Spiderman “No Way Home” review!


The Spiderman “No Way Home” poster. (Photo Credit: Marvel.com)

Lauren Cottrell, Staff Writer

Words cannot describe my emotions while watching the acclaimed Spiderman “No Way Home.” Nostalgia, joy, fear, laughter, I mean the film was an emotional rollercoaster. While this may be controversial, I think I felt more attached to this movie than I did to the box office record breaking Avengers “Endgame.” Now, before I continue, you have been warned: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS AHEAD! So, continue with caution. However, if you haven’t seen the film yet, I really don’t know what you’re doing.

The poster for “The Amazing Spiderman.” (Photo credit: imdb.com)

Spiderman “No Way Home” felt like a love letter to all Spiderman fans. In elementary school, I remember watching the famous Toby Maguire Spiderman films alongside my younger brother. Flash forward to 6th grade, I’m hanging out with Talia Davies 22’  when she exclaims, “Let’s watch Spiderman!” I am shocked when I suddenly see the fresh face of one Andrew Garfield rather than the Spiderman I had grown up with. However, the “Amazing Spider Man” films shortly became my favorite of the two. Of course, this quickly changed upon the arrival of the iconic and incredible Spiderman “Homecoming” released in 2017. Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spiderman felt like the perfect mix of dorky Peter Parker and the beloved superhero.

Many other Spiderman fans have had their own special experiences with past Spiderman trilogies. I believe that is why when Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield returned to the big screen in the iconic Spiderman “No Way Home,” the theatre erupted into applause and shrieks of excitement. I mean seriously, you would have thought these actors were genuinely at the Yorba Linda AMC theatre from the energy in the audience.

Rosary senior Alicia Dofelmier raves, “I absolutely loved the new Spiderman movie! It is my favorite between Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Although I was emotionally wrecked by Aunt May’s death, I think it helped the audience see Peter deal with his grief in a way that he didn’t lose his ideals. I thought it was really cool how they incorporated the old Spidermans. While I haven’t seen them yet, I will definitely go back and watch them now!”

This image is a scene from the movie Spiderman “No Way Home.”
(Photo credit: onedio.com)

Now don’t even get me started on Aunt May’s death. What a major curveball. I am not exaggerating when I say that Elizabeth Walloch 22’ and I were in tears over this devastating scene. Peter Parker really goes through the wringer in this movie.

Colleen Shmitt 23’ described her experience watching Spiderman “No Way Home”: “I wanted to cry the whole time. Just kidding! I really liked the part where we thought MJ was going to die but she’s saved by Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman. I was super relieved!”

I also loved this scene! It was the perfect way for Andrew’s Spiderman to have redemption for losing Gwen!

Overall, the movie was amazing and everyone should go see it!