“Spider-Man: No Way Home” swings its way into people’s hearts

Aayushi Datta, News Editor

The most anticipated movie of 2021 was “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” This was an addition to the Spider-Man series starring Tom Holland as the titular character. The movie clearly matched the anticipation it created, and certainly complimented all the standards and criteria. 

The movie picked up from where it left off after “Spider-Man: Far From Home” with Spider-Man’s identity getting revealed and the chaos it caused. The base of the storyline included public hate and disapproval which risked Peter Parker/Spider-Man’s, played by Tom Holland, future alongside his girlfriend Michelle “MJ” Jones-Watson, played by Zendaya, and Ned Leeds, played by Jacob Batalon. However, chaos comes forth when Parker tries to change the situation with the help of Doctor/Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. This plot establishes the entire storyline and also sets up for the arrival of future characters. The movie started off with a relatively slow pace, however, it was necessary to do so for the upcoming plot of the movie. 

The movie was very well executed in terms of graphics and direction. Just like any Marvel Studios movie, this also had amazing graphics and flawless cinematography. The scene where Spider-Man and Doctor Strange went against each other was proof of excellent animation. The animations were very detailed and were unflawed to the human eye. It was realistic while fictional at the same time. 

The movie had a lot of moments where the audience felt a rush of emotions. These scenes were perfectly enacted by the actors which made it much more passionate than ever. The particular scene that was quite depressing was the death of Aunt May, played by Marisa Tomei. During this scene, Holland’s acting was extremely commendable. The way he portrayed the emotions t made it seem very genuine and the audience cannot help but feel sympathetic towards his character during the movie. The movie had many comical moments that helped to break the stress throughout the movie. Batalon’s character was responsible for more than half of these moments. The audience cannot help but feel lucky to have his presence in the movie. 

Coming to the antagonists, it was rather refreshing and nostalgic to see all the old villains come back to the screens all together. To top it off, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield also returned in the movie as Spider-Mans. The movie underneath all the hosh posh had an underlying message about fixing problems. Although the movie may seem commercial and just for entertainment purposes, it was actually educational. It wanted the audience to understand that facing a problem does not always need to be eliminated, instead they should be fixed. Throwing away or killing an issue is not the way to go. Instead, facing, accepting, and acknowledging the issue can help create better and more acceptable results. 

Following this theme, the movie gave the antagonists a chance to change, instead of sending them back home to die. This movie showcases a complete package of emotions: action, comedy, and a little bit of romance. Hence, it is a must watch movie to all that still have not seen it yet.