I’ve been a Spider-Man fan since my childhood, seeing all the versions of the character from the vintage cartoons, animations, and the movies! Being a true 90s kid, Tobey Maguire was a marvel dream and it was quite hard to connect with the recent movie’s appeal since the comparison was always there and I didn’t want to easily forget Tobey as Spiderman, to me as a fan there was no closure with the character and his story.
My complicated feelings for the character were finally put to rest with the closure and understanding that there is no comparison made but instead to focus on the goodness of the character and that’s what Spider-Man: No Way Home was all about.
Spider-Man: No Way Home effortlessly combines high-stakes, incredible action sequences, and a darker, emotional core to become the best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third and final film of Marvel’s “Home” trilogy, directly following the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home and continuing the thematic thread of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Returning to the Spidey suit is Tom Holland in his sixth and best performance as Peter Parker. Also returning is Zendaya as MJ, Marisa Tomei as May Parker, and Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds. Newcomers to the trilogy but by no means new to the Spider-Man world are some pretty iconic blast from the past characters from the franchise!
The movie showcases the disaster Peter Parker faces as Spider-Man’s identity is now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Gone are the days of Peter Parker in the shadow of Tony Stark and comes a three-dimensional character who feels more like the classic Spider-Man than ever before. Holland plays Spider-Man so much more effortlessly in this film, allowing him to dig deeper into the character’s psychology. The debate over which Spider-Man is the best will sometimes fall into which generation one grew up with, but Holland makes his best case yet with an emotional, rich, and layered performance. The actor leaves it all on the table with this Spider-Man film, which will impress fans and doubters alike. Supporting him, Zendaya continues to shine and MJ and Marisa Tomei deliver her own personal best performance as Aunt May.
Spider-Man: No Way Home brings forth the most ambitious lineup of villains the franchise has seen thus far and Peter Parker is up against foes from a past he does not know This creates a constant who’s who of characters on screen, which will excite audiences.
Director Jon Watts, returning for his third Spider-Man film, effortlessly blends each character into the MCU, without losing the villain character traits and core that made them special in their films.
It’s not a stretch to say Spider-Man: No Way Home is a fan’s dream come true. It’s a Spider-Man film that pays homage to all theatrical eras of the character.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is a love letter to the character and his rich theatrical history. The writing is richer, the themes are darker, the stakes are higher, and the cast delivers their best work in the franchise thus far. Simply put, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best film in the MCU.
Let’s just put it this way, there’s a Spider-Man for everyone 😉