Tily At The Movies – Spiderman No Way Home
Before you go any further, be advised, this post contains Spiderman No Way Home SPOILERS.
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This is your final chance to turn away. This post contains SPOILERS.
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Sooooo.. What did we think about Tom Holland’s third solo movie as the web wonder? In one word, it was AMAZING. As in the Amazing Spiderman. As in Marvel did it again. As in this one hits the nail several times. It’s one hell of an emotional rollercoaster but for the 2 ½ hours you will spend watching this, it is worth every minute.
The moment Andrew Garfield appeared on the screen, I was blown away. When Tobey Maguire appeared, I became emotional. Im sure everyone did. The people in my cinema in particular were clapping and cheering when these two Spideys stepped onto the screen. It was an infinite sense of nostalgia especially seeing Mr Maguire do his web swinging again. The three of them had amazing chemistry and stole all the scenes they were in. The banter between them were exactly the kind of chatter you’d expect from brothers from a superhero family. Three Peter Parkers in one movie. Wow. just wow.
The death of Aunt May. I never saw this coming. And it brought back memories of Uncle Ben’s death especially when Aunt May uttered the now iconic “With great power comes great responsibility” line. That one was really goosebump inducing. Marvel really slapped us hard with this one. She was a force to be reckoned with right til the end and will always be cherished. Rest in peace Aunt May.
THE SINISTER SIX
Aaaah.. The villains. The charm of the Marvel movies was always that the villains never played second fiddle to the heroes. No Way Home brought out the big guns in a big way by bringing back FIVE iconic former Spiderman villains – The Green Goblin, Doc Oc, Sandman, Electro and The Lizard. At first, Spider-Man and Strange contain the sinister supervillains let loose in the MCU. They have to return the villains to their universes before they destroy the fabric of reality, even if it means sending them to their deaths: Strange reveals most of the villains are fated to die fighting Spider-Man.
Peter tries to change their fates by “curing” Spider-Man’s enemies but the insane Norman Osborn’s split personality — the maniacal Green Goblin — turns the villains against Peter to stay in the MCU, where they can live and wield power unlike any they’ve known before. In the end, it takes help from all the Peters to cure the villains and magically return them to their universes.
The unofficial sixth member of the “Sinister Six,” who makes his MCU debut in a mid-credits scene ending Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It’s Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), bonded with an alien symbiote to become the “lethal protector” of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.
Strange’s magic pulls Brock into the MCU in the final moments of Venom 2, but before he can crossover with Spider-Man, Brock glows and disappears when Strange successfully casts a second spell at the end of No Way Home. The Spider-Man mid-credits scene sees Brock, drunk at a bar in Mexico, in the middle of a history lesson about Iron Man, Hulk and Thanos when he’s expelled from the MCU leaving an inky black speck of symbiote behind.
In the comics, Venom briefly joins Sandman’s new version of the Sinister Six to kill Spider-Man. The “Another Return of the Sinister Six” storyline in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 #12 and Peter Parker: Spider-Man Vol. 1 #12 teams Venom with Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, Vulture, and Alexei Kravinoff, son of Kraven the Hunter, to form a version of the Sinister Six out for revenge against Doctor Octopus.
Because MCU Peter at first tries to help the multiversal villains with a “team-up,” the version of the “Sinister Six” appearing in No Way Home resembles the “Ultimate Six” of the Ultimate Spider-Man Universe. In the seven-issue limited series Ultimate Six, the Green Goblin plots to recruit Spider-Man and blackmail him into joining his team of five villains: Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, and Kraven the Hunter.
Soooo let’s see where Marvel intends to go with this storyline!
WE WANT MORE
The ending of No Way Home was heartbreaking to say the least with everyone forgetting who Peter was and him finding a way to restart his life again. There is hope and there is peace. And you will smile as the movie ends knowing it was a damn good movie that was emotional, nostalgic and it was a good ride.
If you think about it. This movie is bigger than Avengers: Endgame, because it combines 20 years of movies, instead of 10. It’s the movie that will save cinema and it features the best best-friend handshake of all time!
So thank you Marvel for doing this. We enjoyed every minute of it.