The film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” produced by Sony can be said to be very successful in business. His global box office is as high as more than 1.89 billion US dollars, becoming the sixth place in the box office list in film history, and this achievement is still in It is obtained without the support of the world’s second largest mainland market.
But then again, the reputation of this film is actually not good, and you can also see a lot of criticism.
So the question is, is there anything wrong with the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home”?
The answer is yes, and it’s so obvious that it’s hard to accept.
And this slot lies in the male protagonist, Peter Parker played by Tom Holland.
Since this version of Spider-Man is set at a very young age, there are deficiencies in his own abilities and many other aspects, which is normal and acceptable to everyone.
So, in the earliest days, when someone criticized Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, he would definitely see fans or supporters saying that he was just a kid and he still needed to grow up.
Growth, that’s true for this version of Spider-Man. However, these two words have gradually deteriorated in the back, and have even become the fig leaf of this series.
First, let’s take a look at the movies Tom HollandSpider-Man appeared in the Marvel Universe, in chronological order:
“Captain America: Civil War”
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Spider-Man: Far from Home”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home”
6 in total.
So, what about his story and the related plot?
“Avengers: Infinity War” He just punched Steve Rogers for Iron Man, pure tool guy, skip it.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming”, following the previous plot, can be said to be a good representation of a childish young Spider-Man.
He went from a fledgling young man who relied on a battle suit and thought that he could “do big things” with a battle suit to Spider-Man, who finally decided to rely on his own strength to start from a low level. From this movie alone, he is still very well shaped. very good.
“Avengers: Infinity War”, in the school bus, she sensed the arrival of the Thanos army with spider sensing, and immediately went to the city to support Iron Man. This time, it can be said that it is completely bordering the growth direction of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. .
The last movie decided to take responsibility. This movie is not afraid to face aliens. The whole growth line is very reasonable.
Especially Iron Man asked Spider-Man to go back, but his firm response: “If the neighborhood is gone, how can I be a friendly neighbor to the citizens?” It can also be seen that Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man is real more and more mature.
Later, when the aliens fought against Thanos, there was nothing, because the opponent was so strong that he was afraid to move, but followed Iron Man and the others to make plans and execute them safely, trying to remove the Infinity Gloves.
The next “Avengers: Endgame” continued this correct line and development.
After the return, Spider-Man said nothing, and followed the Avengers to fight against the huge number of Thanos legions, many of which encountered danger, and even saw “big scenes and big battles” such as huge space battleships.
How did Spider-Man do at this time? Still taking on the responsibility within his power, fighting for the Infinity Gloves in the Thanos Legion.
It can be said that as of “Avengers: Endgame”, Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man has always been on a normal path, and because it is not an absolute protagonist, it has a personal series of movies.
At this time, Spider-Man was also recognized by the audience.
Normally, the Tom Holland version of Spider-Man is also about to embark on an independent path against the enemy, the old version of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
However, it is a pity that the producer Sony forced a one-size-fits-all approach for the sake of gimmicks, or for the sake of box office. Sony directly erased all the growth of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, bringing him back to his “childhood”.
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man’s second solo movie “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, the biggest gimmick is of course Iron Man, and for this reason, he also said that he should inherit Iron Man’s legacy.
In this way, apart from this gimmick, the audience will find that the Spider-Man of this movie has nothing to do with the previous 4 films, just like a new character.
Who would have thought that Spider-Man, who saw Ebony Maw, Black Dwarf, Iron Man and Doctor Strange in battle without hesitation, rushed from the school bus to the scene to help fight in “Avengers: Infinity War” would be “Spider-Man: The coward in “Far from Home” who is unwilling to accept any responsibility and pushes all tasks to others?
Who would think that the Spider-Man who fought against Thanos in “Avengers: Endgame” would be the one in “Spider-Man: Far from Home” who can’t even see the bluffing tactics of holographic image projection and drones Out of pure low-level novice?
Who would have thought that after playing Infinity War, disappearing for 5 years, passing away a close mentor, and experiencing so much Peter Parker, a few words from a person who has not met a few times would be enough to keep the world safe Do you trust him with the technology and equipment?
It can be said that the film “Spider-Man: Far from Home” completely made the so-called “growth” of Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man a joke. After 4 movies and stories, it turned out to be still standing still?
From the point of view of the production of the film, in fact, as mentioned above, the producer is “routine”.
Use Iron Man as a gimmick. As for Spider-Man, he doesn’t need to grow up, he just needs to continue to be a child and continue the infinite growth cycle of “confused – take responsibility – confused – take responsibility”.
It was also the beginning of this movie, Tom Holland’s version of Spider-Man’s reputation among the audience plummeted, officially closing the gap with Tobey Maguire’s version and Andrew Garfield’s version.
Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man on the same timeline have experienced so much, and they have long learned to carry the responsibility on their shoulders and move forward. It has nothing to do with age or whether you are a student or not, it has to do with experience.
Probably because of “Spider-Man: Far from Home”‘s global achievement of more than 1.1 billion US dollars, the producer Sony was once again excited.
So Tom Holland’s third solo film once again adhered to the so-called “gimmick-based, growth-in-place” production direction, resulting in it becoming a typical “only the box office can talk about things”.
The first is the gimmick of the movie, because the Marvel Universe has begun to introduce the concept of a parallel universe, and Sony itself also has the ambition to form a “Spider-Man Cinematic Universe”.
So the gimmick of this film is that the three Spider-Man are in the same frame, pulling in the old versions of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.
As you can imagine, this gimmick can be said to be a super heavy bomb.
At that time, Tobey Maguire’s “Spider-Man” broke the origin record of superhero movies in one fell swoop (until the record was surpassed by “Wonder Woman” in 2017) and because of the excellent quality of the series, it has become the most classic version in most people’s hearts.
As for Andrew Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” series, although not as good as Tobey Maguire’s version overall, it is very pleasing in the shaping of the characters.
Whether it’s Emma Stone’s Gwen or Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, both are quite popular, and the final death of Gwen and the lack of a third part of the series are also regrets for most viewers.
With the appearance of these two people, it can basically be said that it belongs to “lie down and win”, lose? Impossible, the difference is how much you earn.
In this case, the producer gave an unacceptable result. Just like “Spider-Man: Far from Home”, you Tom Holland continue to be a child who needs to grow up, you just continue to make trouble for people Just help clean up the mess.
What? Someone criticize you? It doesn’t matter, you can say that I still need to grow up.
If you are indecisive, you will grow up by throwing the blame. Anyway, just repeat this routine.
So, in this “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, you can see that all kinds of plots are driven by Tom Holland himself.
Originally, it was enough to let Doctor Strange cast spells normally, but he had to make trouble and cause the villains of other time and space to come to his own world.
After all the villains were caught, the Virgin was so heartbroken that she wanted to cure the villains before putting them back. As a result, the villains ignored him and killed May Parker, the most important relative.
At this time, May Parker said the famous Spider-Man saying “With great power comes great responsibility”.
However, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have already realized this truth in the first film, you Tom Holland have gone through six movies and haven’t realized it yet?
It can be said that the story and plot of the whole movie are completely perfunctory, and the magical logic makes people uncomfortable.
These days, no one likes to watch the bear children make trouble and ask others to clean up the mess, and no one likes to say that the children still need to grow up when they criticize these deficiencies.
Despite the high box office, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is hardly a good movie.
Now Hollywood producers are like this, they only care about how to rely on various off-site factors, such as political correctness, feelings and even current affairs, etc., and even shooting a popcorn movie is a routine.
That production attitude also destined this world entertainment center to gradually embark on its decline.