No Way Home, probably the finest Spider-Man film ever

Tom Holland showcases a stellar performance

No Way Home has to be the most dynamic Spider-Man movie ever to swing out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Aside from jaw-dropping CGI and a mesmerising ensemble – dwelling deeper into which will lead to spilling spoilers – this sequel to Homecoming and Far From Home is arguably the truest one made on the Peter Parker Principle.

While you may think if Tom Holland is the finest friendly neighbourhood spider-man yet, writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers have done some mischief to perhaps rekindle the charm of his predecessors.

The core of No Way Home is that it invokes nostalgia as the makers hack into the multiverse and bring back a host of supervillains – Doctor Octopus, Lizard, Sandman, Electro and the Green Goblin!

The film also marks the return of the brilliant JK Simmons as John Jonah Jameson, the bossy and bitter newspaper editor, but now in a new avatar.

To help exorcise the ghosts from the past, Doctor Strange, now owned by the classy Benedict Cumberbatch shows up. However, Spider-man also strikes a set of unlikely partnerships as he battles the baddies.

If spidey's confrontation with Mysterio in an ever-evolving matrix left you spellbound in Far From Home, wait until you see his epic duel with the Supreme Sorcerer as they try to resolve their differences over how to go about saving the world.

The film opens with Peter, still, just a 'boy' and so in love with his MJ, struggling to cope with the world finding who he truly is after the word got out that he had murdered Beck in London (to the prequel, please).

But Peter, true to his character, finds himself in a bigger mess because of his 'greatest weakness – morality'.

In the ensuing battle of good versus evil, tragedy strikes, making him realise the bitter truth that 'with great power comes great responsibility'.

How Peter manages to crawl out of the web of his own making and the pain he has to endure in the process sets the tone for the future of the series. And do wait until the screen goes blank because Marvel does drop a hint as the titles scroll up.

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