This is your last chance to stop reading before I proceed to give you my thoughts with spoilers of this great Sony/Marvel movie Spiderman No Way Home.
We pick up right where Spiderman Far from Home left off. The world now knows that Peter Parker is Spiderman. As Peter (Tom Holland), MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) try to lay low, Peter goes home to find that Aunt May (MarisaTomei) and Happy (Jon Favreau) are amid breaking up. Peter and the crew are questioned by the Department of Damage Control about the death of Quentin Beck. Peter gets off with his lawyer, Matt Murdock also known as Daredevil (Charlie Cox). Legal troubles behind, Peter sees that his friends and family are still paying the price just by knowing him. He is upset to learns that he, Ned, and MJ did not get into MIT because of him. Later, Peter goes and enlists the help of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to do a spell that will help everyone forget that Peter Parker is Spiderman. The spell goes wrong and while Peter is speaking with an MIT Administrator (Paula Newsome) out of nowhere Doc Octopus or Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) appears looking for his machine. The two begin to fight and Dr. Strange brings Peter back to the sanctuary with Doctor Octopus who are held in a cell in the Sanctorum.
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Villains from the other Spiderman universe’s have come through as well. We have Electro (Jamie Foxx), Norman Osborn/Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and Flint Marko/Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). Peter later finds out that these villains all died or had interactions with Spiderman in other multiverses. Dr. Strange wants to send them back to their original timelines but Peter wants to try and cure them.
As much as Peter wants to do the right thing, it backfires on him and Aunt May dies during a fight with Green Goblin. Aunt May tells Peter that he should always want to help people and “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.” Peter is devastated at the loss of his aunt, and during this time, MJ and Ned are trying to find their friend. Ned realizes that he has Dr. Strange’s ring that helps create portals. Ned then opens a portal and Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) from another universe appears. Ned tries again to find Peter but finds another Peter Parker (Tobey McGuire). They both tell MJ and Ned that they came into their Universe and can feel that Peter (Tom Holland) needs their help.
As the Spidermen try to help the villains return to normal, many aspects of their individual stories have redemption. There was a really touching moment between MJ and Peter (Andrew) that was heartfelt. The final fight between Spiderman 1 (Holland) and the Green Goblin is stopped when Spiderman 2 (Tobey McGuire) sees that Spiderman 1 may go too far and stops him from becoming a murderer. Dr. Strange tells Spiderman 1 (Holland) that to send everyone back and to keep others from entering the universe, he needs Dr. Strange do the forgetting spell correctly. Knowing this, Peter says his goodbyes to his fellow counterparts, and he says goodbye to Ned and MJ because once the spell is complete, they will no longer know Peter.
This movie was so good! It completed phase 3 of the Spiderman storyline of the MCU and begins phase 4. Peter Parker has grown from a naive young teenager to a young man trying to find his way and still help people. I liked that they gave MJ and Ned more to do and not just be background characters. The relationship between Peter and MJ really came full circle and you really felt the love between them. Those three have really developed a friendship and its sad to know that they will no longer remember anything that they went through. I was really surprised on how good the chemistry was between Holland, McGuire, and Garfield. Tom Holland really did an excellent job showing the pain, maturity, and growth of Peter Parker.
Willem Dafoe puts in a stellar performance as Green Goblin and how he struggles between being the evil Goblin and the highly intelligent Norman Osborn. This performance was better than the ones in the McGuire movies. Everyone put in an impressive performance and it’s because of those performances that makes this a fun movie to watch. We, the audience didn’t realize it, but we saw Spiderman’s origin story from a unique perspective and for him to end up alone and trying to figure out where does he go from there, yet still be Spiderman will be interesting to see during Phase 4 of the MCU.
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