SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Total Film|February 2022
Thwip down memory lane…
NEIL SMITH

Visually stunning, creatively audacious, thrillingly inventive.... But enough about Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse; what of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jon Watts’ trilogy-completing follow-on to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home?

You’ll probably be aware by now that it’s a mash-up of sorts that uses multiverse-straddling wormholes to allow villains from earlier iterations of Sony’s Spidey franchise to cross over into the universe inhabited by Tom Holland’s web-slinger, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange and other members of the Avengers family. So the only question really is this: does it do so with enough energy, panache and originality to make it not just a worthy successor to Holland’s spirited previous outings, but also the Oscar-winning 2018 animation with which it shares its narrative DNA?

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