Spider-Man: No Way Home makes a spectacular debut and breaks records.
Spider-Man: No Way Home hit the theatres on December 17, 2021. The movie was probably the most anticipated release of the year. And after a jam packed year of releases for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that kept shuttling between really great and completely forgettable, this was the last in the line.
The good news, however, in this case is that, unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s recent outing, Eternals, Spider-Man: No Way Home is actually great. And many have even labelled it as one of the greatest Marvel movies of all times.
Since its release, and despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the rising fears surrounding the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Spider-Man: No Way Home creates record as the third biggest opening in the history of the box office!
And to say the least (we do not want to spoil the movie for you, if you haven’t watched it), the movie lived up to every bit of the hype that it had generated in the weeks months, leading up to its release. At times, Spider-Man: No Way Home seemed a bit overcrowded, and sometimes busy and frantic. However, the emotional rollercoaster never stops and overall, the movie seems to work, altogether.
There were moments during the movie when it almost felt that the makers were laying it too thick with the nostalgia. And at several points, it was almost too difficult separating the nostalgia from the plotline. However, considering the movie in its entirety, the story, and its characters together deliver a rather spectacular result.
Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up right from where the previous movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home ends. Peter’s identity has been revealed. And conspiracy mucking journalist, J. Jonah Jameson has prompted a stark divide in the public’s opinion of the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
Peter, his best friend Ned, and girlfriend MJ are right at the centre of this frenzy. And hence, they seek out Dr Stephen Strange to help them out of this mess. Which basically means brainwashing the entire world to forget Spider-Man’s identity.
The spell goes horribly wrong and now a host of villains from across parallel universes all end up arriving in Peter’s world. Spider-Man: No Way Home could have quite easily become one of those typical good guy punching the daylights out of the bad guys. But Peter learns that if he sends these villains back to where they have come from, he is just dooming them to die. He must decide what he must do and learn to live with it.
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Marvel is not really famous when it comes to dealing with such morality, well, well. Traditionally, in the past, such movies have tended to mess up, in one way or another. However, Spider-Man: No Way Home seems to deliver, where its predecessors have failed. Peter, here, is forced to look head on at some really harsh truths about being not just a super hero but also just a normal person who just wants to do some good and make the world he is living in, a better place.
Fans of the PlayStation® 4 Spider-Man video game that had released back in 2019, will have a lot of relatable incidents to look back on. The movie resonates with fans of the franchise and it demands from the audience a level of familiarity and nostalgia for the past movies. And you are bound to miss resonating with it, in case you are missing it.
Either way, Spider-Man: No Way Home is well made and connects with the audience, without coming off as ‘preachy or saccharine. It might be complicated, overcrowded and sometimes too nostalgic at times, but it will be going down in history as one of the most well-made and thoughtful Marvel Cinematic Universe movies of all times.
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