First Reactions Are in for ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, as Marvels Next Epic Arrives
First reactions are in for Spider-Man: No Way Home as Marvel’s next chapter in its lauded Peter Parker saga is coming to a head in the incredibly anticipated sequel.
Engulfing the fandom in relentless theorizing and speculation, Spider-Man: No Way Home has set itself up to be one of the MCU’s greatest triumphs, with many fans expecting a Peter Parker story for the ages.
Although the unprecedented expectations may be proceeding a film that is destined to disappoint, it hasn’t stopped fans from clamoring to see it on December 17th with advance tickets nearly crashing the internet.
But finally, the wait is over and the first reactions are in for Spider-Man: No Way Home!
So let’s see what everyone is saying?
#SpiderManNoWayHome has a beginning, middle and an end. I like those three elements. Tom Holland and Zendaya are good at making me believe they are those characters. The special effects look real. I liked the fights. I had a lot of fun.
This is how I review Marvel movies now. pic.twitter.com/AZrOiX7Cnt
— Clayton Davis (@ByClaytonDavis) December 14, 2021
Variety editor Clayton Davis perhaps perfectly summed up the plight of film reviewers everywhere: wanting to give their thoughts and impressions of the film, while navigating the tightrope of spoilers.
There is an underlying expectation that spoilers are going to be kept sacred until the December 17th release date, which partially makes a lot of these relations minimalistic and broad in their criticism and exploration.
I can confidently say #SpiderManNoWayHome is THE BEST live-action Spider-Man movie. A thrilling & emotional end to the “Homecoming” trilogy, but also a smart, fun & exciting tribute to 20 years of Spider-Man movies. Both hilarious & heartbreaking, I honestly loved every second. pic.twitter.com/8xpqbTNgfz
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 14, 2021
Erik Davis of Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes gave the film perhaps the most glowing endorsement that the film could possibly receive, calling it “THE BEST live-action Spider-man movie.”
Referring to the film as a fitting tribute to the character with a history of over 20 years, he finished by noting how much he enjoyed the Spider-Man: No Way Home from start to finish, while many reviews have applauded the emotional aspects of the film.
#SpiderManNoWayHome is the first live-action Spidey movie since Raimi left the series that actually seems to grasp what Spider-Man is all about.
The fan-service is a hoot (and there's a lot of it) but I'm especially pleased that there's a great Spider-Man story being told here. pic.twitter.com/33qUc9C0cI
— Bibbs Conquers the Martians (@WilliamBibbiani) December 14, 2021
William Bibbiani, of The Critically Acclaimed Network, noted that Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best iteration of the character on film since Sam Raimi stepped away from the franchise almost 20 years ago.
A recurring aspect of many reviews is the praise of Jon Watts, and Marvel as a whole, to capture the essence of the character that has been the basis of a lifelong fandom for so many comic book fans.
Spider-Man: No Way Home feels a movie version of a big comic book event miniseries (ala Batman Hush). It was more emotional than I was expecting, justifies the ending I didn’t like from Far From Home, and sends the franchise in an exciting direction. pic.twitter.com/8OQCCGYDmw
— Peter Sciretta (@PeterSciretta) December 14, 2021
Slash Film founder Peter Sciretta spoke on the film feeling like the film version of a graphic novel, with this Peter Parker story feeling connected to his previous MCU incarnations, yet something completely its own as well.
Sciretta also spoke to the emotional aspects of the film, which seems to be a common theme among many of Spider-Man: No Way Home’s early reactions.
Many fans can expect an emotional story to unfold, as Tom Holland has spoken to the heartbreaking end to the Homecoming trilogy; as what’s next for Peter Parker, is likely to be something brand new entirely.