Opinion

Movie review: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

I grew up watching superhero movies, so much so that they’re still a big part of my life. I loved the excitement they brought
every time.

I was eight when Marvel first started really coming out with movies. I remember watching that first Iron Man movie and being totally hooked.

I’ve loved every movie they’ve put out since then. The Avengers have become some of my favorite movies of all time.

The way I felt while watching “Endgame” was indescribable. However, I haven’t felt the same way about a superhero movie since then.

Marvel has started to shift their universe and, at first, I wasn’t fully on board. None of the movies were making me as excited as the past one, until “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

“No Way Home” brought back that level of excitement that I hadn’t felt in a very long time. It was exciting, stressful and thrilling all at the same time.

It brought back a version of Spiderman I hadn’t really seen in a long time.

The plot was also very exciting. The idea of bringing back these bad guys from other versions of Spiderman was very unique and clever.

It’s not something we’ve really gotten to see in a superhero movie before. It combined all the best parts of the other versions with Tom Holland’s version.

I think my favorite part was that all of the original actors were willing to come back to reprise their roles as villains.

The movie wouldn’t have been the same if they had replaced William Dafoe as the Green Goblin or Alfred Molina as Doc Oc.

They both had stunning performances and made me feel like no time had passed at all.

This movie was also arguably the most heartbreaking of Tom Holland’s Spiderman trilogy. It brought up so many emotions.

The friend I saw the movie with cried 4 separate times while I almost did (and I’m not a crier at movies).

Holland brings a performance that’s unmatched. He’s always been good at portraying his emotions but it was exceptional in this movie.

He made it feel like you were right there with him experiencing it.

He was great at showing the struggle of being a high school kid dealing with very adult and heavy topics.

He’s able to show both how immature and mature Peter is at the same time.

The movie deals with themes that a lot of younger people, especially high school and college age kids, deal with every day. A main problem for Peter in this movie was getting what he wants versus doing the right thing.

He could have easily given up and taken the easy way out, but he had to stop and ask: is that the kind of person I want to be?

It also brought up the themes from the old versions of Spiderman. Is a bad guy really a bad person? Or is he a good person that terrible things happened to?

Peter had to decide if he really thought the villains were beyond saving or if they were really screaming for help.

This is something we saw specifically with the Green Goblin and Doc Oc. Now I don’t want to bring up any spoilers, but the end of the movie was by far my favorite part. Things happen that actually blew my mind.

If you’re a superhero fan in general, or even just a Spiderman fan, this movie is a must-see. This movie got me excited for the future of the Marvel Universe again.

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