“Spider-Man No Way Home” Disappointed No One


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“Spider-Man No Way Home” has a healthy combination of sadness, humor, and awe. According to Sony, the film has grossed $600 million worldwide so far.

Caitlin Maughan, Opinion Editor

*Spoiler warning*


“Three is a magic number.”


The song vibrates throughout the cinema as my friends and I silently reel from the rollercoaster of emotions that was “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” 


The movie was released in theaters on Dec. 17. It begins with Peter Parker and his friends; they have to face the consequences of his exposed identity. However, the plot takes a sharp turn when Dr. Strange performs a spell in an effort to help Parker. Long story short, the spell goes sideways and the multiverse is opened. 


In the weeks leading up to the premiere of “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” hundreds of rumors and theories floated around the internet. For instance, many expected Emma Stone to make an appearance as Spider-Gwen. Others predicted that the Dr. Strange featured in the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” trailer is evil. Because of the extreme expectations, I began to fear that the movie would be disappointing.


Suffice to say, that was not the case. 


The audience in the movie theatre erupted in cheers of elation when Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield returned to the big screen in their iconic, red and blue spandex suits. They team up with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to save the villains that escaped their universes. 


Though Gwen Stacy does not make a surprise appearance in this film, Garfield’s Spider-Man manages to bring tears to my eyes when he reflects on her death. Not to mention, he saves Michelle Jones (Zendaya’s MJ) from falling to her death. This bittersweet moment provided Garfield’s Parker a piece of closure that he desperately needed. In many ways, this was the best ending to Parker and Stacy’s story that we could have asked for. 


This movie will go down as one of the best Marvel movies of all time and the future of Spider-Man is something to look forward to. Ned Leeds, Parker’s best friend, has discovered that he has powers of his own. Will he continue the legacy of Harry Osborn from the previous Spider-Man movies and turn on Parker? Will Leeds or MJ even remember who Peter Parker is? Either way, “Spider-Man No Way Home” has set up an interesting battle for the Avengers to face in Phase Four: the Multiverse.