No way home, no way to the theaters


Lauren Lee

The latest Marvel movie, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” poster stands at the AMC Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw, GA. The star cast consists of actresses Thomas Holland, Zendaya, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie first showed in theaters on December 17, 2021 and still appears today.

Lauren Lee, Reporter

Everyone’s favorite Marvel hero reappears in theaters, leaving critics with mixed emotions in the latest movie “Spider-man: No Way Home”. The movie continues after a displeasing cliffhanger in the previous film “Spider-Man:Far from Home”, released in 2019. Mysterio reveals Spider-Man’s Identity to the world, and in response, Spider-Man asks for help from the illustrious Dr. Strange. Villains from past Spider-Man films start to emerge, forcing Spider-Man to come to a realization of his capabilities. 

“I loved it, it was the best out of all the Spider-Man movies. I thought it was well written, well acted, and well directed,” literature teacher Spencer Jordan said. 

Across the world, theaters fill with Marvel fans every second of the day to watch the new film. So far, the movie brought in 644.9 million dollars and a global total of 1.16 billion dollars. The film knocked out “Avengers: Endgame” (858.4 million) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (936.7 million) by gaining the fourth highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office of all time.

“Customers here say they loved the movie, I haven’t heard any bad reviews. If you grew up being a Spider-Man fan, you would definitely love the movie,” AMC crew member Sailor Sellers said. 

 Critics express the movie as a cinematic masterpiece, while others seem disappointed with the plot. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield who played Spider-Man in past movies made a grand appearance in the last scenes of the movie. The emergence of past villains and the cameos from Maguire and Garfield created a nostalgic atmosphere for audience members. Other critics got annoyed with the decisions Tom Holland’s Spider-Man made. In the beginning, Spider-Man ruined Dr. Strange’s spell which caused multiple problems throughout the film and frustrated people, resulting in them despising the film.

“Honestly, we saw the most activity within the first two weeks of the movie airing, but then less people came to see it within the last three weeks. This happens with many marvel movies. It definitely had attraction at first, but fell off quicker than expected,” AMC crew member Ethan Bloxxon said.

People know Marvel best for their traumatic cliffhangers, bringing their audience back for more. Due to Marvel’s large fan base, fans talk about the new movies online, and spoil the movies for others. People quickly spoiled “Avengers: Endgame” because of the agonizing ending. When a Marvel movie drops, fans rush to the theaters to watch the movie spoiler free, but just like every other trend, the movie eventually loses its popularity.