Film Review: The Wall Crawling Vermin is Back!


Everybody’s favorite web-slinger is back on the big screen, and it’s safe to say that he did not disappoint! “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is the third and final installment in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy. Directed by Jon Watts, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is different from every other Spider-Man movie, as it places our quirky web-slinger in the spotlight as a criminal. Moreover, this time, the wall-crawler is pitted against the entire world while fighting other-worldly villains to prevail as the superhero we all know and love. Throughout the movie, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker faces several moral and physical challenges he has to overcome on his thrilling adventure.


The brilliancy of all the past “Spider-Man” movies is captured in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as Peter goes through a moral experience in hope of reverting the mistakes that he makes within the movie. “No Way Home” reintroduces villains and heroes from the past, including Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker from the “The Amazing Spider-Man” movies and Tobey Maguire’s Peter Parker from the original “Spider-Man” trilogy.  Garfield and Maguire’s Peter Parkers assist Holland’s Peter Parker in times of desperation and misery. The trio create some nostalgic and breathtaking scenes as we see all three of them fight against villains from the past movies including Willem Dafoes’ Green Goblin from the original “Spider-Man” trilogy. Through a number of different cameos, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” introduces a nostalgic and entertaining movie for fans of the renowned web-head.

However, the cameos are not the only reason for the magnificence of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”. The character development of several characters is purely brilliant. In the case of Peter Parker, he goes from being an immature teen to a man that recognizes the importance of his loved ones. He goes from whining about his identity being revealed to being mature and understanding, even though nobody remembers who Peter Parker is. Conversely, we really see Zendaya’s Michelle Jones, better known as MJ, shine under the spotlight. She acts as a moral backbone for Peter throughout the entire movie and she assists him in his captivating adventure. Spider-Man: No Way Home really is abnormal as it develops characters like no other Spider-Man movie or even superhero movie in general. 

Ultimately, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” gives Holland’s Peter Parker a brand new start and allows him to be separated from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Given the rumors of a new trilogy possibly in the making, connoisseurs of the notorious web-slinger have a lot to be excited about, but until then, 3 really is the magic number!