Spider-Man No Way Home is a film which comes directed by Jon Watts who some may know as the director of Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). This film stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Marisa Tomei, and actually many more wonderful actors too.
According to IMDB the synopsis of the film is as follows “With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.”
Spider-Man No Way Home Review
This is going to be a spoiler-free review. The reason why is because I intentionally avoided much of the coverage for the film going into it and apart from watching the trailer I knew not much going in there. I advise the same to anyone reading this review. The reason being is that if you’ve been a long-time watcher of Marvel Universe films, there’s a bunch of Easter eggs in this movie and a wide range of cameos. I won’t say what any of them are, but you will be surprised. Spider-Man No Way Home was the only movie that I saw this year that had an entire cinema erupt in surprise, not just once but many times. One of the great things about this film was hearing the audience react during key moments, I could tell that everyone was so involved with what was going on and the level of immersion was beyond anything I’ve experienced in a long time.
I could stop this review right here and just say to go and watch the movie and I really could. There’s not much more to say, the movie was awesome! But I’ll write a little more.
The one thing that amazed me the most with Spider-Man No Way Home was how the director, Jon Watts, and the writing team handled so many characters in a 2 hour and 9-minute film! This is not an easy thing to do and Spider-Man No Way Home has more characters inside of it than most movies, but it does it so well and naturally that I honestly thought it was perfect. Long-time viewers of films from the comic book movie genre will know how directors in the past have struggled with handling too many characters. We know this from our Spider-Man 3 experience, where Raimi at the time had a hard time fitting in 3 villains at a time and for that handling, the film is often criticized. But it’s not just that, Zack Snyder’s Justice League suffered the same fate, Snyder struggled with getting so many characters into the film to tell their story that the run time had to stretch 4 hours long. While I do like both those films, Spider-Man No Way Home succeeds where so many films have struggled, I don’t know how Jon Watts did it, I don’t know how the writing team managed it, but it came together perfectly.
For those going into this film looking for an action movie experience on the big screen, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Spider-Man No Way Home is one of the most fun action movies of the year. Spider-Man is pushed in ways he never has been before. There’s a variety of villains in this film to challenge him and a range of special effects to support all of those scenes. It was great to see the Green Goblin get a bit of an upgrade visually this time around and the rest of the villains as well. One thing that also stood out were the scenes with Doctor Strange. He does use a lot of magic and takes Peter to strange locations like an upside-down city, which looked great on the screen.
For Marvel fans, there’s not much to say here really. If you’re a fan you’re going to go and see this anyway no matter what any reviewer says. But I say to you, go see this. For anyone following the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man No Way Home is a must-see. There are so many critical plot points in this film that will impact future Marvel films for years to come, so it’s very important not to miss it.
The actors all did a wonderful job. This is Tom Holland’s best Spider-Man film and the actor is getting better with each attempt at the character. I also really like Zendaya in this film, she had a lot more screen time which let us get to know her a lot more. There’s a lot of great nostalgia moments to be had with the villains in this movie. I enjoyed seeing Willem Dafoe back on the big screen as the Goblin. He is still my favourite Spider-Man villain and as a long-time fan of these Spider-Man films, it was worth it to see this movie just to see old favourites return. Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, and Jamie Foxx were also very enjoyable and to be honest, everyone was great.
Overall there is nothing at all that I have to complain about with Spider-Man No Way Home. This film was the most fun at the cinema I’ve had this year. Hearing the audience react during certain special moments was really nice, it was great to see how immersed everyone was with the film. I have no idea how Jon Watts did it, but he handled all the characters in this film better than I’ve ever seen anyone do, he did an amazing job. Every actor was also great and a lot of them got some wonderfully memorable moments. I have nothing to complain about with Spider-Man No Way Home, it was perfect! Go and see it when you can!
Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer
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Spider-Man: No Way Home
Overall there is nothing at all that I have to complain about with Spider-Man No Way Home. This film was the most fun at the cinema I've had this year. Hearing the audience react during certain special moments was really nice, it was great to see how immersed everyone was with the film. I have no idea how Jon Watts did it, but he handled all the characters in this film better than I've ever seen anyone do, he did an amazing job. Every actor was also great and a lot of them got some wonderfully memorable moments. I have nothing to complain about with Spider-Man No Way Home, it was perfect! Go and see it when you can!
- Great balancing of so many characters in one film
- Nostalgia moments. Seeing characters from the past such as Willem Dafoe's Goblin on the big screen again was great
- Action sequences
- Special cameo moments
- Actors all did a fine job
- Tom Holland's best film
- All of the MCU tie ins, easter eggs and more..
- I can't think of anything. When is the next one?