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Spider-Man No Way Home is the tale of 2 halves. First is everything I feared, cheap, gratuitous, nostalgia mixed w/ randomness and nonsense. Second is the quintessential Spider-Man story I’ve WANTED from Holland. Packs an emotional wallop & some of the best Spidey moments ever. Messy but satisfying.
If Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness proves one thing it’s if you hire Sam Raimi to make a movie, you better damn well have him HEAVILY involved in the writers room. MASSIVE disconnect between the script & Raimi’s creative ambitions. Simultaneously some of the best AND worst of the MCU.
When Raimi’s allowed to be goofy, mean spirited & sincere ORGANICALLY holy shit sparks fly. His vision for Strange is passionate & strong, wonderfully melodramatic & campy but good god is it…