Directed by: Jon Watts
Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Stan Lee.
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Andrew Garfield, Willem Dafoe, Benedict Wong, Tobey Maguire, Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina.
Spide-Man: No Way Home “more fun stuff” has been re-released for a limited time at the movie theatres where new footage was added for a more crowd-pleasing movie experience.
This re-release had some noticeable additions to the original release, with an extra 12 minutes of additional footage for us all to enjoy and if you enjoyed the first release, this will certainly be a good re-watch for the additional footage included. If you are a fan of Tom Holland, then you will recognise his brother – Harry Holland, where his original “cut” scene, is included in this new re-release – which I have to admit, tied in with the scene of the green slim on the Spidey suit.
I have to admit, the additional footage is good – but I still think some scenes could have been left out as they held no additional significance to the story scenes (especially two scenes in the school hallway which held no addition to the overall story) and I felt the producers just threw that in for some laughs.
I missed out on the 4DX experience when this was first released, in December 2021, due to other commitments, however, I had the opportunity to go to my local Cineworld and watch this re-release version in 4DX, and I took full advantage by seeing it twice on two weekends, and I enjoyed it so much more the second time I went, I felt the seats moved more, the punches I felt better at the back of my chair, the air pumping at the sides of my chair etc. I really had a great time!
The added scenes which did add additional context to the scenes were great and being a fan of all three spider-men (Garfield, Maguire and Holland) I really enjoyed the extended scenes with them all on the scaffolding around the Statue of Liberty, I could watch them all work together all day long, and I want Garfield to have his last The Amazing Spider-Man film!
In addition to this was the new post-credit scene which features Betty Brants final school news report segment, which is obviously set after the whole Dr Strange erasing everyone’s memory of Peter Parker. In the photos she provides, Peter Parker is either notably absent from the photos / videos, or someone is standing in front of him during the photos / videos, showing that 1) the world has forgotten about him and 2) any and all documentation of Peter Parker’s existence has been noticeably affected by Dr Strange’s spell.
This end of credit scene should have been included in the original release, in December 2021, as it is a great way of explaining the new situation Peter Parker is now in.
Whilst this film was fun to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed my 4DX experience, twice, I was hoping for more scenes between the fight scenes with Spider-man (Maguire) and Green Goblin, as it is shown in the 4K DVD release, but never mind! I still enjoyed what was added and shown and I had a great time being thrown around my chair in 4DX at Cineworld.
I rate this re-release as 4 stars.