September 26, 2023
Spider-Man and Electro

Spider-Man and Electro in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

Annlyel shares her reactions to the newest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer

Quick question. Was the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer everything you wanted it to be?

Let me just put this out there; I love trailers. In fact, I love trailers so much I revisit them now and then. My favorite Marvel trailers of all time belong to Infinity War and Logan. Both trailers happen to be the film’s teaser trailers and consequently, both films are in my Top 5 favorite superhero movies of all time.

Spider-Man No Way Home Trailer
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

You see, there is often a direct correlation between a great trailer and a great movie. There are only a few trailers, for example, Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Rise of Skywalker, whose trailers paint an entirely different picture than the one presented in marketing. Basically, a trick trailer. A trick trailer can go two ways of course. A trick trailer can look awesome and the film is bad or vice versa. The 2014 sci-fi hit Edge of Tomorrow is an example of the latter. So, that leads me to the topic of this post: Spider-Man: No Way Home.


When the teaser dropped in August I was a bit underwhelmed. I loved seeing Doctor Strange and Wong was funny. But the trailer just didn’t make me excited. Fast forward to now, a couple of days after the second trailer‘s release, and I’m honestly feeling more pessimistic about the movie than ever. I wish I didn’t feel this way. I wish I was feeling the sheer exhilaration that I felt when I saw Peter Parker wearing the Iron-Spider suit for the first time in the Infinity War trailer. But I am not. Instead, my own Spidey sense is up and my initial reaction is, “Uh-oh.”

Green Goblin in Spider-Man No Way home
Green Goblin from Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

For one, the CGI looks incomplete. The humor in the trailer felt weird. As if the characters were soulless husks of themselves, and the story looks far too busy. That’s not a good thing. I understand that this is the ultimate Spider-Man movie. And that it’s destined to be a busy story but…is this film going to have a storyline so busy it suffers from the Eternals conundrum? That film would go on to become Marvel Studios’ first Rotten MCU film thanks in good part to its convoluted plot.

Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) in Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2021 Marvel Studios. All Rights Reserved.

I don’t think the movie will fail to live up to the hype completely. In fact, I think it’s going to have a third act worthy of all the hype that has been built around it. I just don’t see this movie becoming the best Spider-Man movie of all time. In fact, I see it being the worst of the MCU Spider-Man Trilogy. I hope I’m wrong.

Electro Spider-Man No Way Home
Electro from Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

Do you think the Spidey threequel looks too busy? Do you share Annlyel’s concerns? Drop a comment in the section below.

Spider-Man No Way Home swings into UK cinemas on December 15, and in theatres on December 17, 2021, in the United States.

Source: Sony Pictures

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed in this feature are solely that of the author and do not reflect the overall opinion of, its writers, or affiliates. 

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