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  • Carlotta Rother

No Way Home Review

No Way Home was one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. Originally it was supposed to come out on July 16th, 2021; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, its debut was pushed back. The later release made fans even more excited for this movie. No Way Home was exclusively released in theaters, and within the first weekend it brought in 260 million dollars. Currently, No Way Home has surpassed 1.5 billion dollars in the box office.

This movie was the first time back in the theater for a lot of people since the pandemic began. It was a chance to feel as if everything was normal, and the reactions that people had to certain scenes, such as when the previous Spidermen, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield appeared on the screen, made people remember what life was like before the pandemic.

In Tom Holland's third spiderman movie we see Peter Parker—also known as Queens’ friendly neighborhood spiderman, face a lot of challenges trying to deal with his identity being revealed to the world, applying to college, and of course, being a superhero even though the world now sees him as a villain.

The Movie begins with Spider-Man's identity being revealed by the previous movie’s villain, Mysterio, and instantly the whole world turns on Spiderman. Spiderman goes to Dr. Strange for help, and while trying to make the whole world forget about his superhero identity, Peter realizes what he would lose if he went through with the spell: everyone he cares about would forget about him including Aunt May, his only family left, his friends, and his girlfriend. Dr. Strange made the decision to stop the spell, but when he did, it opened up the multiverse.

Opening the multiverse is essential for the plot because we saw villains from past movies, and, the most anticipated part of the movie, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire are re-introduced. Seeing all these actors together was a great way to end the trilogy, even though there are a few speculations that more movies will come back. While we had to say goodbye to some of our favorite characters throughout the movie, and had to witness the end of a beloved friendship and relationship, if another movie were to happen, maybe the three could come together again. Tom Holland’s trilogy was stunning and seeing the growth of Peter throughout not only his movies, but also the rest of the Marvel movies he is in, is astonishing to watch.

The movie earned 93% on rotten tomatoes. I believe that the score is well deserved because having watched all Marvel Movies I feel like Spiderman: No Way Home is one of the best movies based on the script, cinematography, the cast, the acting, and the overall directing by Jon Watts.

Many people could find a way to relate to this movie because I’m sure many students have felt as if they want to change their identity, and dealing with all the stress of high school along with trying to meet people's expectations can be very challenging. If you want to laugh, feel nostalgic, excited, and of course, shed multiple tears, I would 100 percent recommend this movie.

Saying goodbye to this character was quite sad because I remember watching Spiderman first appear on screen in Captain America: Civil War with my friends. I watched the last movie with the same friends and it gave us all a sense of closure. Knowing that there is no promise of another movie is sad, but I am excited to see what all these actors will do next, especially if Marvel does decide to renew Tom Holland's Spider-man contract.


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