Spider-Man: No Way Home review
It's hard to imagine how any Spider-Man movie could surpass Tom Holland's latest Marvel romp -- well, until Across the Spider-Verse.
If you thought this was going to be the biggest Spider-Man movie ever, you might be right.
With at least five villains, rumors of returning Spider-Men, a record-breaking trailer and the concept of the multiverse opening it all up,
Spider-Man: No Way Home plays just about every trump card it has to claim the title of next Avengers: Endgame
For the most part, everything works. Just make sure you've seen all the previous Spider-Man movies.
Despite an inevitably tangled web of characters, backstories and motivations, No Way Home manages a surprisingly tidy plot if you understand where each player comes from.
Watch Spider-Man's back-catalog and you'll be in the know as to why the people at the back of the theater are cheering at any given moment.
The basic premise sees Peter Parker deal with the fallout of events right at the end of Far From Home. His secret identity is known to the public, combined with the small (fabricated) detail that he murdered Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
Now, with a savage media after him, fronted by the glorious (but underused) J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), Peter must adjust to a difficult existence chased into the uncomfortable spotlight of the public eye.
If you gathered this plot point from the record-breaking trailer, you could argue it isn't reason enough to warrant Peter's next decision:
But what follows is a surprising, expectations-toying spectacle with a deeper thematic heft.
Only one or two lines are provided to explain why each villain reacts in they way they do to a storyline that plunges them in a different universe.
In other words, if you came for the biggest movie of the year, you'll definitely leave satisfied.
Spider-Man: No Way Home co-stars and IMDb fan favorites Tom Holland and Zendaya reveal secret talents, their Hogwarts house connections, their favorite Spider-Man suit, and more.
Spider-Man: No Way Home Day 1 Box Office collection is 150+ Million And increasing fastly