|Original title:||Spider-man No way home|
|Running time:||148 minutes|
|Release date:||17 december 2021|
We can't say thank you enough to the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman for incorporating the multiverse into the Spider-man universe and thus different personifications of Spider-man. What was thought unimaginable has become reality with the exceptional Spider-man No way home, the three universes of Spider-man (Sam Raimi, Marc Webb, Jon Watts) are joined here and allow to find on screen the three actors who interpreted Spider-man on the big screen, Tobey Maguire (2002-2007), Andrew Garfield (2012-2014) and Tom Holland who takes back here for the sixth time the role that made him a worldwide star. Far from confining the two previous versions of Spider-man to a simple appearance, Spider-man No way home allows the three title roles to have a real importance on the screen and to deliver the most homeric scene to date in the Marvel cinematographic universe.
However, Spider-man No way home is not just another blockbuster that compensates for the presence of a real scenario that puts the plot in the foreground with spectacular action scenes that follow one another without a hitch. Far from it, here the script of Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers proves to be a solid base to allow the screen to bring together no less than 21 years of exploitation in the cinema of Sony Pictures Releasing of the universe of Spider-man in particular as shown in the trailer to find on the big screen the presence of villains appearing in previous films that it is Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) Willem Dafoe), Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina), Dr. Curt Connors Curt Connors (Lizard) (Rhys Ifans), Flint Marko (Sandman) (Thomas Haden Church) and Max Dillon (Electro) (Jamie Foxx). This association on the big screen will remind all Spider-Man fans and comic book readers of the Sinister Six and even if Kraven the Hunter and Vulture are missing, the result is an unparalleled success that amply explains the worldwide acclaim received by this film both by critics (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and by the public, to the point of wondering if Spider-Man: No Way Home isn't simply the best movie adaptation of the Marvel universe (our preference is easily for this film over the last two Avengers).
Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up immediately at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) and on the fact that for the first time in Spider-Man's cinematic history, Spider-man's secret identity is revealed and proves to be harmful to both Peter Parker and those closest to him (Aunt May, Michelle Jones-Watson, Harold Hogan, Ned Leeds). The fact that his identity is unmasked makes Peter Parker's private life a living hell and the only way he can get his life back is to call on his friend, Dr. Stephen Strange. Unfortunately, the spell Strange uses creates an inter-universe rift in which the most famous villains Spider-man has ever fought are found in the current Spider-man universe. The fight between Spider-man and his friends against his multiple enemies will be colossal but they will be able to count on two other Spider-man.
After Sam Raimi who succeeded in proving that a successful adaptation of Spider-man to the cinema was possible, that Marc Webb tried to propose an interesting rereading of the universe, Jon Watts simply proposes the best film dedicated to Spider-man, the adaptation that all the fans of the web weaver dreamed of discovering one day. Jon Watts' film shows a real respect that can be felt on screen for its predecessors and this contributes to add a huge dose of nostalgia (supported by the numerous applause in the room on several occasions). In the same way, the particular humor of the comics has not been put aside in this film as well as Peter Parker's financial problems and the fact that he must not only maintain a permanent balance in his private life but also in his fight against crime because with great powers come great responsibilities.
Far from being a barrage of special effects on the big screen, director Jon Watts has managed to find the rare balance between the auteur film and the American blockbuster and this can be felt in the various scenes featuring Peter Parker not only with Michelle Jones-Watson and Aunt May but also in his school and in the streets of New York. This dose of humanity easily reinforces our adhesion to this character who tries to live normally, to listen to his heart and especially to make the streets of New York safer. Whether it's a spectacular scene on a bridge, a scene on the Statue of Liberty, everything here rings true and brings us what we all hoped to see, a masterful adaptation of a comic book universe on the big screen. The film makes Peter Parker a young man torn between his responsibilities and the fact that he aspires to live a normal life.
For comic book fans, some scenes in this film allow us to meet other superheroes like Dr. Stephen Strange but also Matt Murdock (Daredevil). This appearance fits with the one of the Caid in this week's episode of Hawkeye as the Marvel cinematographic universe does not forget the very successful series Daredevil broadcasted on Netflix and we suspect that Daredevil will soon reappear again either in a movie with other Marvel superheroes or a series on Disney+ in the coming years.
Finally, we advise you to stay until the end of the credits because during this one a scene clearly shows that the roads of Venom and Spider-man will cross in the years to come but especially the scene at the end of the credits shows something that will make the audience applaud and hope to be alive in 2022 (we'll let you guess by yourself). We advise you to discover this film in IMAX version so much this one was built as a big show. For our part, we intend to go and see it a second time as this film is in our eyes the most successful of the year and is practically the perfect feel good movie for the end of the year...
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Directed by Jon Watts
Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers
Based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Produced by Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal, Victoria Alonso
Starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire
Cinematography : Mauro Fiore
Edited by Jeffrey Ford, Leigh Folsom Boyd
Music by Michael Giacchino
Production companies : Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date : December 13, 2021 (Fox Village Theatre), December 15, 2021 (France), December 17, 2021 (United States)
Running time : 148 minutes
Seen on December 15, 2021 at Gaumont Disney Village, Room 11 IMAX seat E21