Spider-Man: No Way Home Brings Back the Nostalgia



This is a hard movie to talk about without getting into spoilers, but I’m going to do my best. I’m going to keep this as spoiler free as possible. 

The movie starts off a lot heavier than I expected it to. You’re seeing a lot of the fallout from the world finding out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, and he’s dealing with what comes with that. The director did a great job of showcasing what it would be like if the world found out the identity of a superhero. The movie shows how people would respond to that knowledge and the controversy that would occur. The movie uses that plot point really well. 

Peter Parker’s desperation goes as far as to try and use magic to trick the world into forgetting about Spider-Man, and in doing so, bringing the multiverse to his universe, is just crazy. 

The villains are in the trailers, so if you’ve seen the trailers, then you already know who’s here. They bring in some villains from the other Spider-Man universes. So you have Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Sandman from the original trilogy. You have Electro, the Lizard, and I think they did a good job in bringing them into this movie without it feeling cheap. 

I was a little worried going into it that they were going to just bring in all these familiar faces just  for people who have watched the movies for a long time, but they use it really well. They give the main characters and the main villains a lot of room to breathe and develop. Doc Ock, Green Goblin, and Electro in particular. They’re not super fleshed out in the movie, but being able to see them again and getting more from them I think is great, especially Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. I thought he was a real standout. Just a fantastic job all around. 

I thought they did a great job with Electro, because I thought he was very underused in The Amazing Spider-Man, so it’s good to bring him back and get to at least see a little bit more from him. 

The main focus of the movie is on the relationship among Peter Parker, MJ, and Ned. It’s their friendship and their journey. The movie is a lot darker than I expected it to be. It gets a lot heavier than I thought it would, and I appreciate that. The characters really grow. 

I like how they use a lot of the new things that they introduced with the multiverse possibilities and also his relationship with Dr. Strange. 

I don’t have many complaints about this movie. I feel as far as Spider-Man movies go, this is about the best you could ask for. I do have some things I didn’t like about it, but they’re spoilers. 

So that’s all I’m going to say about it.

Overall I think the movie is about the best Spider-Man movie we could get. Spider-Man 1 and 2, the original with Tobey Maguire, still have a very special place in my heart, but I really feel like Spider-Man: No Way Home is probably one of the best Spider-Man movies out there. There’s so much to like about it. They did a really good job with developing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, and I’m really excited to see more from him in the MCU.