Far From Home, Tom Holland’s first sequel to Spider-Man is not as fresh as the first film, Homecoming. Despite discussing Tony Stark’s death and bringing up a rather memorable villain (Mysterio aka Jake Gyllenhaal), Far From Home doesn’t leave a deep impression. The creators seem to be aware of this and make Spider-Man: No Way Home the most exciting, most ambitious and most emotional Spider-Man entry.
The story is simply Spider-Man: No Way Home, the world has changed greatly since the ending of Far From Home. After Mysterio leaked Spider-Man’s true secret to the world, Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) universe immediately changed. He and MJ (Zendaya) were immediately attacked by curious residents. Not only MJ, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei)’s life, which was previously relatively calm, also became a scene. It’s to the point that they all have to move into Happy’s (Jon Favreau) apartment to protect themselves from the media.
Besides everyone competing to be Parker’s friends and wherever he goes he is always ridiculed, Mysterio’s actions make Parker, MJ and Ned (Jacob Batalon) not accepted at their dream college. Disappointed and feeling responsible for the mess, Parker decides to meet with Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and asks him to make everyone forget that he is Spider-Man. Error, everyone except the closest people. This action finally invites new problems that actually make Parker’s life more complicated.
What’s interesting about Spider-Man: No Way Home is the way that Jon Watts, who returns for the third time directing Tom Holland’s version of the series, maintains the film’s witty tone. Compared to the two previous versions of Spider-Man, this version feels much more modern and easy going. Jon Watts’ ability to keep the mood upbeat is what ultimately makes Spider-Man: No Way Home a pleasure to watch.
Plot-wise, the script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers does not offer anything sensational. No surprises out of the box. But that doesn’t mean Spider-Man: No Way Home is going to be dry. Because they both have another equally effective weapon: nostalgia. They use this melancholic sense of nostalgia so effectively that Spider-Man: No Way Home feels much more dramatic than the previous films.
It’s not a spoiler if I say that several villains from the other Spider-Man series have appeared here because trailers and posters have shown that figures such as Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) and Sandman (Thimas Haden Church) will be present in this film. . But still, when they appear in the same frame as Tom Holland, the sensation is quite chilling. And I haven’t even discussed the appearance of other surprises that will surely make Spider-Man fans happy.
What’s most interesting about the appearance of antagonist characters from other Spider-Man universes is how Jon Watts treats them in this new world. If in the old version Doctor Octopus and Green Goblin seemed very serious, in this film they get the opportunity to be funny too. The result? It didn’t disappoint at all. The humor is well conveyed and almost everything works.
Technically, the audio-visual presentation of Spider-Man: No Way Home can’t be doubted even though there is some CGI that looks fake. Even so, with the adventure getting more and more excited at the end, it is certain that the audience will enjoy watching this film. The climax is very totality and self-maturation experienced by Peter Parker is very well made, anyone will be immersed in the story.
As with Far From Home, the ending of Spider-Man: No Way Home again brings Peter Parker into a new atmosphere that makes me curious about what this series will offer again. With a very curious mid-credit scene and refreshing surprises throughout the film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a must-watch filmr this year.