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The trilogy's outstanding climax, Spider-Man: No Way Home, was directed by Jon Watts. It is also Tom Holland's strongest performance as Spider-Man to date. It begins as enjoyable, safe, and familiar before turning incredibly emotional, rewarding, and full with fantastic call-backs. An ode to everything Spider-Man.

The action scenes are once again thrillingly acrobatic yet refreshingly impactful this time around thanks to Jon Watts' excellent direction. A few stylistic nods to earlier editions are present, along with some stunning images.

Due to a strong momentum built up early on, it is also wonderfully paced, with none of its about 2 hours and 30 minutes of running time feeling tedious or excessively long. There are very few areas of the CG that are weak.

Tom Holland delivers a fantastic lead performance, this time with much more emotional weight than before. He is as charming and likable as always. With Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon have a great chemistry and are both outstanding in their own right.

With his superb dry wit and gravitas, Benedict Cumberbatch demonstrates once again why he makes such an outstanding Doctor Strange. All of the recurring bad guys put in terrific performances, but Willem Dafoe stands out as the most terrifying and unsettling.

The score by Michael Giacchino is outstanding; it strikes a wonderful balance between themes from earlier iterations and use of Holland's recognisable tunes, which are subtly changed in ways that work as well as a few brand-new, gorgeously epic additions.

Russell - Grade 12

Rating 4/5 - it was pretty good


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