September 4, 2022

Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Edition

Review: Spider-Man: No Way Home Extended Edition

2022 is the 20th Anniversary if Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, the 10th Anniversary of Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man and the fifth Anniversary of Tom Holland’s first solo Spider-Man movie, Homecoming. It’s the perfect time to celebrate all three Spider-Man with the theatrical rerelease of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Dubbed the “More Fun” edition, this rerelease adds about 10 minutes of new scenes, including an end credits stinger (the original release had only a mid-credits scene but nothing post-credits).

I’ve seen No Way Home enough times now that I believe I spotted every new scene, alternate take, and change. Overall, I agree with the title: the scenes added were more “fun.”  While I may have wished for all 10 minutes to be more scenes of the three Spider-Men together, those additions are short (but do help to keep track of which Spider-Man is which in that confusing end fight). There’s a bit more Matt Murdock, a new montage in Doctor Strange basement, but many of the new scenes take place in Peter Parker’s high school. One bit, Betty Brant, interviewing students went on a bit too long. Other than that, every added frame was welcome.


If you liked the first film this gives you even more and yet the pacing never feels labored. I given the strongest recommend to this movie in both cuts, but I prefer this extended cut to the already great original

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