This May Be the Last Non-Spoiler Review of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’



Unfortunately, there are so many plot twists in this film, that even the most basic description contains spoilers, which I shall leave to another review to be written in days to come, time permitting.


For now, I will say only, first, there is no political correctness in the film, no sucker punches, or extraneous tokenism, aside from the gratuitous race swaps already perpetrated previously.


Second, there is no intrusion by leftwing messages or agitprop concerning global anything or privileged anything. The movie was only about the movie, which is as rare as finding a hale man in a leper colony.


Third, the acting was top notch, as were the special effects, and the direction. Some fight scenes were a little too kinetic for my taste, but generally one could follow the action. No shaky-cam, no lazy cinema veritee.


A welcome host of guest stars put in an appearance.


The writing is crisp, witty, at times moving, and the moral of the story is what it is always supposed to be for Spidey: with great power…



SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021) FINAL TRAILER | Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures (HD)



Please go see it. Spend money and tell Hollywood we like old fashioned entertainment. Like this.


Five stars out of five. This film is a classic of the genre, and proof that Marvel still has magic.



Originally published here.

John C. Wright

John C. Wright is a practicing philosopher, a retired attorney, newspaperman, and newspaper editor, and a published author of science fiction. Once a Houyhnhnm, he was expelled from the august ranks of purely rational beings when he fell in love; but retains an honorary title. He has published short fiction in Asimov’s Science Fiction in F&SF in Absolute Magnitude and elsewhere. His novel Orphans of Chaos was a finalist for the Nebula Award in 2005. His novel Somewhither won the inaugural Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of 2016. In 2015, he made history by being nominated for six Hugo Awards in one year, more than any other author. Read more of his work at or pick up one of his novels here.