Weekly Review:Spider-Man:No Way Home

A spoiler-free review of the newest movie from Marvel


(screenshot courtesy of Entertainment Weekly)

Spider-Man dons the Iron-Spider suit to duel Doctor Octavius.

Swinging into the end of 2021, Spider-Man:No Way Home has instantly become a fan-favorite and will surely be remembered as one of the best superhero movies for years to come. Directed by Jon Watts, the film features Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange, and an ensemble cast of characters from the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb adaptations.

No Way Home picks up where 2019’s Far From Home left off, as Spider-Man’s identity is revealed to the world and he is accused of murdering Mysterio. Parker approaches Strange about brainwashing the world into forgetting who he is, but the spell is corrupted, and characters from alternate realities are transported into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Parker then faces a tough moral dilemma regarding the situation with the multiversal visitors, and his decision’s consequences will leave a massive impact on the 27 movie franchise.

Aside from the well-written plot and incredible choreography, the best part of the film is the acting, most notably Willem Dafoe’s performance as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. The dichotomy between Osborn’s reserved charisma and Goblin’s terrifying insanity couldn’t have been portrayed better. 

No Way Home is satisfying for Marvel fans, new and old, and the experience of watching it in theaters is worth the price of admission.