Spider-Man: No Way Home
And so it begins...
(Spoilers…don’t read unless you have seen the movie or are not going, or just don’t care).
That’s what the lizards says in the van…
I watched it yesterday at the IMAX in the front rows…I had gotten late booking the tickets in the upper rows. It is still tough watching with a mask with 3D glasses, without all of them getting fogged, but I somehow managed. The food was bad. We were to have dinner with Mom and Dad in Lonavala, but whatever we ordered, was really not up to the mark.
Anyway, you know what you are in for, the moment Matt Murdock comes in as Peter Parker’s lawyer and essays his brilliant Daredevil role. The audience was drooling…so was I.
And then one roller-coaster after another. Once Octavio and the Green Goblin make their entry, it is obvious that Andrew Garfield and Toby McGuire are going to land up as Spider-Men anyway.
To make this happen, obviously Dr. Strange comes in, playing with the multiverse, an issue that is likely to continue in his next move, which will also start Wanda as the Scarlet Witch, after everything that happened in the Wandavision series in Westview.
I didn’t know that Wong had become the Sorcerer Supreme. Aunt May dies…that was unnecessary, I thought, but I guess the central figure is supposed to die to give Peter Parker the angst that drives his dark side.
The Atlantic and The NY Times have both panned the movie as would be expected I guess…this edition of Spider-Man does not break new emotional or angst ground. But it is fun watching all the actors and the old and new villains and their getting together and the dynamics with MJ and Ned.
If you are a Marvel nerd, it is worth the effort…and much better than Shang-Chi.