The Los Angeles premiere of Sony’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has officially wrapped and the first reactions to the MCU’s latest entry are out. Official reviews and social media responses are beginning to pour in, with abundance of praise for the multiverse mash-up featuring Tom Holland’s friendly neighborhood superhero. Most critics are impressed, calling it the best entry in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s trilogy of solo Spidey movies.
Director Jon Watts returns for Spider-Man:No Way Home” after directing previous “Spider-Man” entries “Homecoming” and “Far From Home.” Holland’s third solo outing as the web head picks up right where 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” left off. Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) had just outed Spidey as Peter Parker. As a result, it not only becomes a nuisance for Peter but also his loved ones and friends who can’t even get into college because of their association with him. Peter turns to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who casts a spell to make the world forget that he’s the web-slinger. Instead, the plan backfires, calling everyone who ever knew that Peter was Spider-Man out of their dimension and into his.
That leads to the return of some familiar faces from other, older “Spider-Man” films who knew their Spidey’s identity. The Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina), and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) from Tobey Maguire’s trilogy return while The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) and Electro (Jamie Fox) from Andrew Garfield’s subsequent Spider-Man films are back, too. Now, Peter, MJ, and his best friend Ned need to send those guys back where they came from before they cause too much damage to their world.
Critics have been raving about this latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
IGN’s Amelia Emberwing wrote, “There’s truly never a dull moment in Spider-Man: No Way Home. That’s due in no small part to stellar performances across the board.”
Pete Hammond of Deadline.com said, “Jon Watts once again weaves his own magic on the series and creates, with the help of screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Summers, not just the best pic yet in the Spider-Man series, but truly one of the year’s best movies.”
Variety film critic Peter Debruge called it “a clever meta-adventure” adding that “audiences who’ve tuned out (of the Spider-Man films) along the way will be rewarded for giving this one a shot.”
Nick Schager of The Daily Beast called it “the MCU’s best Spidey movie by a mile.”
No critic, has made any revelations about the presence of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in the movie. The previous two Spider-Men are expected to be a part of the movie but have denied the same multiple times.
Spider-Man: No Way Home releases in India on December 16 and in the US on December 17