2021’s most anticipated feature has finally released, and it’s destroying the box office! Critic ratings are through the roof, and audiences are exploding with joy! Melvin and Daniel briefly share their non-spoiler thoughts on No Way Home before expanding heavily with everything that comes with the Spider-Man territory!
- Melvin and Daniel answer three non-spoiler based questions to qualify their experience with Spider-Man: No Way Home.
- Getting into No Way Home’s plotline demands explaining a few spoilers, because every 20 minutes is a new event that not only defines the movie, but also redefines the MCU.
- Melvin wishes there was at least one more Spider-Man movie that had released either before Far From Home or No Way Home to give more assistance in realizing these characters, as he felt both Homecoming and Far From Home felt somewhat unsatisfying.
- Daniel was happy to finally see Tom Holland’s Spider-Man actually develop into his own Spider-Man rather than Baby Stark.
- As tradition demands, and to Amy Pascal’s routine advice against it, Tom Holland and Zendaya’s chemistry works so well not only because they’re great performers, but also because they’re dating in real life.
- It would have been nice if more fight sequences took place during the day so that things were clearer to see.
- So, are the villains flanderized, and are their character arcs ruined from the previous films? No! They’re merely continued within a new canon. These are more than cameos, folks!
- Willem Dafoe steals the show, as usual.
- Spider-Man needs to suffer and grieve, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man hasn’t really suffered until No Way Home.
- It’s amazing how efficient and proficient No Way Home is to Eternals despite having a shorter runtime.
- Getting into the third act and talking about THAT scene!
- With the Multiverse in play, is it likely something like this happens again a future Spider-Man movie?
- No Way Home plays out as a sequel to all the other Spider-Man films.
- The ending? Totally great.
- Discussing Canon, because now the MCU canon is messier than ever!
- Also, asking Daniel if having the movie spoiled for him through leaks heavily impacted his experience with No Way Home.
- Discussing the post-credit scenes, and Morbius (kind of).
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is Rated PG-13 for sequences of action/violence, some language and brief suggestive comments. It features Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred MOlina, Benedict Wong, and Marisa Tomei. Directed by Jon Watts. Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently in theaters.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!