“Spider-Man: No Way Home” Review Round-Up: Most Thrilling Marvel Film Since “Avengers: Endgame”
If you’re curious how the experience of seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home in the theater has been for many folks, this tweet from the editor of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heatvision blog sums it up nicely. For a film that has broken records for advance ticket sales, it makes sense that the experience in the theater has been likened to the film that set that record to begin with. Multiple critics have compared the emotional experience of watching No Way Home in the theater to watching Avengers: Endgame back in 2019.
#SpiderManNoWayHome: wow, tears and the loudest crowd I’ve heard since Endgame
— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 14, 2021
The third installment in director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, No Way Home has now been seen by plenty of critics. The verdict? Watts, Holland, and the talented cast and crew have managed to craft a film that simultaneously understands the appeal of their vision of Spider-Man while placing him in unprecedented peril with a multitude of supervillains. That peril is due to two things. First, Spider-Man’s identity has been revealed (a first for a Spidey movie) and Peter Parker has found himself public enemy number one. Second, in an attempt to correct that, Peter enlists his pal Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a spell to erase people’s memories, but instead, it unleashes a multiverse of villains from previous Spider-Man generations, including Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), and Electro (Jamie Foxx).
So, without further ado, let’s have a glimpse at those non-spoiler reviews. Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters on December 17.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is probably the best time I’ve had in a theater since Endgame. Tom Holland just owns the thing and even though it’s absolutely insane at times, it’s SUCH a #Spidey movie. https://t.co/a34M6yFFdM
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) December 14, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best Marvel movie of all time. #SpiderManNoWayHome perfectly pays tribute to the legacy of Spider-Man and finds that perfect balance of humor, action, heart, and nostalgia. Fans of the web-slinger will absolutely lose their minds when they see this. pic.twitter.com/mYZ7emhkY1
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) December 14, 2021
I can confidently say #SpiderManNoWayHome is THE BEST live-action Spider-Man movie. A thrilling & emotional end to the “Homecoming” trilogy, but also a smart, fun & exciting tribute to 20 years of Spider-Man movies. Both hilarious & heartbreaking, I honestly loved every second. pic.twitter.com/8xpqbTNgfz
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 14, 2021
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 14, 2021
Believe the hype! #SpiderManNoWayHome is absolutely incredible. Not only the best superhero movie of the year, but hands down the best Spider-Man film ever that honors what has come before.
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 14, 2021
#SpiderManNoWayHome is the ENDGAME of the Spider-Verse, delivers EVERYTHING you could possibly want from a SPIDER-MAN film & then some, easily T5 MCU, audiences are going to CRUSH so hard on this one, MASSIVE box office incoming, Spidey gonna be cinema’s holiday-season savior pic.twitter.com/uxZ6SrZntL
— EW (@ErickWeber) December 14, 2021
#SpiderManNoWayHome is the MCU’s BEST and BIGGEST Spider-Man film yet. Tom Holland shines in a nostalgic, emotionally compelling outing that delivers as one of the most entertaining blockbusters of the year with kinetic action & superb characterization. A crowd-pleasing MUST-SEE! pic.twitter.com/aLbOuAMoHy
— Diego Andaluz (@thediegoandaluz) December 14, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home didn’t meet my expectations, it EXCEEDED them. This movie is worth every excruciating moment we had to wait! The visuals, the score, the heart, the story, the villains…. talk about an EPIC creation. Tears, chills, happiness… #SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/44FcO7IrtF
— Tessa Smith – Mama’s Geeky (@MamasGeeky) December 14, 2021
The first half of #SpiderManNoWayHome is a lil messy, but that second half SOARS. In that part of the movie, the multiverse of it all FAR exceeded my expectations — fun, exhilarating, often very emotional and hugely satisfying material.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 14, 2021
#SpiderManNoWayHome really is great. Even if you’ve been following along with every leak, there are plenty of surprises. And the biggest shock is how emotional it ends up being. A movie about owning your shit and growing as a person, spider or otherwise. pic.twitter.com/gGyP2MZA7v
— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) December 14, 2021
#SpidermanNoWayHome sends this trilogy off on a glorious high note! The action is top-notch and the villains steal the show. It felt like a culmination of all the previous ‘Spider-Man’ films that came before it. This is the BEST Spider-Man film to date! pic.twitter.com/jIMG2aHgwd
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) December 14, 2021
A godsend to hungry theaters, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” lives up to the hype, in a movie that feels like a graduate-level course on the character but doesn’t require such attention to minutia in order to enjoy the ride https://t.co/XRIkzZdlWD
— Brian Lowry (@blowryontv) December 14, 2021
Hot take: Spider-Man is good.
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) December 14, 2021
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Featured image: Tom Holland is Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Courtesy Sony Pictures.