Spider-Man: No Way Home Review - 7 Ups & 3 Downs

A fan service sequel done right.

Spider-Man No Way Home Iron Spider
Sony Pictures Releasing

The single most anticipated movie event since Avengers: Endgame has finally arrived - the absurdly hyped MCU blockbuster that's here to boost the flagging global box office and give us all a fuzzy mega-dose of nostalgic big-screen entertainment.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is out now, and so far critics have been tripping over themselves to laud the film as a superior superhero flick that's as much an emotional treat as a spectacular rollercoaster ride.

And indeed, No Way Home is a highly entertaining entry into the MCU's growing canon, even if behind its plentiful, extremely satisfying avalanche of fan service lies a fairly clumsy story and some less-than-stellar filmmaking from director Jon Watts.

But the sheer heft of the piece, as an almost impossibly ambitious attempt to bridge the three Spider-Man universes together, guarantees its success. It's sure to please just about anyone who's been following this cinematic IP for the last two decades.

Before we begin with the review, note that no major spoilers will follow beyond what's been shown off in trailers. And first, here's what No Way Home doesn't quite get right...


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