New Spider-Man movie takes the world by storm



“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, and Zendaya as M.J. photo by sony pictures / mct campus

Austin Lamphier, Reporter

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” came out Dec. 17, 2021. The movie broke records earning $260 million at the domestic box office. It made the third biggest box office opening of all time, despite the worries over COVID-19.

“It was fantastic,” principal Tom Lietz said. “Fun multiverse plot-line was done well, a lot of fun tie-ins, if you’re paying attention to other Marvel franchises. They did a fantastic job of landing that plane with the arc of the Spider-Man universe.”

People like senior Rocco Cesario definitely agree with Lietz about the quality of the film.

“Marvel truly understands how to appeal to your emotions in that gut-wrenching way,” Cesario said. “They crafted a beautiful storyline that encapsulates the essence of Spider-Man and who he truly is. I found this movie to be a beautiful and satisfying wrap-up of such a complex and
lovable character.”

With the film having a 98% audience score on the popular film review website “Rotten Tomatoes,” it was generally well received by the public.

“Well, when I watched the first trailer, I was flabbergasted,” senior Om Bidja said. “I was stunned to see the old villains return. As I grew up watching the old Spider-Man, I was pretty excited to watch the movie. I went in with no expectations and came out completely surprised.”

When a film is this well-liked, it’s often rare to find a dissenting opinion about the topic.

“It was fine,” sophomore Sierra Lamphier said. “It was a good Spider-Man movie. I was just expecting more regarding the MCU timeline.”

The real question is why do so many people have a high opinion on the film.

“Many liked it because the movie was very nostalgic for a lot of people and it warmed their hearts,” Lamphier said.

After this movie, many wonder what will the MCU do next with the famous web-slinger. Rocco Cesario gives his input on the matter.

“I think Marvel has opened a lot of new doors for themselves,” Cesario said. “They’ve revived dead story-lines and given both new and old characters purpose. I think it was a genius move to revive one of the most beloved franchises in the MCU.”

In 2022, Marvel is set to release multiple projects such as “Morbius,” “Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” There will also be releases on the popular streaming service “Disney Plus” like “Moon Knight” and “She-Hulk.”