I’ve never been one to be worried about the MCU and its films but with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness being pushed to May because of extensive reshoots in November and December and the mind-numbing secrecy surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home I’m starting to notice something rather unfortunate.
For months, fans were clamoring for a trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man flick. It finally dropped on August 23, roughly four months before its release in theaters, and that felt right. But now we’re heading into November and as more details a.k.a promotional pictures start coming out for the film I hate to say it but this film just kind of looks…bad.
Check out this picture that got turned into an instant meme.
I wanted to like this picture but there are so many things wrong with this image. First off, the CGI for Doc Ock looks ridiculous. I mean, is this an early 2000s’ movie?
Secondly, Spider-Man doesn’t run from a fight? He didn’t even run from Thanos who’s way scarier than this guy so what the heck is he doing in this picture?
There’s also a level of secrecy around this film that feels less like Kevin Feige wanting us to be surprised and more like the editors are scrounging to put this convoluted movie together.
This is the MCU’s first foray into the multiverse theme and this, unfortunately, is where stories can start getting wacky real quick. Spider-Man has had two solid films so I shouldn’t be too worried but my gut is just telling me there’s something off with this movie the more I see it.
And, considering that I often base a movie’s quality off of their teaser trailer, I was one of the small crowd who found the No Way Home teaser to be very underwhelming and not that great. The only thing I liked about it was Doctor Strange because duh, he’s my favorite.
What do you think? Do you still have faith in Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s chances of being a great movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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