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REVIEW: Webs of justice

By Samuel Blazier

“With great power comes great responsibility.” These were among the last words that Uncle Ben said to his nephew, Peter Parker before he was tragically killed, and one of the most iconic lines in one of the most iconic superheroes ever made: Spiderman.

Over the years, there have been three different Spiderman trilogies featuring three different Spiderman actors (Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland), and each has left their mark on history and their webs on their foes such as Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Lizard (Rhys Ifans), Sandman (Thomas Church), and Electro (Jamie Foxx). And with Spiderman: No Way Home, all of these trilogies come together in one movie to show once and for all that crime never pays. Because of this, people should watch Spiderman: No Way Home because it’s such a heartwarming movie and a masterpiece of blending the various Spiderman movies together.

In most movies featuring superheroes, the hero emerges triumphant in the end, and the villain is defeated. However, Spiderman: No Way Home is a bit different. Instead of taking the villains as completely evil with no good inside of them, the villains are given a better understanding of what made them into who they are. After the identity of Spiderman (Holland) is exposed as Peter Parker, and after Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) tries to erase people’s memories with a spell to hide that Parker is in fact Spiderman, the spell goes wrong and causes a rift in the multiverse (a place where multiple events happen on alternate Earths), which releases villains from all three Spiderman trilogies into Parker’s world. After capturing Doctor Octopus (Molina), Lizard (Ifans), Sandman (Church), and Electro (Foxx), Parker decides that instead of sending them home to where they will die, he will try to redeem these villains and give them another chance. At first, things look good, but then Green Goblin (Dafoe) goes insane, shattering the process, and releasing the villains into New York City. Parker is heartbroken by his failed attempt, but with the help of his friends Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon), Michelle Jones (Zendaya Coleman), and the arrival of the two Spidermen (Maguire and Garfield), Parker manages to come to his senses and stages one last attempt to save and redeem these villains. The movie certainly gained a solid reputation, as proved by Rotten Tomatoes, which rated Spiderman: No Way Home at 93 percent.

All in all, Spiderman: No Way Home was a movie to remember. After all, it’s not often that movies are blended together, or where villains get a chance to make up for their crimes. The effort and innovation that went into this movie were incredible, and show that nobody can escape the web of justice.

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