Ok, lets get right to it; Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best Spider-Man movie ever made. Period.
There, I said it.
Now this COULD be debated by many of the Andrew Garfield fans out there who loved his performance in the previous Spider-Man films because of his acting ability (which was phenomenal by the way), and some fans may love the first films which starred Toby Maguire, but you really can’t deny the story, acting, directing-everything of Spider-Man: Now Way Home.
And I didn’t even mention how great Tom Holland and Zendaya were in this film. I stick by my earlier remarks; easily the best film of the Spider-Man universe.
Now, let’s jump to the film; Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up moments after the ending of Far from Home, in which J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) revealed Spider-Man’s secret identity to the world. This bombshell upends the lives of Peter Parker, M.J. (Zendaya), and Ned (Jacob Batalon), even resulting in their applications to M.I.T. getting rejected.
Peter then decides to go see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and ask for a spell. There is one, but it will cause everyone to forget who Peter is; it would be as if he’d never existed. While they attempt to modify the spell to exclude Peter’s loved ones, things spin out of control. Before long, supervillains from alternate universes descend upon Spider-Man’s world, and his hands are full. He’s going to need some help.
Now, without giving away too much- because this film has a ton of spoilers, Peter eventually is able to get the help he needs while learning several lessons along the way. There are also some tear-jerking moments, but again, that’s giving away too much.
The film wraps with Peter making a choice, after showing a brief dark side, that could lead him to many more adventures.
I walked away thinking that if the studio wanted to wrap up the Tom Holland/Zendaya cast they could because it did sum things up nice and tidy. BUT, Sony/Marvel could open the door to many new possibilities because of the way the film twisted and turned.
Spider-Man: No Way Home was fun, witty, and definitely exciting. I think the spoilers and surprises had me gasp the most as some of them I didn’t see coming a mile away. Either way, this is a film that you have to run to see- not walk, run because you will be very upset if someone ruins it for you on social media. And believe me, there are many folks trying to ruin it for you. Its an experience you want to see in the theaters and this film might actually get everyone back.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently in theaters.