Marvel’s latest addition, Spider-man: No Way Home, shows the true power of nostalgia. The idea of introducing the past franchises in a single movie made this super-hero fiction a blockbuster. It’s a little wonder that the movie has already grossed $1.37 billion worldwide and crossed $600 million in North America.
After the Avengers: Endgame (2019), I almost left the Marvel Cinematic Universe for good. But, when it was announced that the characters from Sam Raimi’s trilogy (2002 – 07) and Marc Webb’s Amazing Spiderman (2012 – 14) would be reprising their roles in Spider-man: No Way Home, my interest level naturally spiked.
With his identity publicly exposed, Spider-man had to face a new challenge of saving New York but with a twist in the tale: This time he had to ensure his friends and family weren’t affected by their affiliation with him.
The only solution Peter is left with is to ask his superhero colleague, Dr. Strange, to manipulate the memory of the citizens of New York.
While Mr. Strange is busy casting a spell, Parker asks for sudden exceptions. These changes do nothing but make everything go wrong. Multiple universes are exposed to each other in real-time and that’s where the complications for our beloved Spidey start.
While we enjoy the blockbuster we can witness a cameo appearance by Charlie Cox as Daredevil and the return of Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. Some of the villains from previous franchises like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Doc Otto Octavius, and Jamie Foxx’s Electro play a lead role as the nemesis of Spidey in No Way Home.
All in all, Tom Holland not just performs extremely well in the hero mode but also shows his class in Peter’s dramatic and personal moments. The chemistry between Peter Parker and MJ (portrayed by Zendaya) continues to grow throughout the movie. Even the actors, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina, also enjoyed reprising their roles as Green Goblin and Doc Otto Octavious respectively.
So, for all the Marvel and Spidey fans out there, grab your tickets and go watch it on the big screen as you don’t want to miss this masterpiece.
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