Huge Death In Spider-Man Leaves Fans Confused As Some Say It Was 'Unnecessary'
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You’d think the clue was in the headline, but to be totally clear: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS HUGE SPOILERS ABOUT SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
One thing people aren’t quite so happy with, however, is the storyline that sees Peter Parker’s Aunt May killed off, which is something some feel was an ‘unnecessary’ twist.
May, who is played by Marisa Tomei, dies at the hands of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe) after being struck down by his glider – poignantly fading away in the arms of her nephew before ultimately succumbing to her wounds.
Before her cruel death, she tells Peter: “With great power, there must also come great responsibility.”
TV and film writer Alex Welch has branded the scene the ‘smartest twist’ in the entire Tom Holland-era Spider-Man trilogy, saying it ‘informs Peter’s arc throughout the rest of the film’ as he resolves to ‘cure’ the villains in honour of May, while also helping him bond with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men.
However, not all fans feel the same way – with many fuming about the sequence, which they think was ‘pointless’.
After watching the movie, one tweeted: “Killing aunt May was unnecessary.”
Another added: “And avoidable...”
A third wrote: “Aunt May death was so pointless.”
#SpiderManNoWayHome what a disappointment that was. Sure, Tobey and Andrew show up just before the half way mark, but it feels forced definitely. Tom just doesn’t feel like the main Spider-Man because of it. The plot feels like a mess and the death of Aunt May was unnecessary— Allan O'Donohue (@AllanODonohue46) December 14, 2021
The hotly anticipated sequel was finally released on this week, smashing pre-pandemic box-office numbers and netting some of the highest-scoring reviews for a Marvel movie since Avengers: Endgame.
The movie picks up right after Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) framed Spider-Man for his murder and unmasked him as Peter Parker at the end of 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Facing a tide of negative press, Peter turns to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and persuades him to cast a spell to make people forget he's Spider-Man - which ends up backfiring and dragging the likes of Alfred Molina's Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin into the MCU.
Despite the uproar over Aunt May's storyline, the consensus from fans generally seems to be a good one.
that was the best spider-man movie ever pic.twitter.com/WPpx4M1oV1— Kenny (@KingKennyTv) December 17, 2021
One said: "Just got home and Spider-Man No way home is not only the greatest Spider-Man Movie ever made it’s 100% my favorite movie in the MCU beating out Winter soldier and Civil war. I’m genuinely speechless. This is 100% one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. 100000000/10."
Another tweeted: "Spider-Man: No Way Home was so f***ing AMAZING. Growing up a diehard and the biggest Spider-Man fan, I am so f***ing happy right now. It delivered with everything I ever wanted in a Spider-Man movie. That was the best Spider-Man movie, potentially the best Marvel and CBM ever…"