Spider-Man : No Way Home
Taking place directly after Spider-Man : Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home focuses on Peter’s revealed identity and the things that come with this new stardom. With college applications on the brain, Peter, Ned, and MJ have to navigate through an even more complicated world that now knows exactly who they are.
**A longer summary and characters will be coming once this movie has been out a week, due to the high risk of spoilers we are going to keep it very brief so everyone can enjoy this with an open mind**
Our main characters continue to be the same as the first two movies. Peter is a high school senior with all of the usual pressure, all compacted by him being Spider-Man. His two best friends Ned and MJ are geniuses in their own rights, both having very specific fields and both being top of their class.
This might be the most Spider-Man movie to ever Spider-Man as I have never felt that a Spider-Man movie has gotten so much right. Now, this is a hard movie to discuss without spoilers but I’ll do my best. This movie on a fundamental level gets the character of Spider-Man as Spider-Man makes mistakes and suffers consequences as a result of them. Every time that Peter Parker has a good thing going for him Spider-Man as a hero is not doing his job or has lost his way. Peter Parker loses so Spider-Man can win and this movie shows that throughout. Now the villains brought back from the other Spider-Man movies (not a spoiler this was shown in the trailers) really reprise their roles well and these villains help Peter’s growth as a character and his realisation of his responsibilities progress due to these villains and their plight. The action in this movie is amazing and the impact of each punch is felt. The fighting feels real and the emotions behind the fights are really intense which makes the battles all the more brutal. Tom Holland has his best performance yet as Spider-Man with some impactful emotional moments as well as some great conversations between him and the villains. Zendaya and Jacob Batalon do a great job in their supporting roles being best friends to Peter and really helping out in the finding of the villains There is so much going on in this film that I know that I will need multiple viewings and I plan to go again in theatres as I know there are details, I have missed. I thought the ending of this movie was fantastic and sets up the most accurate Spider-Man yet with the direction it is taking. This also sets up another film for sure which could make this version of Spider-Man the most iconic of them all.
All in all, this is an amazing film that is either my new favourite or second favourite Spider-Man film and it is up there in my MCU ranking. If you’re are an MCU fan, a Spider-Man fan, or both you have to see this film and I’m telling you it will all be worth it.
My favourite moment was the ending. For the character of Spider-Man, this is classic territory as he is on his own and has no one to support his superhero deeds. I love that this will lead Peter on a journey towards college and we will see him struggling more than ever with the Peter Parker/Spider-Man identity crises. He will be low-tech and dependent on only him living in a crappy apartment and I am excited to see what is next.
This movie is absolutely fantastic. It is a ton of fun, the hype does hold true, and our characters are fricking amazing. Tom Holland and Zendaya are once again perfectly suited for their roles, and it makes the movie so much more entertaining to watch. I thought the plot was simple enough to understand if you area very casual MCU fan, but it also had easter eggs all over the place to appease the more hardened fan. For a 2.5 hour movie it moves really quickly, with almost too much to do over the course of one film. I have to recommend you watch the first two Spider-man movies before seeing this, as their is more than enough to think about without being confused about the characters or other assumed pieces of knowledge. We see another Marvel trademark that is becoming great for business in the review world, a big event where the rules and specifics are exactly revealed in any concrete way. It keeps things super confusing, and will have you asking questions about it for the next couple of years until we get some form of an update. Regardless, it is little things like that that keep this universe fresh and keep us coming back for more.
This movie is absolutely worth a 2nd watch, probably even a 3rd. There is just so much going on, and probably a ton missed during the first watch. I’ve chosen not to cover characters just yet, with the high expectations of who is either going to or not going to be in this movie, depending on which side of the scale you sit on. They were fantastic, and it made the movie a lot better. I don’t know how I feel about the ending, not really sold on the direction we took, as it leaves me with more concerns than answers. Regardless, I thought the rest of the movie was spectacular and absolutely worth the price of admission.
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Spiderman: No Way Home was one of the first movies that I watched in the theatre in a while and boy was it a fun movie to watch. Now, my review is going to pretty short because the short answer is that you should watch this movie, 100%.
I’ve always been a fan of Tom Holland’s Spiderman, so this was a joy to watch as well. For those who are unaware, Prairie Grown Reviews does have a YouTube channel, so go search us up under this same name you’ll find us. There, we did a video reviewing all the Marvel movies at the time, so please check that out. Anyways, self plugging aside, I really enjoyed the plot and the characters featured in this movie. Now, in most Marvel movies, Sebastian is the one who would usually explain all the easter eggs featured, but I’m pleased to report that I got most of the easter eggs this time around. There were plenty and it was a joy to watch.
Overall, there isn’t much to be said here. Check the movie. There’s no reason not to. You’ve seen the stats. You’ve seen the hype. It’s a fun movie and that’s all you need to know.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
Favourite moment was the final battler scene. It was intense and flashy, there were plenty of references, and it was just a wonderful way to wrap up the movie.