I finally saw No Way Home! And while I really liked it I have some big questions. Parts of the story don’t make a lot of sense to me and overall the multiverse is already giving me a headache.
I mean I had questions after Loki but I thought Spiderman will probably answer them and not so much…
First of all the Empty Universe Stuff:
As in okay Doctor Strange was there and I understand it’s a comic thing and not everyone is going to show up in every movie but Peter was in a whole lot of trouble. And legal trouble at that. Nick Fury couldn’t spare five minutes to radio down and say yes, yes he was working for me? (Or who he thought was me anyway?)
And what about Pepper and Happy (especially Happy who did everything else for Peter) I mean people kept talking about Mysterio like he was real and they were investigating missing weapons from Stark Enterprises but no one could spare a second to say yeah, yeah this wasn’t some inter-dimensional selfless superhero but Quentin Beck disgruntled ex-Stark employee who worked specifically on illusion style designs????
Speaking of Strange:
Okay. I’ll give Peter the beating him with math (ugh math) because it’s a Spiderman movie and they had to take him off the board but did they really, really have to imply that Ned was some kind of power wunderkind?
I admit it’s partly because I just don’t like Ned but I kind of think they did a number on Strange’s powers here and I don’t expect Wanda to have any trouble with him 😉
Now to the Multiverse:
Okay how does the multiverse relate to time?
Because I got the impression the multiverse was now. Like they took Toby and Andrew’s Spiderman as they were (or would be that could get confusing) now same as Tom. Yet all of the villains were taken helpfully just before their deaths somehow even if that was decades ago.
Like if they took present day Tobey and Andrew why did long dead villains get caught up in the spell?
I mean Otto even notes the passage of time when he’s talking with Tobey Spiderman literally saying You grew up dear boy…
(I also felt like it gave Max a bit of a personality change there 🙂 but it’s been a while since I’ve seen that film so on that I’ll give them a pass.
Cure them vs. The Spell’s Fine Print
I am just to much of a cynic to fully get on board May’s plan and the question of whether or not it was worth it just so she could spout the same old line that multiple Uncle Ben’s have died for and really this Peter should and seemed to know already…
I can really only say it was worth it if it worked in their universes and they lived!
Will anyone remember this?
Forget the villains. You aren’t talking about present No Way Home Tobey when you send Goblin back to his death you are talking about OG Tobey Spiderman he’s not going to know what happened.
So do they all die regardless???
And here’s the thing if they don’t die fighting Spiderman wouldn’t that drastically change Tobey and Andrew’s journey’s? Especially Tobey. I mean if Goblin doesn’t die and is indeed cured you don’t have the fight with Harry in the third movie (which they mostly just ignored regardless) and if Otto goes back right to the time he said he left…
Well did he even need to be cured? He chose to make the sacrifice to destroy the machine so… wouldn’t he still have to?
So I guess the whole thing was only worth it if the movie had answered questions it didn’t touch on and probably didn’t want to think about. I really enjoyed No Way Home I just think story wise there’s a lot of multiverse related hand-waving that I couldn’t quite look past.
I’m sure Doctor Strange will make it all make sense!