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MOVIE REVIEW: FTN reviews Spider-man: No Way Home

December 15th, 2021 by Andrew Comments

Spider-man: No Way Home (12)
Directed by: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya & Benedict Cumberbatch
Running time: 2h 28m

With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

If you don’t at least know Spider-Man’s basic story by now then you must have been under a rock for the past 50 or 60 years.

The world is Spidey crazy which of course means lots and lots of adaptations from the comic book source materials.

No Way Home marks the eighth big-screen adventure with the web-crawler front and centre, played again here by Holland (his sixth time in the role after Civil War, two Avengers movies and two Spidey movies), picking up literally from the last movie, with Peter’s secret identity revealed to the world and him framed as the villain of the Far From Home events.

With his friends and family’s lives in turmoil via guilt by association, he turns to Doctor Strange for help, who ultimately devises a spell to make the world forget that Peter is Spider-man. As you might expect, things don’t go to plan, resulting in some unexpected side-effects that will see Peter run into some faces familiar to Spidey fans, but not necessarily familiar to him.

That’s about as far as I want to go into spoiler territory here, which you’ll understand if you’ve seen any of the movies advertising or trailers – but a word of warning even if you have seen these, I still recommend you do everything to AVOID ANY FURTHER SPOILERS before viewing.

In my opinion, this is the ultimate spider-man movie and while I enjoyed the recent entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the most recent ones, Black Widow, Shang Chi and the Eternals, were entertaining but lacking. This is anything but.

We never got the typical Spider-man origin story with Tom Holland’s iteration, it introduced him to us post-spider-bite as we had already been given it twice with the Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield versions, but what NWH does is present us with the third act of a three-movie origin story of how Peter Parker fully comes into his own as Spider-Man and it’s a glorious journey that does not disappoint and I will gladly take it again.

5 out of 5 Nerds

Co-host of the Monday Movie Show, Andrew is a huge movie fan who is into all sorts of things movie related, as well as a fan of all things nerd. In his spare time he likes to work at script writing, that is when he's not spending it on something movie or nerd related!