Ok, they nailed it with this one. Spider-man No Way Home was directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Lately, Marvel hasn't really delivered on a truly captivating film or TV series. And having said that, I want to go as far as to say Sony had a lot to do with the success of this film. I have watched enough Marvel movies to know the style and message they tend to utilize. This movie was written with an emphasis on plot, and it really showed. There was one single clear message in the film.
The trailer for this movie was not my favourite because it was so vague. One of the main reasons for this is that the trailer really only covers the first half of the movie. The first half of this movie was admittedly predictable but still interesting. My favourite thing about this is the fact that everything about the ending was perfect. The last half of No Way Home was every Spider-man fan's fantasy.
I won't get into spoilers, but my opinion of this film did a 360 after the final battle of the movie. I have been so let down by Hollywood, that my expectations are really low. I love creative people with a plan, and I love seeing a plan with heart and passion. Tom Holland as Spider-man is again amazing, no pun intended.
William Defoe was born to play Green Goblin. He was so good in NWH that this performance outshines his previous one in the Sam Ramey Spiderman. The best creative choice they made with Green Goblin was of course to get rid of the mask. You can see very clearly just by Norman Osbourne's facial expression which personality is calling the shots. And as the movie progresses, oooooh man he gave me chills.
Speaking of chills, I was not prepared to see Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield in this movie to the level that I saw them. I normally don't really get emotional in movies, but man both of those guys got me. No spoilers, but damn this was something else. Part of the reason why this movie is such a big deal is that it delivered the best kind of fan service and I don't think anyone complained. Fan service gets a bad reputation for some reason, but I think we can point to Spiderman as a good example of this. Having said that, the film is not perfect.
My biggest complaint with the film was Doctor Strange. I don't think that Doctor Strange is anywhere near as dumb as they make him out to be in this movie. Looking through other reviews, people are saying that they should have given Doctor Strange different motivations in the film. They should have set up Doctor Strange as someone who is a bit more methodical. They kind of treat Doctor Strange's part in the movie as the unfair authority figure who just doesn't understand Peter's life I guess. I thought overall I can still overlook a couple of plot holes. I still think this is probably the best Spiderman movie of all time. I'm giving Spiderman No Way Home a 10/10.