Daily bugle exclusive: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” hits the silver screens


Gage Skidmore

“Spider Man: No Way Home” is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Melody Mulugeta, Staff Writer

Movies can make you feel a few different ways: missing the life you had before watching something so awful, questioning the entire plot, or leaving the theater with the protagonist’s personality traits. 

After watching the premiere for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on Thursday, it’s safe to say my ears are still ringing from the screaming fans who filled the theater seats, myself included. 

Prior to this third movie in actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man trilogy, fans were left with “Spider Man: Far From Home,” which followed Peter Parker taking a trip to Italy with his high school classmates. 

The action-packed film ends with Mysterio, supervillain played by Jake Gyllenhall, revealing Spider-Man’s identity to the world. This meant that whatever movie followed this revelation was going to be a rollercoaster.

What initially kept me excited for “No Way Home” was Doctor Strange’s prevalent appearance in the movie, which definitely worked in my favor as a Strange fan. Played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange serves as a mentor and companion to Parker, who struggles to face his new chaotic life now that everyone knows his once secret identity.

Being the selfless teenager he is, Parker asks Doctor Strange to cast a spell that will make everyone forget that he is Spider-Man, hoping to give his family and friends a normal life again. After continuously tampering with the spell, Parker distracts Doctor Strange and causes him to release the entire multiverse. As a result, notable villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) return to Spider-Man’s current universe.

The most entertaining part of the night was definitely the crowd of watchers amongst me. Anytime an iconic character would pop up in the film, nothing but screaming erupted the room for a good 10 seconds. I’m hoping the employees working yesterday got a pay boost for going through that.

Another honorable mention is the amount of lines the timid MJ, Peter’s girlfriend who is played by none other than Zendaya, was given in this movie. 

In “Homecoming” and “Far From Home,” we didn’t know too much about MJ besides her questionable outfit choices and extreme intelligence. 

But director Jon Watts finally gave our girl some justice and a character with depth, relevance, and meaning in this movie. For that, I say thank you, Watts.

Aside from the elite casting, the production and writing of this specific MCU movie is something that deserves a 10 minute standing ovation. 

From Peter’s endless parkour stunts, to the humorous one liners from MJ and his friend Ned (Jacob Balaton), it was nearly impossible to lose interest the entire two and a half hours. The film took watchers through unpredictable, scary, and thrilling plot twists: and flawlessly, if I may add. 

And yes, many of you are probably reading to find the answer to the most anticipated question asked by Spider-Man fans: did the previous Peter Parkers’ Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield make an appearance in the film? 

My answer: not here. What I will say is Peter and MJ’s relationship will surely have you crying before you get anywhere near the actual emotional stuff.

Go get your ticket to see the movie; I can assure you that this one will be an unforgettable theater experience, and you can quote me on that.