Peter Parker’s life and reputation are threatened as Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s secret identity to the world. Trying to rectify the situation, Peter enlists the help of Stephen Strange, but things soon become much more dangerous.
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So much anticipation, so much hope, and leaked photos. For any fan, the new installment of Spider-Man is always the major release of the year. So far, Holland’s films haven’t disappointed, but they haven’t quite jumped the bar set by Sam Raimi either. Has Watts succeeded in creating something more, or is there nothing in the film besides references?
The continuation of the Spider-Man saga grips us the moment “Far From Home” ends, the moment Spider-Man’s identity is revealed. The friendly neighborhood finds itself gripped by a storm from all sides: the authorities accuse Mysterio of murder, and society turns into a mob of paparazzi and won’t let Peter breathe, even at school. In an attempt to stop this madness, Spidey turns to Dr. Strange, but the spell of oblivion doesn’t work correctly and instead of everyone forgetting Parker’s duplicity, portals to the multiverse open from where our old acquaintances come.
The main thing to know about the ending of the new trilogy is that this is a movie made by fans for fans. The creators even whip out the memes they came up with based on the old Spidey pictures. Such a fine balance of humor and drama as in this part is hard to remember anywhere else.
The sheer number of characters in this installment works both as a plus and a minus. On the one hand it gives the viewer a lot of emotion from meeting old acquaintances (at some it turned the hall into a mini stadium welcoming a favorite performer) and a great opportunity for meta jokes, on the other hand it decently overloads the plot. John Watts tried to balance the film by introducing the characters gradually, thereby increasing the timing of the picture, and he essentially succeeded in not getting bogged down in a mincemeat of constantly changing faces and jokes. The middle of the film, however, sags the dynamics a bit. There are a lot of climactic moments in the film where you’ve already cried out all your rivers and you need to cry through another scene again.
Don’t think the movie is bad, it is fundamentally wrong. The sagging dynamics in the middle are the only downside you can detect at a glance. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” reveals all the hallmarks of a great blockbuster, with cool music (even classic themes from the old parts), great action scenes, and most importantly, it has soul. A movie in which the world could collapse at any second and Peter goes crazy before our eyes brings goodness and human relationships to the forefront. So, the slightly schizophrenic twin episodes give Holland’s character a development that he seemed to have missed being in The Avengers. He became a hero, but he didn’t learn how to be Spider-Man. Now Watts has corrected this misunderstanding and has done so in truly brilliant style.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (54.3 Mb/s)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby TrueHD with Dolby Atmos 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48 kHz, 16-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Spanish (Latino), Portuguese, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Thai.