‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ review, ‘Hello, Peter’

By Thomas Stodghill, IV

Out of all the Marvel movies releasing in 2021, “No Way Home” was the most anticipated. Fans of the Spider-Man comics saw the potential to bring a great story to the big screen, and I think it delivers.

Set immediately after the events of “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” chaos ensues when  the world learns that Spider-Man is Peter Parker (Tom Holland). Parker then teams up with fellow superhero, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), to undo this reveal. However, Parker gets more than he wished for.

Without going into spoilers, this synopsis only scratches the surface. The story in “No Way Home” is one of the darkest in any Marvel movie, but it is one of the most beautiful and poignant. It focuses on what becoming Spider-Man means and what sacrifices are made along the way.

If you like any live-action version of Spider-Man, prepare to get all the fan service. This movie showers fan service like there is no tomorrow, but it does it in a way to move the plot along. 

I will not ruin the fun of all who is introduced in the movie, but I feel that Marvel’s Cinematic Universe could be getting much bigger in the future.

The acting is what made this whole story work. The old and new characters in the story share a great chemistry. Holland and Cumberbatch deliver great performances as the friendly, neighborhood superheroes.

While this movie is mainly about Spider-Man, Doctor Strange’s role does not disappoint. He goes through a lot in the movie, and it looks like Dr. Strange will be busy in the future. 

Another great part of the movie is the visual effects and cinematography. The visual effects give the superheroes and villains their powers, and with great power comes great responsibility.

This movie is almost two and a half hours long, but it never felt like it at all. This movie is a joy from beginning to end.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is now one of my favorite movies in the Marvel collection. This movie combines everything we love about Spider-Man into one epic story. This is a must-watch if you love any version of the friendly, neighborhood superhero.

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