‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ First Reactions Are In

Following the Los Angeles premiere of Jon Watts' 'Far From Home' sequel on Monday, the first wave of reactions gives fans something to chew on.

Tom Holland walks the red carpet.

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Tom Holland walks the red carpet.

If you’re even tangentially connected with the ebbs and flows of pop culture, then you shouldn’t need a reminder that Spider-Man: No Way Home, in all its multiverse glory, hits theaters later this week. And following the film’s premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, we now have a range of initial reactions that should add a healthy amount of additional fuel to the hype fire.

Variety calls it a “satisfying meta-adventure,” while the Daily Beast has deemed Jon Watts’ Far From Home sequel the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “best Spidey movie by a mile.” Other recently published reviews, including from the Chicago Sun-Times (an “innovative new adventure”) and Deadline (“This movie is a holiday gift”), strike a similarly glowing tone, while the Hollywood Reporter took a more measured—though ultimately still positive—stance.

Of course, the proliferation of fan theories dominated chatter ahead of No Way Home’s premiere, a topic cast members—including Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Jacob Batalon—got into during a Monday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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“We’re huge fans of these movies,” Holland said at one point when addressing multiverse possibilities. “This film, in particular, is a celebration of three generations of cinema. So to bring these characters back, to see them bring them back to life [and] embody these people they said goodbye to nearly 20 years before, was amazing.”

For fans, exactly what all of that ends up meaning remains to be seen. In the meantime, catch an assortment of first reactions to the latest web-slinging entry below, including a quick one from Kid Cudi. Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on Dec. 17.

#SpiderManNoWayHome is the MCU’s BEST and BIGGEST Spider-Man film yet. Tom Holland shines in a nostalgic, emotionally compelling outing that delivers as one of the most entertaining blockbusters of the year with kinetic action & superb characterization. A crowd-pleasing MUST-SEE! pic.twitter.com/aLbOuAMoHy

— Diego Andaluz (@thediegoandaluz) December 14, 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home didn't meet my expectations, it EXCEEDED them. This movie is worth every excruciating moment we had to wait! The visuals, the score, the heart, the story, the villains.... talk about an EPIC creation. Tears, chills, happiness... #SpiderManNoWayHome pic.twitter.com/44FcO7IrtF

— Tessa Smith - Mama's Geeky (@MamasGeeky) December 14, 2021

I can confidently say #SpiderManNoWayHome is THE BEST live-action Spider-Man movie. A thrilling & emotional end to the “Homecoming” trilogy, but also a smart, fun & exciting tribute to 20 years of Spider-Man movies. Both hilarious & heartbreaking, I honestly loved every second. pic.twitter.com/8xpqbTNgfz

— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 14, 2021

#SpiderManNoWayHome is undoubtedly the biggest, the most emotional, and possibly the best #SpiderMan movie ever. Need to sit with it and decide.

It’s hard to imagine topping this one. Like, genuinely, hard to imagine getting more than this movie gives you as a #SpiderMan fan. pic.twitter.com/lUIJE6QM7O

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 14, 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home is the best Marvel movie of all time. #SpiderManNoWayHome perfectly pays tribute to the legacy of Spider-Man and finds that perfect balance of humor, action, heart, and nostalgia. Fans of the web-slinger will absolutely lose their minds when they see this. pic.twitter.com/mYZ7emhkY1

— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) December 14, 2021

#SpiderManNoWayHome is the ENDGAME of the Spider-Verse, delivers EVERYTHING you could possibly want from a SPIDER-MAN film & then some, easily T5 MCU, audiences are going to CRUSH so hard on this one, MASSIVE box office incoming, Spidey gonna be cinema’s holiday-season savior pic.twitter.com/uxZ6SrZntL

— Erick 𝕄𝕄𝕋 Weber 🎥 (@ErickWeber) December 14, 2021

#SpiderManNoWayHome: wow, tears and the loudest crowd I’ve heard since Endgame

— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) December 14, 2021

Spiderman was epic. Wow

— The Chosen One (@KiDCuDi) December 14, 2021

#SpidermanNoWayHome is a pop culture milestone, you guys are not ready for whats coming, it WILL BLOW YOUR MIND AWAY
Theaters are gonna turn into stadiums with this one

— Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) December 14, 2021

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