Spider-Man: No Way Home is more ambitious than Avengers Endgame!
Spider-Man is my all-time favorite Comic Book character. I have been a fan since I was a little kid. That is thanks to the 1994 animated series and the Maximum Carnage video game. Fast forward to 2002, when Sam Raimi introduces the world to a cinematic live-action adaptation. That is when Tobey Maguire became my Spider-Man. Now we are in the middle of a third iteration played by Tom Holland, who has been a joy to watch since day one.
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero’s identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
The sooner you head to theaters to watch this movie, the better.
This movie is full of easter eggs. There is no way you can catch them all during your first watch. That is why I plan to watch it again, this time in IMAX. At first, when I heard the multiverse was going to be the premise for the 3rd film, I was not really on board. They originally planned Kraven The Hunter story which was what I have always wanted to see on the big screen. So it made sense to transition into that after Far From Home. Surprisingly, the writers scrapped that and came up with a bonkers story that plays out almost perfectly in No Way Home.
This movie sits at 2 hours and 28 minutes, and honestly, I wish it was a 3-hour movie. But there is plenty of fan service to go around. We all know from the trailers which villains make appearances, and they all honestly shine. Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina add more layers and depth to their characters from the Raimi franchise. Their performance reminds me how good those films were. Jaime Foxx gets a proper redo as Electro, and you can tell how much fun he is having. I have not mentioned Tom Holland because he is the best at what he does. I can go on and on about his superb performances as Peter Parker/Spider-Man that have been consistent for the past years, but that goes unsaid. Holland keeps killing it and delivers his best work in this film that is full of action, humor, drama, and surprises that will keep you on the edge of your seas. It is one of the most superior MCU films to date.
I give Spider-Man: No Way Home a 9.5 out of 10. It brilliantly brings back a lot of favorite foes and gives them another opportunity to build upon their character arc. Now get ready for a fun ride starting December 16th, when the multiverse completely opens up in the MCU.
There are 2 end credit “scenes” to stick around for.
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