After such a long wait, is the new Spider-Man No Way Home trailer a little anti-climactic? Or did it make your Spider-Sense tingle!
I like Spider-Man. He’s a cool character with a cool superpower and even cooler antagonists. I’m not a Spider-Man fan though. That has become all the more apparent after the recent Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer.
As a child, I had a DVD of the 90s’ animated series Spider-Man. I watched it all the time. I remember primarily loving the villains; Green Goblin, the Hobgoblin, Kingpin, but Doctor Octopus was always my favorite. And then I got older, I was too young to watch the Sam Raimi trilogy so I didn’t even get into those films. And it took until 2014 to watch anything related to Spider-Man again. That was The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and while I thought that Andrew Garfield was a likable Spider-Man the movie was terrible.
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It wasn’t until the MCU’s version of Spider-Man via Tom Holland that I began to find an appreciation for the character. I suddenly began to slightly understand what all the hype was about because Peter Parker was just so darn likable. He immediately became my favorite live-action Spider-Man. And after Far from Home I absolutely could not wait for the final installment of his trilogy.
That was two years ago. In that time, I have heard so many rumors about No Way Home, most of which have come true. So, the surprise factor has, unfortunately, been stripped away. The past few months have been hilarious as I’ve watched from the sidelines Spider-Man fans clamoring for a trailer that just would. Not. Come! Unfortunately on Sunday night, the trailer and some set photos of the film did leak online, ruining the surprise once again. But all is well. The trailer is here, the fandom is mostly satisfied, and we can rest assured that the “Where is the NWH trailer?” discourse has come to a close.
But what did I–a newcomer to the world of Spider-Man–think about the trailer? If I’m being honest, I wasn’t that impressed. I thought the multiverse implications would be connected to Loki. They’re not, which is fine. But I don’t see why Marvel and Sony had to wait so long to drop this trailer because frankly, it didn’t exactly live up to the hype. The first minute and thirty seconds of the trailer are fun to watch but not goosebump-inducing. And the last thirty seconds are filled with “You know who this is” easter eggs. But as someone who’s not a Spider-Man enthusiast, it just looked like a hodgepodge of mess. And then Doc Ock showed up. The end.
Don’t worry. I wasn’t one of those viewers who needed to see more. I like for there to be surprises left for in-theater enjoyment but this teaser wasn’t great. And I’ve seen plenty of great teasers; Guardians of the Galaxy, Dune, Interstellar, The Batman, Godzilla. These are teasers that manage to show very little but their impact on your core leaves you shaken.
This trailer, despite having my favorite Marvel superhero, Doctor Strange, highlighted prominently, did not shake me to my core and that’s a shame. I’m hoping the next (and probably final) trailer will find a way to make me, a new and not very learned Spider-Man enthusiast say “Wow.”
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ spins its web in theatres on December 17th.
Source: Sony Pictures
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Hello everyone. My name is Annlyel James. I’m a young woman who loves movies of all genres (specifically ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel movies.) I am also a Senior Correspondent for The Future of the Force.