No Way Home Is a Spider-Man Movie About How Much You Enjoyed All the Other Spider-Man Movies

The fact that most Marvel movies and TV shows feature what is essentially in-story summary recaps, such as the second act of a superhero movie or show, speaks volumes. Avengers: EndgameThe Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first decade of change was concluded with. It sent the heroes back to time in order to go through some of its previous installments and relive the glory days of their past box office successes. This is the first act from last month’s disappointing. EternalsThis scene, which justifies their absence in other Marvel films affairs, adds to the already lengthy running time. As if those boring bores would want to be around. These are some of the cleverest and most amusing summer events. LokiThe TV series began with an episode where the main character had to view a carefully edited highlight reel of his previous adventures in MCU. Loki viewed this as some kind of psychological torture. The viewers who didn’t watch every single installment were pity. 

There have been dozens upon dozens of television shows and movies devoted to this expanding universe. It is becoming so complex that the characters can no longer keep up. We, the viewers, have Wikipedia. 

You may want to refresh your memory on Spider-Man movies over the past 20 years if you don’t remember. You can’t go home. There is no way homeThis is the third instalment of the Spider-Man trilogy, the third since 2002. It was a solo affair that occurred outside of the Marvel film universe. The second two previous iterations took place in a separate location. In the most recent set, however, the webslinger interacts with the rest of the Marvel movie cosmos—Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and so on, just like he does in the comic books 

You will need to know the reasons behind this. Some spoilers have been shown in trailers. Be warned. 

It is the MCU Spidey’s interaction with villains and other characters from earlier Spider-Man films that makes this an amazing film. 

Marvel’s film rights for Spider-Man and his friends have been owned by Marvel since the 1980s, if not before. Spider-Man has always been a Sony film, even though it was a Marvel character from paper comics. Sony signed a deal allowing Spider-Man interactions with other MCU characters only after the mediocre performances in the first two Andrew Garfield Spider-Man films. 

Sony retains the rights for the Spider-Man movies that were not part of the MCU. So There is no way home is an attempt to integrate them all—the early Sony Spideys and their villains, plus the Sony/Marvel Spidey played by Tom Holland, plus the broader MCU, represented mostly by Dr. Strange (a droll Benedict Cumberbatch), who steps out of CGI portals at a few key moments to keep the story moving, wave his fingers in some magical gestures, and gently remind you that this not-fully-owned-by-Marvel movie is somehow connected to all those other Marvel movies that you liked. You don’t need to know all the details, but it doesn’t matter. 

Truth be told, It’s not possible to call home.This is a good thing, considering that you have been reading Spider-Man comics for most of your adult life and seeing Spider-Man films the majority of your adult life. Sony owns the animated Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Shown, tHere is what Spider-Man (and his heroically dorky alter ego Peter Parker) have in common. It’s something that makes Spider-Man feel at home in almost all of his iterations. That Dark and gritty Adjectiveless Spider-Man In the 1990sToby Maguire’s lovelorn, unmarried dweeb in Sam Raimi’s first movie trilogy. Andrew Garfield’s hirsute loverboy of the 2010s. 

Holland has been Spider-Man through all his Marvel interactions. He is probably the most charismatic of them all, thanks to both his animated physicality and screen charm. The movie’s lower-stakes scenes are a joy to watch, such as when Holland Facetimes M.J. his long-term love interest. Zendaya is the other secret weapon of the franchise. Their genuine chemistry onscreen captures the mix of deep friendship and more intimate attraction that was common during high school. 

Interactions between Holland, Maguire and Garfield are the last section of the movie. This captures the relatability of Spider-Man as all his forms. It also emphasizes the subtle differences between them (Maguire’s web shooters were naturally organic to his body).

However, the group does reminisce about their adventures at a certain point. It sounds a lot like a recap of Spider-Man’s last time. This is an effort to make connections with people who’ve seen these films and are fondly recollective of them. This is a version that costs $200 million of the original. Spider-Man is a meme that you may come across on social mediaIn this video, an animated Spidey points at another Spider-Man.  

Even the credits roll has a short stinger that suggests a possible connection to Venom, Spider-Man’s long-time nemesis. Venom is, naturally, a Spider-Man comic character and Sony has made him available for large-screen use. Spider-Man 3Recent solo films featuring Tom Hardy’s character have been made. About, at least until this year’s post-credits sequence in the execrable. Venom 2In which he mysteriously was transported to another world where Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man lived. So we have the Hardy version. He enjoys tropical drinks as he attempts to figure out the backstory behind the super-hero universe. It all seems so complicated and bizarre to him. Perhaps you can sympathize.

I’m not trying to be negative. NoWay home This blockbuster is an excellent Marvel movie and a great Marvel blockbuster. It’s filled with action, heart, and familiar faces. It is, however.It is also an odd product of the intricately interconnected superhero-movie era. Stories sometimes feel like they were first written by I.P. Lawyers, plots depend on the viewers doing a lot of cinematic research before they go to the theater.

The appeal of There is no way homeIt is based on twenty-years worth of unrelated Spider-Man movies that the audience will fondly remember. It’s a Spider-Man movie that shows how much you loved other Spider-Man movies. In which the hero is trying to find out about and rescue retroactively the different Spider-Man films, it is very true. You’ll be left wondering: Spider-Man has Wikipedia?