It doesn’t matter how many hashtags fans generate, with two of Twitter’s top tags worldwide currently #DontSpoilNoWayHome and #DeletingTwitter, there’s always going to be a hefty selection of spoilsports waiting in the wings to pour cold water all over the hopes and dreams of those seeking to avoid Spider-Man: No Way Home details until they get to see the movie for themselves.
Obviously, a simple solution would be to just not use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok or any of the other associated apps for a few days, but that isn’t the way society works anymore. As you can see below, No Way Home spoilers have fans running scared now that the embargo is up and anybody can post whatever they like.
The basic premise sees Peter Parker deal with the fallout of events right at the end of Far From Home. His secret identity is known to the public, combined with the small (fabricated) detail that he murdered Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Now, with a savage media after him, fronted by the glorious (but underused) J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), Peter must adjust to a difficult existence chased into the uncomfortable spotlight of the public eye.
If you gathered this plot point from the record-breaking trailer, you could argue it isn’t reason enough to warrant Peter’s next decision: going to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and requesting the sorcerer cast a spell that reverses everything back to normal. This idea begins as sweet hijinks in keeping with the John Hughes-influenced high school fun ‘n’ games of Holland’s first two outings. But what follows is a surprising, expectations-toying spectacle with a deeper thematic heft.
Marvel advertised the inclusion of returning villains, including the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Electro (Jamie Foxx), Sandman (Thomas Hayden Church) and The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). Maybe this was to warn you to study up on their backstories. Only one or two lines are provided to explain why each villain reacts in they way they do to a storyline that plunges them in a different universe.
The standouts are the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. Thanks to Marvel’s digital de-aging technology, Dafoe and Molina mostly look like they did nearly two decades ago when they appeared in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy — mostly, because sometimes it looks like an Instagram beauty filter has been placed strategically over certain parts of the screen.
The visual effects in general have been parceled out and tapered down, so that we don’t have to sift through the effects-heavy murk-storm of Far From Home. The action scenes, featuring hand-to-hand combat, feel more practical and visceral. Grittier, sweatier, bloodier. A first-person perspective straps you in for a dizzying ride with Spider-Man swinging from A to B. Small details, such as Peter using his webs to grab things around Aunt May’s apartment, add welcome charm and color. This time, Peter also exercises his Spidey senses, so that the often-joked-about “Peter tingle” is now a real asset — one that we can finally feel too, via sound effects and a close-up on Holland’s face.
A sequence with Doctor Strange is not only trippy and eye-popping, but it gives Peter a chance to use his other superpower: his brain. Holland’s iteration, while younger than the previous two, rarely has the opportunities to utilize this less-flashy asset. A scientific prodigy in the comics, Holland’s on-screen version verged on being painted as a frustratingly naive and gullible athlete. But this time around, he fares much better (though Spidey’s trademark quips, apart from one scene with Doc Ock, are still sorely lacking).
It’s a new month! And you know what that means: It’s time to go through another round of some of the best movies on enormous catalog — from some classics to new offerings — to figure out what you’re watching this month in November.
These are all for the month of Descsmber 2021, and note that all of these movies are on Smartstream21 already, unless they are noted with an arrival date.
Also make sure to check out some other lists of ours to see other recommendations we have for shows and movies to watch and some video games to play: Spiderman No Way Home film completo
As the world’s biggest movie star, it’s hardly a shock to discover that fans have been spending their weekend watching movies featuring Dwayne Johnson, but it’s still impressive that his reach covers multiple platforms.
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