Probably the most highly anticipated Marvel movie since Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns to the big screen in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
As a forewarning, this film review may be shorter than most, but that’s because I don’t want to spoil ANYTHING. I don’t want to be THAT GUY.
For those of you unaware of where we left off with Spidey, Parker’s identity has been revealed. Distressed, he reaches out to Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for some help, unlocking a dangerous path and “a multiverse of madness”.
To put it simply, I haven’t experienced so much screaming and cheering in a theatre since Avengers: Endgame.
Y’all. Breathe easy Spidey fan. The hype is real.
It’s a blast from start to finish with lots of laughs and lots of moments of pure heart.
It is exactly what you want it to be — which is kind of relieving given all the expectations going into this production. So in a way, it’s huge fan service. But it’s satisfying, enjoyable, and gives the Marvel Universe the story it needs to move into this new direction.
Tom Holland gives his best Spider-Man performance to date. We have watched the character authentically develop from a plucky teen with a grown up owning his “great powers” with “great responsibility” and Holland has done it so earnestly and emotionally. He continues to be such a genuine part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and watching him grow with the brand is just amazing.
And I think that’s what I love about Spider-Man: No Way Home. It is still so much fun and so lovable, but also isn’t afraid to show the mature side of Marvel.
Final Thoughts: You have to enter the Spiderverse to experience it.