Spider-Man: No Way Home – A Disappointment
Spider-Man: No Way Home was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Aside from the fact that it reunited three generations of Spider-Man and had an impressive cast, it also earned a number of accolades. It had a good fan service, a great action sequence, and some emotional beats. There were a few problems though. While No Way Home had some great elements, it was also an utter disappointment in a few key areas.
One of the biggest complaints about the movie is that it lacks the character growth that Tom Holland has achieved in previous iterations. His character Peter Parker doesn’t really change much. He doesn’t grow up, and he doesn’t have much of a life outside of being Spider-Man.
Another problem with No Way Home is that it didn’t tell a story the way it should have. For instance, in the comic book world, Spider-Man is one of the most iconic super heroes in history. But in the movie, it doesn’t seem like the writers took advantage of that status. Instead, they’ve taken the tried and true formula for a good Spider-Movie and slapped it on top of a new premise. This has resulted in some flaws, such as a cynical approach and a lack of humor.
The movie had a few other notable features, including a haywire spell and a a multiverse concept. While the latter is probably not as slam dunk as the first, it did give the film a lot of buzz. Even with the aforementioned shortcomings, it’s still a fun ride.
Another thing that No Way Home does better than most is the way it uses multiple villains. When they slug it out, it’s a blast. Besides the Green Goblin, there’s also MJ, Ned Leeds, the Vulture, and Spider-Man himself. These characters come together to create a dynamic that’s fun and exciting. They also have some excellent moments of banter, which is another plus.
In addition to its action, No Way Home has a number of other clever tricks up its sleeve. For instance, it had a few interesting ideas about the multiverse, such as the fact that the haywire spell is written to pull people right before they die. As a bonus, the movie made some big money. And it was the biggest blockbuster of 2021.
Despite its shortcomings, No Way Home is still a solid superhero flick. Its multiverse concept is interesting and fun, and it was able to bring together three different generations of Spider-Men. If you’re a fan of the character, you’ll likely find it worth your time. With a few tweaks, the movie could be even better. However, with the recent release of Captain America: Civil War, the future of the Spider-Man franchise may be bleak.
Overall, Spider-Man: No Way Home isn’t the best movie of the year, but it certainly deserves a place in the pantheon of superhero films. Hopefully, Sony will make the most of it, and a fourth Spider-Man movie is on the way.