Review in Brief: Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Despite a few laboured franchise references and a script that’s not always firing on all cylinders, SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME serves as a crowd-pleasing and fittingly ambitious third part of the Jon Watts/Tom Holland trilogy. Peter’s (Holland) secret identity has been exposed to the world, so in order to avoid the wrong kind of attention for himself and especially his friends MJ and Ned (Zendaya and Jacob Batalon) he goes to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a corrective spell that goes spectacularly wrong. As gleefully fun as all the universe-hopping and brawls with multiple returning villains is, when the film is at its strongest is in the less flashy moments when Holland can really flex his dramatic muscles and wrestle with the dilemmas of what it really means to be Spider-Man. Destined to be picked over by diehard Spidey-fans for a long time to come. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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