Spider-Man: No Way Home Review: The Biggest, Electrifying Spidey Film to Date

Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Photo by Matt Kennedy
Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Photo by Matt Kennedy

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the third Spider-Man film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tom Holland is back as the titular character. There’s a lot more hype surrounding it due to the recent trailers and official promotional materials, and if you don’t want to be spoiled, definitely avoid them. This review will be discussing things from the trailer and promotional materials, so be warned. After experiencing the huge spectacle that is Spider-Man: No Way Home, it is one of the best MCU films and easily ranks up there with the top Spider-Man films. The movie does not disappoint, and we were still surprised and excited from beginning to end.

The Premise

Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Photo by Matt Kennedy.

Spider-Man’s true identity has been revealed to the world (as seen at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home), and Peter Parker asks Doctor Strange to help with a spell that would make the world forget that he is Spider-Man. The spell doesn’t go as planned, and villains from different universes start to appear including the Green Goblin, Sandman and Doc Ock from Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man films and Lizard and Electro from Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man films. Peter Parker, MJ and Ned will have to work together to fix the aftermath of the spell.

Tom Holland is back as Peter Parker, and he brings the character to life once again with his earnest performance. His friends and loved ones all return with Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Zendays as MJ, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. These characters have been going on many adventures together, and the cast has delivered their most full-hearted portrayals to date.

Villains

When the trailer and promotional videos were released for Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans were ecstatic to see the return of Alfred Molina as Otto Octavius, Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn, and Jamie Foxx as Electro. Other characters from the previous Spider-Man films were featured in the trailers including Lizard and Sandman. It’s one of the worst-kept secrets, but it definitely had fans electrified. Yes, it’s a trip down memory lane, but they were all extraordinary. It truly felt like the filmmakers have been listening to fans’ comments about them with some updated changes and hilarious banter.

Final Reaction

Spider-Man: No Way Home is everything we can wish for in a Spider-Man film, and it has easily become our favorite to date. It’s a wild, emotional, joyous and nostalgic journey that’s a huge love letter to fans. Tom Holland is wonderful as always, and the villains and members of team Spider-Man all have their moments to shine.

Score: 5/5 Atoms

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