Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spider-Man: No Way Home Review
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On a bit of an MCU kick after watching No Way Home. This is a top 5 contender of the franchise for me. Sure, it doesn’t have the political commentary of Winter Soldier or the massive scale of Infinity War and Endgame, but sometimes all you’re looking for in a film is unadulterated fun, and it has that!
The soundtrack, psychedelic visuals, humour and constant action, mixed with Taika Waititi’s quirks and style, make this a pure shot of adrenaline.
It’s definitely one of the MCU films I return to the most, as the story (despite it being on paper) isn’t too heavy, and there’s not a great deal of plot. It’s filled to the brim with scene-stealers, from Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster to Korg, to Valkyrie to Hela, not to mention some shots look like straight up paintings.
If I were a fan of the source material, maybe I’d be in the camp that find this irreverent, but as it stands, I find it a breath of fresh air and just insanely fun.