“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a Perfect Movie


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Spoiler warning for anyone who has not seen Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Spider-Man: No Way Home is the eighth Spider-Man movie and is also part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s fourth phase of movies set to release in the upcoming years. The movie stars Tom Holland as Spiderman/Peter Parker, and explores his adventure into absolute insanity.

This movie starts right at the end of the previous movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home. Peter Parker’s identity gets revealed to the world, and with that it is believed that he killed Mysterio, a fake hero who tried to kill Peter and his friends. Peter is able to come out of accused legalities free, but most of Queens, New York, isn’t ready to accept that. He gets harassed at school by the press, students, and teachers. Peter’s conflicts end up with him and his friends not getting accepted into the college MIT. His solution is to try to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, which, as you can imagine, doesn’t go well. Peter’s corruption of the spell, courtesy of Dr. Strange, releases everyone across the multiverse that knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, as well as the other Peter Parkers, into the universe of the MCU. This includes the villains from the previous series including the Spider-Men played by Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire. This leads to a fight between the Spider-Men and the villains, and ends with all the people going back to their original universes and everyone on the MCU’s Earth forgetting that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.

The previous Spider-Man movies in the current series did not have me very excited for this movie, but it greatly exceeded my expectations. I personally would recommend this movie to anyone whether they love or hate Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. The cameo introductions of both Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire’s Spider-Men as well as Alfred Molina’s Otto Octavious/Doctor Octopus and Willem Dafoe’s Norman Osborn/Green Goblin were all perfect. All of these actors portrayed these characters perfectly, even including subtle details to show if Willem Dafoe was acting as the Green Goblin or just as Norman Osborn.  The tiny little details that are included in this movie, all the little easter eggs and references, they add some sense of comedy in an otherwise dark movie. The movie also allows Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to actually grow and mature, turning Aunt May into an equivalent to every other continuity’s Uncle Ben. Her “With great power comes great responsibility” speech gives Spider-Man the motivation to move on as a hero and as a person. This movie is a cinematic masterpiece, a perfect ten-out-of-ten.