Why Spider-Man was underwhelming

Why Spider-Man was underwhelming

Henry Rempe '27

The first time I saw this movie, I thought it was great. The second time however I saw some flaws. Most people would say, what are you talking about???? It was sooooo good. Well, I hope I can persuade you that Spider-Man: No Way Home was two things: overhyped and over-trailerized. I will start first with the characters, which all had flaws and most of them had changes. First, Doc Oc (Alfred Molina) and Green Goblin (William Dafoe) did great jobs with their characters, I admit, but it wasn’t really them. It was CGI that made them look 10 years younger than they are. Sure they needed it, but it was a little like in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker where they CGI’d all of Lea. I was kind of disappointed. Also for almost the entire movie Green Goblin was without his helmet, and that is one of the coolest things about him. Next are Lizard and Sandman who were underwhelming. I mean the scene where they were transformed back into their human forms looks almost exactly like they did in the other Spiderman movies. I am not completely sure about this, but I think they recycled footage for their end scenes and just 

                Electro’s transformation changed it a little. I think the worst character change was Electro. Electro has changed SO many times it is hard to count, so guess what marvel does? You guessed it! They changed him again. Why just why? It wasn’t even explained why this happened. Also with the other characters, they put in so much work to make them look like what they are in the other movies, so why throw all of it out of the window with Electro? That makes no sense! Also, the villain team-up was supposed to be the villain 

team up in the comics with the Ferocious 5. Wait, that’s not it. Oh right, it was the Sinister 6. Where is the other one? 


Also, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has not learned much. He is still irresponsible, and not that smart. I mean he goes home when his identity is found out, why would you do that? People know where you live now! Also, to be honest, he is still not much without the iron Spiderman suit or help. I know it was shown that he is still Spiderman without it in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but could he have beaten Doc Oc without his nanotech? No! Would he have not been killed by Doc Oc without his suit protecting him? No! Would he have been able to capture Electro without Sandman? No! Would he have been able to survive one of Green Goblin’s bombs without his suit? No! And he put an infinity of people at risk asking Dr. Strange to craft a dangerous spell while changing it, just to get him and his friends to get them into their favorite college. Come on man!                                                         


Another thing is the trailer. Have you seen the Superman vs. Batman trailer? If you have, you have basically seen the movie. The same applies to Spiderman. I don’t think I have to explain because sooooo much was given away in the trailers.


Also, there were parts that just didn’t make sense like how the Spiderman’s found the exact elements to cure the villains in a school laboratory. That doesn’t happen! Also, why did Aunt May walk around with Peter for a few minutes then die after the green goblins’ bomb blew up? Did they do that just to make us sadder? Also, the post-credit scene with Venom means that we will never see Tom Clancy Venom vs. Tom Holland Spiderman, which the Venom Let there be carnage post-credit scene led us to believe that they would fight. Does this mean another terrible Venom like Topher Grace’s Venom interpretation? I am not saying this movie was bad. No, what I am saying is that it did not live up to what I had hoped. I hope I have convinced you that I was right in saying that it will go down in MCU history as one of the worst.