Spider-Man: No Way Home Review

The third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man!


Keane Eacobellis

Spider-Man: No Way Home Official Art

December 17, 2021. was a very impactful day for Marvel fans. The third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland hit theaters. With a 148 minute runtime, the movie is incredibly engaging.

Sony Pictures Entertainment

The beginning of No Way Home follows the ending of Far From Home where J. Jonah Jameson (J.K Simmons) has just revealed Spider-Man to be Peter Parker. The citizens of Queens are not happy about it. The death of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), who was killed by drone at the end of Far From Home, is placed on Peter. Half of the townspeople are supportive and are shocked that Spider-Man, someone affiliated with Iron-Man and the Avengers, is a small town teen. The other side are raging as they believe that Spider-Man killed Mysterio in cold blood. Things quickly take off and the villains are quickly introduced.

The villains really made the movie what it was. Not only are they the leading cause of progression of the plot, the throwbacks of the actors from the original movies is unbelievably amazing. Spider-Man: No way home sported villains such as Norman Osborn/ Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), Max Dillon/ Electro (Jamie Fox), Flint Marko/Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), and Dr. Curtis Connors/Lizard (Phys Ifans). Each villain gives the notorious web-slinger a run for his money and Peter has to look for help.

Peter’s search for help also shows the audience how he struggles finding the balance of the whole world knowing who Spider-Man is and who Peter Parker is. At the end it leaves people asking who Peter Parker is. Something his friends, Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalom) and MJ (Zendaya), can’t seem to answer themselves.

Overall I loved this movie. The appearances made and the action shots were engaging. 10/10 recommend if you’re a Spider-Man fan or just craving an adventure with actors brought back just for the occasion.