Hollywood has run out of ideas and these days movie sequels are very common. For the past 2 decades, Hollywood has been churning out spiderman movies and the latest is Spider-Man: No Way out. So far it seems that the movie is doing well at the box office and has already grossed over $1.2 billion. But is it worth paying $13 to see Spider-Man: No way Home? Well, that depends on whose reviews you read and believe.
First, the movie has a solid cast of well-known actors, some of whom include Alfred Molina, Anthony Quinonez, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Tom Holland, Martin Star, and Zendaya. The storyline is similar to other Spiderman movies; the Super Hero has responsibilities to take care of the planet but this time he needs help from Doctor Strange to help overcome the villains.
The Sequel & Plot
Spider-Man: No way home is based on the marvel comics superhero spiderman and is a sequel to Spiderman Homecoming that was released in 2017 and Spiderman: Far From Home in 2019.
In the present sequel, after spider man’s identity is revealed to the masses in the movie, Parker requests Dr. Strange to utilize his magical powers to make the world forget that he is spiderman. But the spell goes awry and when the multiverse falls apart, villains from other realities enter the universe of spiderman. And this results in a battle between Spiderman and the Bad guys.
The villains include Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Electro (Jamie Foxx), and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church)—as well as Andrew Garfield.
The Positive Reviews
Spider-Man: No Way Home first premiered in Los Angeles on Dec 13, 2021, and was then released for the public on Dec 17 of the same year. Overall the movie has received positive reviews which have painted the directors, actors, and the storyline about the chemistry and performance as decent.
Rated as PG 13 there are the usual scenes of violence, numerous action sequences, and the odd suggestive language. The movie best appeals to a younger audience who no longer like to read but instead watch action movies.
But there are also many negative reviews about the movie. Remember, many reviews are biased and never reveal the truth about the movie. These reviewers work for the movie industry and it is in their interest to state all things positive. So what about the negatives: Spiderman: No Way Home is not much different from previous spider man movies. Sure it has action and suspense but this is not something new in a spiderman movie. While the scenery is great and futuristic, the storyline is too long and many of the performances by the actors are methodical and lack spontaneity. You certainly won’t jump out of your seat while watching this spiderman movie; Plus the effects and cinematics are all the same and overall the movie is mediocre. If you are looking for excitement, then you are going to be disappointed with Spiderman: No Way Home. The movie is a bad science fiction project and it provides the same lingering aftertaste that occurs after you have eaten a whole box of chocolates and feel terrible afterward.
Unlike previous Spiderman movies, there are not many fight scenes; in this movie, Spiderman has become a pacifist and wants to help the villains instead of destroying them.
The movie choreography is disjointed, some characters like Dr. Strange appear to feel awkward and there is a lack of chemistry between Holland and Cumberbatch. There’s no real heavy storyline that will keep you enthralled for an hour- after the first 20 minutes, you will feel numb and wonder why you had not ordered a subscription to Netflix for $10 for a month instead of watching $13 for a movie and $20 for the popcorn.
Should you see the movie?
If you are on a tight budget, then this movie is not the one you should be spending money on, and even if you have spare change, then wait for a better movie to be released.
Nevertheless, despite the negatives, Spiderman: NO way home, has become the highest-grossing film released by Sony Pictures and because of its success, a sequel is already in the developmental phase.