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Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

Op-ed

After a long time of waiting, the new movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is finally released on December 17, 2021. This movie completely changed the way that the Marvel Universe will head towards, and the future of the entire MCU. In this article, we will digest the different parts of the movie and review it in the eyes of an audience member.

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Welcome To the Multiverse

Based on the recent television shows streamed on Disney+, such as Loki and WandaVision, we can already see the entry of the multiverse into the MCU, but how has it resembled in Spider-Man? This new movie welcomes many of the older villains from past Spider-Man movies, such as Doctor Octavius, the Green Goblin, Electro, and the Sandman. When these villains were shown in the trailer when it was first released, there was a lot of controversy on the biggest topic of them all: Are all three Spider-Man going to be in the movie?

If anyone has watched it, we know that they do, which makes this movie one of the best of its kind. This movie was created almost perfectly, as everyone could see their favorite actors of Spider-Man work together and be in one movie, someone that many people believed was impossible. The multiverse opened an entire outlet to the rest of the upcoming movies of the MCU, which is the main reason why this movie is so powerful and entertaining to see. Yes, the shows on Disney+ have introduced the multiverse, but this is the very first where we can see different characters from different movies collide into one. It is brilliant; all your friendly neighborhood Spider-Men have collided into one.

Lets Unpack

From the beginning to the end, this movie is one of the best plotted, action-packed, and eye-catching movies that has been viewed in the cinema for quite a while. At the very beginning of the movie, it starts from where the previous Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, had ended. Once Spider-Man's identity was revealed, and everyone realized his name was Peter Parker, due to Mysterio, everyone went into shock. This shock wasn't aimed towards Mysterio, perhaps, because he made Parker seem like the villain.

This entire situation ruined not only his chances for him to get into college, but all of his friends, and clearly, he wanted to make the change. Because of this, he visits Doctor Strange in hopes that he will be able to make everyone forget about the identity of Spider-Man. The plot at the very beginning of the movie was quite slow, due to them trying to introduce the storyline to the audience. Once Doctor Strange is distracted by Peter's mumbling, the spell is disrupted, and later in the movie, terrible events stir.

And the Plot Thickens...

After the interaction with Doctor Strange, all the villains from previous Spider-Man movies enter the multiverse, searching for this universe's Spider-Man. This is so cool to see from the viewers' point, especially if they are a Spider-Man fan, because it's all of their favorite movies combined into one. All of the same actors are welcomed back, and it truly gives a warming and welcoming feel.

The most important part of the movie was the reintroduction of the two other Spider-Man, played by Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield. It was so fun to see the interactions that they all had together, how they worked as one, and overall, how they were able to play in one movie. It's like a birthday party; You can see everyone that you know and love combined all into one. Although it was sad to see them go in the end, we can all hope that they are introduced as cameos in the future.

There were sadly some devastating events that happened in the movie, which gave many emotions towards our loving Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland. When Aunt May had passed away, the audience could feel such empathy for Peter, because he had already seen many important people in his life pass on. The most heartbreaking was the very end, in which he sacrificed his existence so that his best friend and girlfriend, Ned and MJ, would be able to go to the college they dreamed of.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is one of the best movies of its time. It brings so many emotions to the audience, the plot is flawless, and the flow of the movie was great. It was amazing to see all the characters brought into one movie, and we can only hope that we can see them again.

Brooke Barros
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