Spider-Man: No Way Home
By James Davidson
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the latest Marvel movie to hit the theaters and is the third installment in the Spider-Man series. After his identity is revealed as Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) seeks out Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to try to have him undo the damage. When Doctor Strange botches the spell to make everybody forget that Peter is Spider-Man, people in other universes who know Parker’s secret identity begin to appear. Peter has to track them down and put them in their rightful places before the multiverse is shattered. With some help from his friends, Peter learns what being Spider-Man truly means and what sacrifices must be made. This movie was released on December 17th and is only available in theaters.
Being as big a Spider-Man fan as I am, I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time. I was excited to see the conclusion to this trilogy and after hearing what it was about, I was looking forward to an exciting film filled with action. I got exactly what I wanted out of this movie and so much more. This film exceeded my expectations in every way. I was blown away by the emotions that this movie evoked. I was not expecting this movie to be as emotional and exciting as it was.
The writing was incredible, and there were several characters from previous Spider-Man films who came back to reprise their roles. The plot took me on an emotional roller coaster and perfectly captured the essence of Spider-Man. This wasn’t the happy go lucky Spider-Man films that we’ve gotten in the past. This movie really explored what Peter has to sacrifice to be the superhero that he is. The movie did an excellent job at showing Peter struggling to keep his emotions and morals in check.
I was impressed with the acting, not only by Holland, but the entire cast did an incredible job at portraying their characters. Zendaya, who plays MJ, has great chemistry with Holland. Jacob Batalon, who plays Ned Leeds, fits in perfectly. The group play extremely well off of each other and are believable as a group of teenage friends just trying to figure life out. The characters brought back to reprise previous roles were great as well. Willem Dafoe’s performance as Norman Osbourne almost stole the show. I honestly would have liked to have seen the storyline with him played out even more.
This movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence, some language, and brief suggestive content. This movie is a must see for any Spider-Man fan or fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There isn’t anything terribly offensive in it and it is a great movie to take your family to see.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is, in my opinion, the perfect Spider-Man movie. It gave me everything I’ve ever wanted in a movie about my favorite superhero. It took me on an emotional roller coaster and tugged at the strings of nostalgia just the right amount. It perfectly blends the best of all of the Spider-Man franchise into one, incredible film. I can’t wait to see this movie again, and I suggest anyone who is even the slightest fan of Spider-Man to see it. It earns a perfect 5 out of 5 stars.