Spiderman: No Way Home

From the very beginning (yes, I’m talking about Tobey Maguire’s 2002 movie, back to good old high school days), practically *all* Spiderman movies fall in the “okay-ish” category for me. Not really enjoyable like Guardian of The Galaxy series, but also not that bad like Iron Man 3 (yes, I’m still looking at you).

Gonna make No Way Home (NWH) an exception for a few reasons, though.

First, we see how Peter Parker’s character develop. In the previous 2 Spiderman movies, and also Avenger movies, we say Peter as a young reckless kid with superpower who need mentoring here and there. Now he’s an adult. Or at least in the middle of transition phase from teenager to adult. Adults don’t run away from problems. They think how to solve them. And act. In Peter’s case, Tony Stark, the man he looked up to, was already dead.

Excluding Aunt May and Happy, he’s pretty much alone.

Second: second chance (sorry pun intended). Aunty May got killed by Green Goblin. in his enranged anger, Peter almost delivered the final blow. Nope, didn’t happen. Why? Intervened by another Spiderman (Tobey). He almost killed the man who killed Uncle Ben, but didn’t do it. Simple reasoning: Uncle Ben was dead already and killing the murderer won’t turn him into a better man. So instead he delivered the serum to Goblin, and left the man confused. And there’s another nice touch, a very nice one: MJ almost died from falling, but got saved by… another Spiderman (Andrew). I could imagine he still regret of not being able to save Gwen, and very likely got redempted after saving MJ.

And finally the third one: multiverse is a b*tch.

Doc Strange granted Peter’s wish to make everyone forget he’s Spiderman, except those who already knew him before. Unfortunately, that also includes the bad guys, and somehew Strange’s incantation was screwed up, so multiple universes collided and those bad guys (Doc Oc, Green Goblin, Electro, Lizard, Sandman) suddenly appeared in this particular universe. Umm.. quantum mechanics it not my field, so won’t comment further. But anyway, this reality warping thing is very very annoying: turning time back, moving someone to different place instantly, turning blackholes into butterflies, creating mirror dimension, etc. Being able to do anything, including defying laws of logic seems very very very scary to me. OK, I accept Strange isn’t a high-tier, uber level reality warper like Franklin Richard. He does that, on smaller scale. In this category, sure our Supreme Sorcerer is not alone. There’s also the Scarlett Witch. I wonder what are the other bad things that will happen, though. So Doc Strange, time to undo… I mean fix what you’ve done.

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