Monday 18 April 2022

Film Review: Spider-Man - No Way Home (2021) (Fantasy)

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Jon Watts (Director)
Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch

With Spider-Man's identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man. (Synopsis)

I think Spider-Man: No Way Home is a movie that works better for fans than the general viewer. I say this because, when I watched it with my husband last night, we ended up with very different opinions. He described it as a 'boring love-fest', whereas, while it's not one of my all-time favourite MCU movies, I found it entertaining. However, a lot of my enjoyment came from the intertextual references relating to the previous (pre-MCU) Spider-Man movies. My husband didn't know all that stuff--I had to explain who people were and what was happening for him--so he missed out on that level of enjoyment, which is perhaps why it fell flat for him. I am giving this movie 4.5 stars. However, if you plan to watch it, I think you will get more from it if you are first familiar with the Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies. 

No comments:

Post a Comment