Spider-Man No Way Home movie review

What do our spider senses say?

What’s it about?

Picking up seconds after the end of Spider-Man Far From Home, the world has just discovered Peter Parker is Spider-Man. Faced with a world of recognition and animosity for not only himself but his friends, Peter struggles with what to do. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.

What did we think?

Anthony Sherratt says: It’s like a Greatest Hits of Spider-Man mix tape. Lots of feels. If you enjoyed ANY of the previous seven spider-man movies you need to go see it.

The emotional strength of this movie will leave you gasping with excitement as often as you gasp with surprise. Oddly the film’s greatest point is the resolution it grants not our hero but the villains who have graced our screen during the Sony periods. In particular Alfred Molina’s Doc Oc. It has to be said it’s the villains and their personalities that truly elevate Spider-man No Way Home.

EDIT: Surprisingly, my first rewatch wasn’t as exciting as I expected. In fact I’d even say the first two acts were a bit oddly paced and inconsistent. Of course the final act is truly spectacular (amazing even) and it’s that emotional explosion that reverts you to childhood that means this movie will be long-remembered.

It’s more than we hoped for and nearly everything we wanted. 9.5/10

Peter Linning says: Just go see it.

Go see it.

See it.


Elizabeth Best says: Go see it now before anyone can spoil anything for you.

I refuse to write anything more


Stephen Scott says: Lordy! How to wrap up a trilogy as well as pretty much every other Spidey film Sony has ever made. The cleverest way to set up the next Spider-Man trilogy in a new direction without having yet another reboot. Amazing. 9.8 out of 10. Maybe 5 out of 5 stars. I’ll let you know after I’ve seen it again.

More than we hoped for and nearly everything we wanted.
Anthony has been reviewing movies for over 25 years (it may be longer now as he may have forgotten to add an extra year on). He lectures in journalism at the prestigious Queensland University of Technology and in addition to freelance writing, works with the charity Hands Across The Water. In a busy life, insomnia is his friend.
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