Spiderman: No Way Home Review (Spoiler Free)

Naeelah Desanges

Woah. If you didn’t leave the theater in a dazed and confused state with a plethora of sadness, consider yourself spared. Easily the most anticipated movie of the year, Spiderman: No Way Home is breaking records. With its release last Friday, this blockbuster film is on trend to be the only $1 Billion movie of 2021, according to CNBC.

Rumors and theories surrounding this movie have thrived on social media all year, especially on Tiktok. One of the most famous theories was the possible return of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in their respective spidey suits. The anticipation for this film only grew and reached multiple generations who resonated with one of the three different Spiderman adaptations.
After watching the trailer, the storyline was pretty straightforward. Now that Spiderman was revealed to the public as Peter Parker, his two separate worlds came crashing together, and unfortunately, there was a devastating amount of collateral damage. He tries to fix the situation with the help of Dr. Strange but instead makes the situation much worse when the spell goes wrong, and everyone who knows Peter Parker comes flooding into their world from across the multiverse. This grave mistake opens the door to infamous spiderman villains from the previous movies and gives them one last shot at Spiderman. The Green Goblin and Doc Ock from the beloved Tobey Maguire movies were seen, along with Electro and the Lizard from Andrew Garfield’s films, making their appearance on the big screen again.

This movie did a good job setting up the future of Spiderman. Regardless of the actor, one of the common themes of any Spiderman movie is the sacrifices and consequences Spiderman must endure due to his double life. And we see Tom Holland’s Spiderman pay the price in this movie. In the end, he put his family, friends, loved ones, and of course, the people first, even if it means he didn’t get the life he wanted. The Peter Parker at the end of the is movie is entirely different than the one we first met in Captain America: Civil War. This Peter endured grief, loss, and unexplainable hardships and truly understands the price of being a hero, which he was still willing to pay.