Spider-Man: No Way Home destroys box offices


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Official movie poster for Spider-Man: No Way Home via Marvel

The highly anticipated Marvel film hit theaters on December 17th and has not missed a beat since. “Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Leaps To $1.53B WW For No. 8 On All-Time Global Chart – International Box Office” via the deadline. It has not even been a month since the release and the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy is already breaking records.

Last year, I wrote an article about how the date for this movie had been pushed back and by that time we didn’t even know the title of the movie or the plot. It eventually only helped with the hype around the movie and even though the movie was not supposed to be released in December, I think it ultimately helped it.

It had the most hype of all the movies that came out in 2021 and boy did it deliver. I would give a spoiler warning for the rest of this article but let’s be real, if you have not seen it by now, then you aren’t seeing it anytime soon.

The film presents multiple surprises through the course of its duration. Most notably being Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s appearances. Most people who kept tabs on the movie over the past year sort of expected them to be in it but it was a great moment nonetheless. It came when Ned opened up two portals intending to find Tom Holland’s Peter but unexpectedly finds Andrew and Tobey. Both of their intros to the film showed both their quirky and funny personalities.

Another appearance that made fans go nuts was when Charlie Cox aka Matthew Murdock aka Daredevil showed up as Peter’s lawyer after his identity gets leaked. Charlie Cox plays as the vigilante in Netflix’s Marvel Daredevil TV show that lasted three seasons.

a photoshop of what every villain looks like in Spider-Man: No Way Home via screenrant

Alongside with these actors that formally portrayed super heroes appearing in the movie came former Spider-Man villains too. These being Willem Dafoe’s famous Green Goblin, that appeared in the Sam Raimi trilogy. Also coming from that trilogy was Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman. Then there were the villains that came from Andrew Garfield’s two movies. These were Rhys Ifans’  the Lizard and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. All of these villains came with new looks too, except Sandman and the Lizard.

All of these villains played their part amazingly but one took the show. This was Willem Dafoe and his portray of the Green Goblin. His performance was so great that many now think that you could go as far to say he is the best MCU villain ever.

This movie also created a lot of love for the characters in it and even redeemed some. One was Andrew Garfield and his Spider-Man. His performance really reminded people that he plays a great Peter Parker and Spider-Man and that his movies doing so poorly were not his fault. This even went as far as Twitter exploding with #MakeTASM3. While I have always liked the Andrew Garfield movies it did annoy me that it took this long for people to recognize how well he portrayed the character.

Andrew Garfield said in an interview with Variety, “It was joyful, and a feeling of closure for me.” He also says he is open to reprising the role too if it feels right.

Tobey and Andrew were both not seen on opening night to not spoil them being in the movie so they found another unconventional way of watching it. In an interview with ET, Garfield spoke about this. He said, “I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask. In fact, I was also with Tobey. Me and Tobey snuck into a theater together and no one knew we were there. It was just a really beautiful thing to share together” via gameradar.

One scene in particular made a tear come to my eye. There were a lot of great moments with all three Spider-Men together but one got to me the most. It was towards the end of the movie when Tom is thanking the other two and then they hug. That moment was the icing on the cake after all their comedic banter throughout the entire film.

A still shot of Tom Holland’s new suit at the ending of No Way Home via comicbook.com

Throughout Holland’s trilogy we have seen him rock plenty of suits but at the end he finally goes back to the classic. We see that he made a new suit after getting his own apartment. It also looks as if he’s take inspiration from both Tobey’s and Andrew’s suits. The main thing that pops about this new suit is the bright blue that he has used around his pants and boy does it look amazing. That entire scene is a perfect ending to a perfect movie.

As a kid you attach yourself to superheroes because they either look cool or have a cool superpower but as you grow up you realize that they are more relatable then you realize. Spider-Man is one of those superheroes to me. He is, Peter Parker, a teen that is going through the terrors of high school just like me. This movie not only brought my childhood back but brought back why I love superhero movies. They are not just movies for nerds, they are movies that connect to who we are.