Why Spider-man was Good

Why Spider-man was Good

Michael Assioun '27

Okay, I must admit, Henry was right about the overadvertising, and the Electro transition, but let’s be honest, I think a guy with a half Iron-Man suit with yellow as the main color is much cooler than a blue alien who has superpowers (he was pretty much a smurf). In The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx’s face wasn’t seen except for five minutes, while in No Way Home, his face is seen the whole time. I also think that it was amazing how Marvel/Sony (I’ll talk about all that controversy later) were able to fit in all these villains from the previous movies (except Venom, from Spider-Man 3, because the new Venom will enter Tom Holland’s Spider-Man), is extremely impressive. Yes, the Green Goblin was the main villain, but each of the Spider-Man’s got to fight each.

Okay, let’s take a pause on how good Spider-Man: No Way Home was, and talk about the Sony/Marvel controversy. Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who was in Marvel, but Marvel sold him to Sony in 1999, a big mistake. In 2002, Sony made the first Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire. He starred in three movies (2002-2007), and they started working on the fourth but stopped due to critics. They re-created the series in 2012-2014 with Andrew Garfield, but that also flopped. The reason these two series had flopped was that they had kept on repeating the backstory of Spider-Man, which everyone had known by now. With Tom Holland, they just jumped into him being Spider-Man in Civil War (made by Marvel). At first, all MCU fans were so excited that Spider-Man was finally in the MCU, with the Avengers, so the MCU made Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was successful. As soon as Sony realized that Homecoming was successful, they sued Marvel and got rights for it (that’s why none of the Spider-Man movies are on Disney+). Also, when Disney+ first came out, Infinity War wasn’t in it because of Spider-Man’s major role.

Again, it is very impressive for Marvel/Sony to bring back Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, and it was hilarious. For example, Maguire’s Spider-Man tells Garfield’s Spider-Man that he is “amazing,” referencing how Garfield starred in The Amazing Spider-Man, and when everyone is impressed by Macguire’s Spider-Man webs coming from his hand, and not from a machine (or in Holland’s case, nano-tech). Also, how Ned got Doctor Strange’s ring, and now he can open portals! Another good part was when Garfield’s Spider-Man saved MJ, showing how he redeemed himself when Gwen Stacey died in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, or when Macguire’s Spider-Man stopped Holland’s Spider-Man from killing Green Goblin, redeeming himself by not letting him kill Green Goblin, just like how he killed who he thought killed Uncle Ben in Spider-Man 1 (2002).


*Fun Fact: All of the new Spider-Man movies with Tom Holland have Home in them-Homecoming, Far From Home, and now No Way Home.

*Sad Fact: Tom Holland said that he will take a pause on acting, and will now work on building a family, and that he will retire as the Spider-Man actor, and hopes that someone else will take the role.

I hope I have convinced you that Spider-Man: No Way Home was an amazing movie and will go down in history as the best one because it had all actors and all villains.