Review: Spiderman: No Way Home

Review: Spiderman: No Way Home

by Bradley Short, Reporter

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the latest in a long line of Marvel Studios blockbusters, as well as the ninth theatrically released Spider-Man movie. The movie is currently out in theaters and is a sequel to the last Spider-Man movie, “Far From Home”, in which the world learns that Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, is Spider-Man. This leads Holland to seek help from the former Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). Strange creates a spell to make the world forget that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, but thanks to some last second corrections from Holland, the spell goes awry and leads to many unforeseen consequences. 

I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited to go see a movie. The combination of trailers showing as little as possible about the movie’s central plot and the speculation behind this movie’s plot, such as whether the former Spider-Man actors would show up, made me sure that I needed to see it in theaters. I was able to see this movie shortly after it was released on December 17th with a close group of friends. We all made sure to stay off social media to avoid spoilers, and thanks to going in blind, it ended up being a fantastic experience. 

The movie itself is great, the perfect mixture of heartwarming and heart wrenching. It does have its flaws, like some leaps in logic to get to the climax, but any issue I found with it would be so nitpicky that it didn’t take anything away from the movie. The writers also took inspiration from J. Michael Stracynski’s 2007 story One More Day. One More Day is generally considered one of the worst Spider-Man storylines of all time, but somehow, the writers made it work for the film and turned it into an enjoyable story.

Overall, this movie is something that everyone needs to see. I implore you to go see it in theaters if you have any interest whatsoever in superheroes or Spider-Man. The movie is PG-13 so maybe give it some vetting before taking small children. I’d give this movie a strong 5/5 stars and highly recommend it.