Spider-Man: No Way Home Review


Spider-Man: No Way Home was released Dec. 17 in theaters and has made more than $1 billion dollars at the box office, and it’s easy to see why.

The movie, directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming), takes place immediately after Spider-Man: Far From Home. The world has discovered the identity of Tom Holland’s title character, and he tries to fix this by asking Doctor Strange to cast a spell to make everyone forget that he’s Peter Parker. The spell goes wrong and villains from other universes start appearing.

Characters like Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), and Norman Osborne/Green Goblin (William DaFoe) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) appear from the original Spider-Man trilogy. Electro (Jamie Foxx), and the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) appear from The Amazing Spider-Man.

I loved the movie. I think it is the best Spider-Man movie of Tom Holland’s trilogy. The trailer for the movie itself didn’t give too much away, and watching it in the theaters really added to the experience.

It’s a good idea to watch some of the other movies before you watch this one, or you probably won’t understand all of the references and characters. Holland gave an emotional performance, and still had some humor included.

One of my favorite parts was the fact that they hid Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire’s appearances until the movie was released. While there were speculations, no one was quite sure, so that added to the excitement when they appeared. I also really liked the scenes with all three Spider-Man movies because they felt natural and you could see the chemistry between the actors.

One thing I didn’t like was that the first half of the movie felt very comical. It was a little fast-paced and had a Disney movie feel. In my opinion it had lame and cheesy jokes, while they might have been a little funny, they were less effective the more there were. Some of the earlier conversations and jokes also felt forced and not as smooth as it could have been.

Another thing I didn’t like was how they changed M.J (Zendaya). Previously in the movies she was more confident and didn’t care what others thought of her. We could see a little bit of vulnerability in her when she was with Peter, but in No Way Home that was all we saw. She seemed less sure of herself, and nervous. To me it felt like they were trying to give her a sad backstory, without actually diving into that.

Overall the movie was enjoyable, and I would watch it again. Everyone gave good performances and there were good plot twists and emotional moments. I would give it a 9/10.