Spider-Man: No Way HomeOverview -
Spider-Man: No Way Home is perhaps the best sequel and superhero film in the MCU thus far minus Avengers: Endgame. Bringing back the other villains and Spideys is done perfectly with some emotional heft. The 1080p transfer looks wonderful and is one of the best-looking Blu-rays in a long time. And the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track sounds incredible. The bonus features are a fun ride as well. Highly Recommended!
For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero's identity is revealed, bringing his Super Hero responsibilities into conflict with his normal life and putting those he cares about most at risk. When he enlists Doctor Strange’s help to restore his secret, the spell tears a hole in their world, releasing the most powerful villains who’ve ever fought a Spider-Man in any universe. Now, Peter will have to overcome his greatest challenge yet, which will not only forever alter his own future but the future of the Multiverse.
Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take
Emotions run high and the action is epic in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The third film in the solo Spider-Man franchise within the MCU is packed with twists nobody will see coming, grande moments usually saved for a big Avengers film causing loud cheers from every audience member, and some of the funniest sequences inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, Peter Parker embarks on his most emotional journey yet with this sequel that delivers Tom Holland's best performance to date as the web-slinging wall-crawler. Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best Spider-Man film to date.
Spider-Man has no doubt made a big impact on the big screen through the decades. Most recently, Spider-Man was introduced in Civil War and became an Avenger. Audiences have seen this Peter Parker grow into the hero he was supposed to become and after the infamous blip by Thanos, Spidey met his next foe in Mysterio. At the end of the last Spider-Man film, Mysterio magically convinced everybody that Spider-Man was a villain and revealed his identity to the world. In this third film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter Parker is now known to everyone and is causing major problems with those he loves with his newfound fame and of course, the media is not playing nice with their once friendly neighborhood Spider-Man's real identity either.
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Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray
Spider-Man: No Way Home swings its way to HD Blu-ray in a new two-disc set from Sony. The discs are housed inside a hard, blue plastic case with a cardboard sleeve. The artwork features Spidey himself swinging through a Doctor Strange-like city. There is an insert for a digital code.
Spider-Man: No Way Home comes with a fantastic 1080p HD transfer on Blu-ray. While the 4K Disc is still a definitive upgrade with Dolby Vision, this Blu-ray version is the demo-worthy 1080p presentation it deserves to be.
The detail is sharp and vivid with great closeups that reveal individual hairs, practical makeup effects, textures in clothing and superhero costumes, and more. Even the digital CGI effects are impressive in every lighting condition. When the action kicks into high gear, the detail never turns soft or pixelated but is instead rich and full of life.
The color palette is bright, bold, and simply dazzles from beginning to end. Reds, blues, and greens in the costumes are powerful and strong, and the electrical silvers and more nuanced blues in Electro are amazing. Black levels are deep and inky and skin tones are natural. While there is no Dolby Vision here, this 1080p transfer is one for the record books and looks phenomenal. There are no video issues to speak of.
Unfortunately, the Blu-ray version does NOT come with a Dolby Atmos track, but rather a DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio option. That being said, this is one fantastic and loud 5.1 audio track and sounds amazing. The sound effects are boisterous and strong with every action beat. Their precision and balance in each noise whether it be an explosion, a web-sling, or a punch sounds incredible with a fantastic low end of bass that rattles nicely.
Other ambient noises come through the surround speakers nicely of people talking, yelling, along with nature sounds and superhero noises. The score and song cues always liven up the scene and the dialogue is clean, clear, and easy to follow. The Dolby Atmos track is more fluid, dynamic, and adds the height elements, but t his standard 5.1 track really is a treat.
- Action Choreography Across The Multiverse (HD, 7 Mins.) - This explores the fight choreography and high0-flying stunts with behind-the-scenes looks and clips from the film, along with interviews.
- A Spectacular Spider-Journey With Tom Holland (HD, 7 Mins.) - A look back at why and how Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man and his arc through the MCU.
- Realities Collide, Spiders Unite (HD, 8 Mins.) - The three actors who play Spider-Man are examined here, along with the secrecy of their involvement and own unique versions of the character.
- Graduation Day (HD, 7 Mins.) - The co-stars and friends of Peter Parker talk about their characters and love of the MCU and franchise.
- Enter Strange (HD, 5 Mins.) - Doctor Strange is the focus and why his involvement in this film was key.
- Weaving Jon Watts' Web (HD, 8 Mins.) - The director discusses his vision for the franchise, the character, and how his skills and personality mix on set with everyone.
- A Multiverse of Miscreants (HD, 7 Mins.) - Bringing back the big villains from all the films is the topic here, as the actors recall their time in the MCU.
- A Meeting Of The Spiders (HD, 8 Mins.) - The three Spideys sit down and talk about their time as the superhero.
- The Sinister Summit (HD, 9 Mins.) - The big villains all sit down and discuss their characters and memories of acting in the Spider-Man films.
- Alternate Reality Easter Eggs (HD, 5 Mins.) - The hidden secrets and easter eggs are revealed throughout the movie.
- Bloopers (HD, 4 Mins.) - A funny montage of missed cues, flubbed lines, laughter, and dancing on set.
- The Daily Bugle (HD, 4 Mins.) - Short clips of the Bugle's coverage of Spider-Man.
- Stunt Scene Pre Vis (HD, 3 Mins.) - Rehearsal footage and finished scenes are spliced in together to show just how the movie was made.
- Trailers (HD, 5 Mins.) - Some fun trailers for the film are included.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is not only one of the best superhero movies, but one of the better films of any genre to be released. The pure, raw emotions and action in this film are astonishing and spectacular. The 1080p HD image is stellar and the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track sounds excellent. The bonus features are all worth watching, informative, and fun. Highly Recommended.
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