Spider Man No Way Home fanfiction’ Spoiler Review: Too Much of a Good ThingIn Spider-Man: No Way Home, MJ (Zendaya) has a saying that goes something like this: “You should anticipate to be disappointed, so you’re never disappointed.”Disappointment is the worst conceivable conclusion for the young characters hoping to get into MIT.
It also appeared like the creators behind No Way Home were terrified of disappointing their audience. Fans had expectations for what a Spider-Man movie in the multiverse should be and what they wanted to see, and they would be quite disappointed if they were not met.
It’s commonly known that Peter Parker possesses an incredible assortment of superpowers, including superhuman strength and reflexes, the ability to cling to surfaces, Spidey sense — and that’s without even mentioning his love of science. But in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” he gets to demonstrate how being a part of numerous franchises is also one of his talents.
Before seeing this third episode of Jon Watts’ trilogy, I wouldn’t have thought that last factoid was noteworthy. The appeal of Tom Holland’s two previous solo “Spider-Man” films has been how much emphasis they’ve placed on high school milestones and the coming-of-age aspects of being a teenage superhero.
Michael Ordoa’s First and foremost, I agree with you on the multiverse-aversitude. I was not a fan of the “What If…?” TV show (albeit not as much as I was of the comic); I felt it lessened the stakes for the MCU.
Do the deaths of deceased characters in this reality matter if, as seen in that animated series, they can simply be replaced by live versions from another universe? Neat marketing device; potentially dangerous dramatic device, in my opinion.
Sonaiya Kelley says: Michael, That’s an excellent point, in my opinion. We know “shockingly little” about the physics of the multiverse, as Doctor Strange explains, and this appears to apply to both us viewers and the characters themselves.
It was perplexing to me how numerous of the villains (Doc Ock, Goblin, Electro) died in their timelines but the Lizard, Sandman, Maguire, and Garfield’s Spideys remained alive but noticeably aged.
Doctor Strange’s enchantment drew in all the people from different realities who recognised Peter Parker as Spider-Man, thus perhaps they were pulled from different points of time? Also, what’s the point of donning a suit if your adversaries still know who you are?!
Oh, don’t even get me started on Sony’s Spider-future… Verse I have wild notions. Though I must say that they did us all a favor by leaving a… There’s a slim chance Venom may appear in the MCU for real in that first mid-credits scene. They even left themselves out by not casting Tom Hardy in the MCU if he was unavailable (maybe because he’s in Bond-age with another role? I warned you — wild notions).
Since there is no holy timeline here, I’d like to return to the concept of Peter wishing to heal the villains, because how often do we see superhero tentpoles deviate from the simplistic, retributive “good” vs “evil” formula? I agree with both of you that I didn’t get how being cured was going to save each villain from death.
And while we’re on the subject of retributive justice, I can’t leave out the one crossover cameo that genuinely surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to see Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock make his formal MCU cinematic debut in “No Way Home” with so many characters from various “Spider-Man” universes already slated to meet.
So far, I’ve consumed everything of Marvel’s programming, from Netflix episodes to all 27(!) movies to the Disney+ series, as well as all of the Maguire and Garfield Spider-Man films. I’ve loved some more than others, but I believe I’m up to date on all of the backstories and events.
That being said, I think it’s pretty wonderful that the Netflix programmes are getting recognised at this point in the game. Aside from Matt Murdock’s appearance in “No Way Home,” Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin was teased in this week’s episode of “Hawkeye,” and I’m glad to see both ideally matched actors back together.
I agree about the danger of stuffing it full of fanservice, which is how I felt with “No Way Home” at times. And, while I’m a big fan of Daredevil, Matt Murdock’s entrance didn’t feel entirely justified or well-thought out.
My two thoughts as he stopped the brick were, “Well, now Peter knows he’s augmented,” and “How the hell did someone out there launch a brick at that angle?” — not “How awesome is Charlie Cox in the MCU?”
As Holland’s first Spider-Man trilogy comes to an end, I loved the tone shift. After witnessing the character’s terrible origin tale in both the Sam Raimi and Marc Webb incarnations (RIP Uncle Ben), I thought it refreshing that Marvel did not follow suit with Holland’s debut.