Director: Jon Watts
Writer: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers (Screenplay) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (Comic Book)
Starring: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Alfred Molina, Willen Dafoe
Plot: 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.
Runtime: 2 Hours 28 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Spider-Man: No Way Home starts in the aftermath of J Jonah Jameson (Simmons) break the news to the world that Spider-Man is in fact, Peter Parker (Holland). Peter now having the eyes of the world on him, seen as a criminal by some turns to Doctor Strange (Cumberbatch) for help.
Doctor Strange will offer Peter a chance to have everyone forget that he is Spider-Man, only for the spell to cause consequences that Peter isn’t prepared for, needing to face enemies from other worlds.
Thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home
Characters & Performances – Peter Parker is the Spider-Man that has been exposed to the world, he has lost his mentor figure to turn to for advice on dealing with the pressure of people seeing him as a criminal now, turning to Doctor Strange to help him, while his innocent side will want to do the right thing for people, he will need to learn the consequences of his actions. Tom Holland does continue to bring his nervous socially awkward side to Peter Parker, while having his own style in the combat. MJ is the girlfriend of Peter, she along with him are preparing for college, she is feeling the pressure of new fame, but playing in cool, with how she is handling it all. She does want to see Peter continue to do the right thing when it comes to his actions. Zendaya is great at bringing her own twist on MJ to the franchise, one that feels modern away from the comic book style we saw before. When it comes to the other characters we meet, we get to see fresh enemies for Peter to battle, ones that will give him an inner conflict in dealing with threats that will be coming his way, each will offer up a different battle for him to fight.
Story – The story here sees Spider-Man being revealed to the world as Peter Parker looking for a way to make the world forget, leading him to opening up the multiverse to fresh enemies who have been hunting for Peter Parker. This is a story that will open up a new direction for Peter Parker, one that will see him needing to learn to make his own decisions, without a mentor figure watching over him anymore. We get to see plenty of enemies who want to hunt him down, with him needing to learn about the responsibility his powers bring him. This is a story that could be discussed for years, and is one of the most satisfying stories in a long time.
Themes – Spider-Man: No Way Home is the action adventure that will see Spider-Man come up against a fresh set of villains that will need to bring us a new style for fighting the villains, giving us a memorable set of fights through the film, using the special effects that will leave us jaw-dropping moments through the film. The film will keep the film within New York, which shows how close to his home Spider-Man is.
Final Thoughts – Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the best additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, giving Spider-Man one of his toughest battles to date.