Sometimes when the expectations are too overwhelming for a film, it is not quite able to live up to the unreasonable expectations of the hyper-enthusiastic fans. That being said, it will be an understatement that Spider-Man: No Way Home literally met the expectations, and to be precise, it came neck to neck with the fabled Avengers: Endgame.
Each and every aspect of the latest Spider-Man rendition was meticulously planned and executed to provide the fans with optimum satisfaction with the plotline whilst rekindling the Marvel charm by bringing back the beloved characters from the previous films. Everything was like a swiss timepiece that worked beautifully. It possessed the intricacies of introducing the fabled villains with a sense of sympathy, which was subtly coated with comedy that is hilarity redefined with its ability to create callbacks from Spidey films from the past two decades. It had everything Spidey fans will go for at least 100 reruns of this Marvel cinematic brilliance.
The film begins in a manner so swift that Spider-Man: Far From Home end felt like a prolog for Spiderman: No Way Home. The first few frames grace the backstory and gradually introduce the plotline filled with stirring nuances and tons of meticulously planted Easter eggs from almost every film you remember about Spider-Man and then some.
The sound department and the VFX team have created a love child which is so immaculately intertwined that every frame comes to life so effortlessly that the fans were cheering for the scenes, but to make those scenes worth the standing ovation was the magic created by the VFX and sound department. Then came the cherry on the top with the lighting department, which was on point with understanding the emotion that the film was trying to project on the screen. In accordance with that, they provided a realistic approach to it, and it generated frames that were closer to reality and well-grounded as per the requirements of the scene at hand.
Moving further into the realms of screenplay, writing, and direction, all that comes to mind after my first viewing is that Jon Watts and Chris McKenna have created a masterpiece in the superhero films genre. The story moves like a breeze that the audience will cherish and will not want to miss anything, such as the enchanted pacing that Watts has achieved. Characters have a depth that uplifts the arc of their respective roles, and the grey area that was deliberately created by Watts humanized the superhero and the villain. Dialogues are savvy, and the eloquence of the likes of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina makes them even more credible. Not to forget the whimsical quips of Wong and Strange are better than ever with the trio of MJ, Ned and Peter have shown the range of acting they are bestowed with.
People often say that you can’t perfect perfection, contrary to that No Way Home had the perfect first act, and they made the following two even better, much like Nolan’s Batman but in 3 act film structure. The tonality of emotions changes that take you on a rollercoaster ride of mixed emotions for all the characters. And then, in a “Marvel-ous” fashion, the film approaches the climax, which makes the crowd cheer till their throat turns sore. Not to spoil anything, but as a Spidey fan, I had goosebumps so frequently that I thought I caught the flu, but it was all worth it.
The fight sequence and the way they approached it was such genius that made the film the best Marvel project Since the Avengers: Endgame. This is one of those films by Marvel that will take you on a nostalgic journey that will make you forget that it isn’t 2002 but almost 2022. It’s a must-watch for any marvel fan, and IMDb ratings of 9.2 are more than justified, and according to my perceptions, it will continue to grow further as audiences will embrace Spider-Man: No Way Home the upcoming weekend.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is a 2021 Action Film based on Marvel Comic Book Characters. It is directed by Jon Watts.