Spider-Man movie exceeds expectations

Spider-Man: No Way Home movie cover.


Spider-Man: No Way Home movie cover.

Alyssa Holland, Online Editor


   Within the first 17 days of being released, the Marvel movie Spider-Man: No Way Home entered the Top 10 grossing movies, at which it currently sits at the 10th spot with $587 million in profit. Being said, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best of the Spider-man movie franchise. 

   While the Spider-Man franchise has had many other actors play the role of Spider-Man, Tom Holland has successfully captured the attention of millions and stuck the landing with rotten tomato reviews. According to  rottentomatoes.com, it has 94 percent approval from audiences worldwide.  

   In the film, the franchise brought back two previous actors who played the role of Spider-Man in the past, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. The actors’ return correlated with the “Multiverse” theory and let fans have a seamless ending with the multiple Spider-Man characters. In the movie, these actors were not the only characters to make a reappearance to the big screen. Other actors include Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin, Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus and Jamie Foxx as Electro. For fans who have watched Spider-Man since Tobey Maguire’s movie back in 2002, the crossover movie was a sensational way to incorporate familiar faces. 

   As the film industry knows, actors come and go with roles. Actor Tom Holland has admitted he is ready to step down and take a break from his acting career and focus on starting a family and figuring out his priorities. In an interview with People magazine, Tom spoke about his future plans and exit  from the franchise. After his reappearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Andrew Garfield, might be making a return with the Spider-Man franchise. Garfield hints at a return by saying he is open to do another Spider-Man movie and thoroughly enjoyed the crossover.  

     While Tom Holland has a history of gymnastics, the special effects used in the movie were  done extremely well. They were even able to bring back to life old villain effects from previous movies. It was a very time-consuming process because not only were they creating the illusion of the villain but also de-aging some of the older actors to give them the appearance they once had.

    “With great power comes great responsibility.” This line will ring out in the minds of fans and will be known to bring our heroes sorrow and burden in every movie. It is a crucial piece of Peter Parker’s origin story that helps shape Spider-Man, which entails the death of Uncle Ben, or in this case Aunt May.   

   The ending of the movie was a great way to showcase the growth of all versions of Peter Parker. The three learn how to work together to stop the villains and save them one by one. Peter’s anger builds towards the Green Goblin and Peter comes close to killing the Green Goblin.  As Tobey convinces Peter not to make the same mistakes he did, Tobey is brutally stabbed. Although by Tobey helping Peter not kill Green Goblin, Tobey feels as though he has slightly redeemed himself for his own actions. During the fight, MJ slips and is plunges to her death then Andrew catches her just before she hits the ground, unlike he was able to do with his own lover. Both older Spider-Mans are able to help Peter in ways they failed themselves. In the end, in order to set things straight before all of the villains from every world collide, Peter has to sacrifice everything for the greater good. Peter has to erase himself from the minds of everyone in the world. Once forgotten, the world is set straight, and left behind is a damaged and alone Peter Parker. Spider-Man: No Way Home really was a clash of worlds and emotions.