Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally arrived in theaters, and it is a big hit with both critics and fans. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie currently holds a 94% critical approval rating, to go with a near-perfect 99% audience score. As of this writing, that accounts for 296 critical reviews and more than 10,000 audience ratings. That is, to put it mildly, amazing.
In terms of the history of the franchise, it is second only to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse critically. That movie, which won the Best Animated Feature Oscar, holds a 97% approval rating. As far as fans are concerned, it’s easily the best Spider-Man movie, and one of the best movies in the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Per the website’s rankings, the only movie that currently ranks higher is Black Panther. But that could change when all’s said and done.
Here is the synopsis for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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.
This excellent word of mouth has meant great things for the movie commercially so far. No Way Home earned $260 million domestically in its debut at the box office. That is second only to Avengers: Endgame on the all-time record list. It also opened to nearly $600 million worldwide, behind only Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War in terms of global debuts. It absolutely smashed the pandemic era record as well. Venom: Let There Be Carnage had the previous record with $90 million earlier this year.
Jon Watts was in the director’s chair for the movie. Watts previously directed Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Watts is also on board to direct the upcoming Fantastic four reboot. Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe also star. Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers penned the screenplay.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is in theaters now.