderman in the centre but it could have been a lot more better if Marvel Studios did want to answer a few more questions.
A majority of the scenes were fantastically filmed. But still, there were some scenes where it was easy to tell where CGI was applied. The climax could also have been better if it was filmed in daylight. That’s what happens when you have to do a movie in collaboration with Sony. The contrast was a bit on the darker side as compared to the previous two Spiderman movies.
All that being discussed, Spiderman : No Way Home as totally worth the hype as it was a emotional roller coaster ride.