Spider-Man No Way Home movie review: Tom Holland-Benedict Cumberbatch's starrer is amazing, nostalgic, pulsating, and close to the best Spidey ever

Life has not only adversely changed for Peter Parker (Tom Holland) after Mysterio unmasked his alter ego, Spider-Man, before the world, but also for his best friend Ned, (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya) and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). To make things better, he seeks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)'s aid to set things back to the way they were before, but the spell goes awfully wrong, unleashing a rogues gallery of erstwhile Spidey villains from parallel universe.

Spider-Man No Way Home movie review: Tom Holland-Benedict Cumberbatch's starrer is amazing, nostalgic, pulsating, and close to the best Spidey ever

Movie: Spider-Man No Way Home
Spider-Man No Way Home Cast: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, Thomas Haden Church, Rhys Ifans, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei
Spider-Man No Way Home Director: Jon Watts
Where to Watch: In Theatres
Review by: Russel D'Silva 

The moment is finally here. The movie that's supposed to be the global messiah to well and truly put theatres worldwide back on track to pre-COVOD19 pandemic levels has been seen and now it's time to let you know what I feel. For starters, Spider-Man: No Way Home is the only movie across everybody's lips over the past couple of weeks, and rightly so. The trailer and other promotional material has created a gargantuan impact on the masses the world over, so much so that the trade across film industries both in India and every international market is finally celebrating for a box office opening of epic proportions in every territory of the globe after the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of theatrical business. So, will it fulfill these herculean expectations, and more importantly, is it the best Spider-Man movie ever like some are hailing it to be? The answer to the first query is a resounding yes, but to the second question, I'll say that it's almost there, but misses the boat by a few steps.

So, are you excited about what to watch this weekend or what to watch this week and wondering whether Spider-Man: No Way Home is worth your time? Scroll down for my full Spider-Man No Way Home review... 

What's it about

Life has not only adversely changed for Peter Parker (Tom Holland) after Mysterio unmasked his alter ego, Spider-Man, before the world, but also for his best friend Ned, (Jacob Batalon), MJ (Zendaya) and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). To make things better, he seeks Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)'s aid to set things back the way they were before, but the spell goes awfully wrong, unleashing a rogues gallery of erstwhile Spidey villains from parallel universes (read the movies outside the MCU we've seen before).

Watch the Spider-Man No Way Home trailer below...

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Frankly speaking, I didn't care much for the first two Marvel Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home. They were just not...well, Spider-Man. Spider-Man- No Way Home is a huge improvement over them, tapping into the emotions and bonds displayed in previous Spider-Man movies, while also filling the action sequences with moments that are truly epic. However, where the movie score the most is in nostalgia, with all the past villains coming together to take down Spider-Man creating epic throwback moments. The best though is reserved for a triumvirate package, which can't be revealed here lest I give away spoilers, but hardcore Spiderman fans should guess what I've hinted at. Of course, it goes without saying that the performances, VFX, production design, background score, sound effects are all top notch.