Spiderman: No Way Home Review


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SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, US advance poster, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, 2021. © Sony Pictures Releasing / © Marvel Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

Anastasia Pavliv

*Spoilers ahead*

I am a big fan of Marvel and have been for most of my life. I grew up watching Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman movies with my granddad. Those movies are nostalgic for me, and whenever I rewatch them, a piece of my childhood comes back. When Tom Holland became the new Spiderman, I was pretty interested. I remember seeing Spiderman: Homecoming in the movie theater with my family and immediately loved the way he portrayed Peter Parker. Once I heard the announcement that Tom Holland would be getting a third movie, I was so excited to see what Marvel had in store for us fans. I’d seen rumors of Andrew and Tobey returning to play Spiderman and that only made me want to see this movie more. I was constantly checking social media for updates and when it would be released in theaters. 

Then it was opening night. 

I went to see Spiderman: No Way Home with my brothers, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I thought that Tom Holland did fantastic this movie. The acting was just perfect and the writers didn’t give us an emotional break. I went from being confused to crying, then to screaming of happiness eventually to crying again. Some may call that an emotional rollercoaster and that was exactly what it felt like. The way the writers introduced Andrew and Tobey had me on the edge of my seat freaking out. I felt such real happiness I was shaking! I heard the audience roar and clap as Andrew and Tobey appeared and it was such a once in a lifetime experience. Aunt May’s death was heartbreaking, and I thought the way Peter coped was beautiful. The way he was on top of the building watching the news and crying made the movie even more emotional. Also, the cinematography was spectacular! My favorite cinematic scene was towards the end of the movie when all of the Spidermen swung on their webs together and then landed in order. It was an emotional way to combine every Spiderman fan’s childhoods, and they did it perfectly. Not to mention, the villains were extremely entertaining. Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina played their iconic roles in such a way that it felt like they were just continuing their old movies, but with a modern spin to it. Zendaya and Jacob Batalon added humor, friendship, love, and even more emotion to the movie. The way they said their goodbyes and later didn’t remember Peter had me in tears. I left the theater that night in awe and alreadying theorizing the future of Marvel in my head. 

I loved this movie so much that I saw it again with my friend two days later. To sum it all up, Marvel outdid themselves with this one. They left such an impact in the movie industry and definitely deserve to win awards and break the box office.