Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: No Way Home released in the Indian theaters on the 16th of December. The twenty-seventh installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here and brings with it the exact amount of hope and enjoyment that its fans have been looking forward to. Starring Tom Holland as the lead, Peter Parker, Zendaya as MJ and Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds in repetition it has so much more to offer. The bigger part of the cast is built by even bigger actors such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Thomas Haden Church and Jamie Foxx.

The opening shot of the movie is exactly where we had been left in the prequel. Mysterio revealing Spider-Man’s identity to the world as a final comeback to play the victim leaves Peter with a lot of controversies and federal problems. We see Peter, his friends and Aunt May, played brilliantly by Marisa Tomei, go through a lot of backlash as well. With the guilt and sorrow of putting his people into judgment and possible danger, Peter seeks out help from Doctor Strange. Due to the ongoing dilemmas and risks, the spell to be casted seems to be troublesome and it so happens that a few villains from the other universes happen to jump out into the current one. With even more turmoil pouring down on this marvel world, this movie only brings to you the most mind blowing experience as a viewer. The writing of the story and the possibilities of what will happen next is so exquisite that it took the wind out of my sails. The first half is definitely on a lighter note than the intense second half of the film.

The casting had seemed too overwhelming as a concept initially when the trailer was released but the execution was in fact most beautifully done. The acting was balanced and gracious and even in scenes with multiple characters, there was such ease in the frame, so much cohesive energy. It was a dream to watch what this film brought with it when it casted the villains from other universes. Just to watch Dr. Otto and Osborn in a single frame doing what they do best was one of the best moments of the film. But the spotlight was definitely Tom Holland’s in this one. Tom’s character in the franchise has grown in front of the fans in-between multiple movies but this one proves to be his first solo character building arc. Peter Parker is seen split in the two worlds of Spidey and Peter which seem to have collided. He is under constant dilemma and hurt. With only Aunt May’s guidance and on the verge of his own spidey senses, the actor has had to portray a lot of emotions in single takes. Tom’s acting is a sight to behold. There are a couple of scenes that would get one all teared up and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t either and this is big. It is to the extreme credit to the creators of this film that a superhero movie that caused the theater to roar also made us numb with ache at a point.

After the Endgame saga ending of the third phase, this movie is the highest in quality – be it cinematography which was outstanding or the background score. With cameras that follow our superhero to the sky and then swing with him in all his highs and lows, quite literally, the action will make your hearts beat faster. The action sequence and the assisting CGI was pretty original and daunting. With so much on its plate, the movie had a lot of places to fall apart and under-deliver; but it does hold its ground and make this reality pleasing to watch. There were some aspects that seemed a little too conveniently executed for a practical world.

There is so much madness already with the mirroring New York City, multiverse characters conversing with each other in doubt and confusion, the everlasting marvel humor, a heartful delivery of action and the gorgeous cast coming together that the film becomes a feast to have. This particular creation of Jon Watts, the director of the Tom Holland Spider-Man Trilogy, is by far the best movie of the New Phase of Marvel. This movie is made to be devoured on a big screen with fifty or more marvel fans to watch in a theater and roar and laugh and enjoy together. Anything otherwise would be a lost cause. Lastly, there are two credit scenes, so I do suggest waiting till the extreme closing for a surprise!

Spider-Man: No Way Home is screening in cinemas now!



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