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Spider-Man thwips through unmasked life

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Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, holds onto his girlfriend MJ, played by Zendaya, after he was just revealed to be Spider-Man by Mysterio. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, holds onto his girlfriend MJ, played by Zendaya, after he was just revealed to be Spider-Man by Mysterio. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, holds onto his girlfriend MJ, played by Zendaya, after he was just revealed to be Spider-Man by Mysterio.
Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

Austin Folkertsma
campus editor
austin.folkertsma@my.tccd.edu

Doctor Strange did not make me forget to write a review of “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” 

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures brought us the last movie of Tom Holland’s initial Spider-Man trilogy, and it did not disappoint. 

After Spider-Man’s identity had been kept secret for so long, it was finally revealed by Mysterio at the end of the previous installment. As we enter this movie, not only does Peter Parker face the challenges of graduating high school and getting into college, but now also has to face the unwanted fame and publicity he is receiving for being Spider-Man. 

When a spell cast by Doctor Strange that would make everyone forget Peter Parker is Spider-Man goes wrong, some unwanted visitors start showing up from different universes, such as Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Sandman, Electro and Lizard. 

It is up to Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, Michelle “MJ” Jones, played by Zendaya and Ned Leeds, played by Jacob Batalon, to take them back to wherever they came from. 

Even though this movie is roughly two and a half hours long, it did not feel like it.  If I’m being honest, if it was longer, I would not have noticed, and coming from someone that cannot sit still or even pay attention for that long, that means something. There was just so much action going on, and there was never a dull moment. 

Like most Marvel films, “No Way Home” manages to set up future installments in the cinematic universe pretty well since the next film to release will be “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which connects directly to Spider-Man.  

This movie definitely lived up to its hype and certainly exceeded my expectations. Throughout the movie, Peter Parker is wrestling with what Spider-Man really represents and what the phrase, “With great power, comes great responsibility,” means.

I enjoyed watching throughout the movie how Peter Parker’s insight on life and maturity advances as the film progresses. I also enjoyed watching how Tom Holland portrayed this character just like the awkward, quirky teenager that Peter Parker is. 

The camera work and VFX needs a standing ovation for how amazing it looks. Also, whoever was in charge of casting needs a raise because Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina reprised their roles from the Sam Raimi films.  

The ending did hit some heartstrings and made me tear up, but I won’t spoil it. Definitely bring some tissues if you watch it because trust me, you are going to need all of them. However, the movie did end on a cliffhanger, but you expect that from Marvel.

Do not, I repeat, do not leave the theater when the end credits are rolling because you are going to miss a very good end credit scene if you do. Of course, if you have watched any Marvel movie, you already know not to skip out on the credits. 

This movie had it all. Nostalgia, drama and action. Marvel really outdid itself when combining humor and action to please all ages.

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