The fans’ wait for the conclusion of the Spider-Man trilogy, which is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, aka the Tom Holland era, has clearly paid off.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best Spider-Man work that has ever appeared on the big screen, it’s not even an exaggeration if I consider this sequel to be one of the best Marvel films.
The story of Spider-Man: No Way Home no longer only revolves around the selfishness of teenage boys who become superheroes like most Spider-Man stories, or just showing off action and fantasy full of CGI and awe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home tries to be more mature with a story about inner struggles with choices in life, dealing with past fears and future worries, learning to let go, and appreciating what you have in the present.
And of course, a legendary quote from the Spider-Man film is the essence of this film: with great power comes great responsibility.
Maturity in No Way Home can be seen not only the problems brought, but also how the development of Peter Parker’s character. Peter, starring Tom Holland, clearly shows a process of growing up that is painful but also meaningful.
In addition, the emotional weight in this film clearly exceeds the other two films, which are thick with youthful nuances that are cheerful, light, full of jokes and fantasy, and the biggest problem is how to adapt and search for identity and love monkeys.
In No Way Home, the darkness of Spider-Man’s story under the Sony Pictures universe is brought to life in the family-oriented Marvel films (under Disney). But behind the darkness of the story, there is a warmth that is clearly not found from the previous two films.
Peter Parker in this film not only shows the importance of having loved ones around him, such as family and friends, but more importantly when he believes in his own abilities.
Not only that. Spider-Man No Way Home implicitly gives the message that sometimes, the help that comes when we are down is ‘the other us’. It’s like when we find the answers to the questions we ask ourselves in the mirror.
On the basis of the significant development of the story compared to Homecoming (2017) and Far From Home (2019), I give special appreciation to the writer duo of this Spider-Man trilogy, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
On the other hand, it’s not just Peter Parker who’s growing. Tom Holland was surprisingly able to display the quality of acting that was qualified in bringing the burden of the No Way Home story. It is not impossible that Tom Holland’s action in this film can have a positive impact on the British actor’s future career.
Meanwhile, cinematically, this film actually does have an execution that is not much different from the previous Marvel-Disney films.