If a new Marvel movie comes out and filmmaker Kevin Smith doesn’t cast his thoughts into the ether, has it even come out? Spider-Man: No Path Home has been in theaters for almost two weeks now and Smith has finally revealed his thoughts on the film on his latest FatMan Beyond podcast. Like most people who saw the film, Smith loved it, praising the highlights of its plot but most of all the direction of filmmaker Jon Watts, who directed all three Marvel Studios Spider-Man films. At one point on Clerk the director adds: “I can tell you right away that I will never make a film as entertaining or enjoyable as Spider-Man: No way Homepage. “
Smith added, “It’s not really a movie you should enjoy on your own. Audiences added a dimension to it, as did Avengers: Endgame, what a fun movie that had to be surrounded by 200 people and vibrate with that energy and suck in that Omicron. The (gasp), ‘Oh, what is it,’ moments are just better in a collective experience… When you’re in a movie you all believe the same thing, especially if the movie rocks. home, and that Jon Watts kid who made these Spider Man films in recent years, what a genius. He stuck the landing beyond glue the landing, for my money.
The writer / director also provided some details on how he viewed the film, revealing that its screening takes place in a 4DX / ScreenX theater (where the screen is enlarged and occupies three of the theater walls). Smith then strongly recommended viewing the film this way.
Smith also spoke about the box office success of the film, which works as if it is the only film in theaters compared to all the rest.
“You could see this was the movie everyone was going to leave their house for. If there has been a movie since End of Game that the world was going to be like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to risk it all for this’, that was going to be it. The pressure was therefore there. They could easily have been like, “Look all we have to do is put a few Spider-Mans together in the frame and we’ll be good,” but they actually gave us a really touching movie that wasn’t not the movie that I least thought we were getting over the past couple of years. I thought they were setting us up for ‘He’s gonna fight the Sinister Six of the entire Spider-Man universe’ and yes (that was it), but it wasn’t so much about the fight as it was, how the do we save? Which was so sweet.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now playing in theaters around the world and breaking records every day.