• Keyshawn M

Movie Review: 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

Marvel is a franchise that continues to give and give even more to their fans as time goes on. Fans ever since Marvel's reveal of their phase four have been anticipating the third installment of the Spider-Man series to the MCU, and this movie did not leave fans disappointed at all.

Releasing to American theatres on December 17th, 2021, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" had a lot of big expectations surrounding it prior to release. With rumors' of a large multitude of villains, primarily five well-known ones in previous films before the MCU, fan's were very excited to see their favorite comic book villain's return to the big screen. Not only were rumors surrounding the villains at large, there also were large rumors surrounding the possibility of multiple familiar spider-men returning to the big screen as well.

And this film didn't come to disappoint when it came to expectations, even exceeding some set by the fans at the current time.

Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, Spider-Man's third installment to the MCU picks up directly after the events of the second movie, the world now knows of Spider-Man's identity and everything is falling apart seemingly at every turn. To combat his close family and friends' life collapse due to his faults, Spider-man consults Doctor Strange, asking him to give him the key to make everyone forget that he is Spider-man. However, due to Peter's pestering, the spell fails, causing a multitude of other-worldly problems that only Spider-man himself could fix.

As stated before, the movie includes a large magnitude of villains, mostly from previous installments of the Spider-Man franchise. These villians include Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), Sandman (Thomas Hayden Church) and The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus stick out immediately, both being from the original Spider-Man series that was under the rights of Sony. Obviously, its been almost two decades since these two have been in the franchise, so thanks to Marvel's visual effects and editing, the two look almost the exact same when they were originally in the franchise. The rest of the villains' in the film also are well known Spider-Man villains' as well, especially notable if you were to read the comics.

Speaking of the visuals of this movie, the CGI and editing on the film was top tier. If you think other Marvel movies had great effects and editing, this would be another great contender for one of the most visually appealing movies all around. One scene in particular being Doctor Strange's eye-catching sequence where he battles Peter Parker throughout a warped reality. The scene was both visually appealing, but the camera work and action sequence overall was a top tier viewing experience.

With the return of the amazing cast of the previous MCU Spider-Man cast, most notably Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Zendaya as MJ, and Jacob Batalon as Ned, the movie just wasn't done providing long-time Spider-Man fans with one of the greatest cinematic experiences. Both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire return to the Marvel in their previous roles of Spider-Man. All of these actors/actresses did an amazing job in their roles. Tom Holland himself did an exceptionally outstanding job, showcasing a wide range of emotions more than showcased in previous films. The acting was just overall incredible, everyone truly gave it their all.

In conclusion, if you're a longtime Marvel of Spider-Man fan then this movie is defiantly for you. This movie would definitely not fail to leave you absolutely blown away.