Movie Review – ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It turns out I did end up seeing the extended version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at the cinema after all. 😀 I’m very pleased I did. After reviewing the theatrical version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ on my blog, I was keen to see the extended version, containing 11 minutes of new footage. 🙂

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is definitely one of my favourite ‘Spider-Man’ movies. I saw the theatrical version thrice at the cinema from 2021 to 2022. I think it’s always great to see the movie on the big screen. I’d like to think I can have another opportunity to see it again at the cinema soon.

To see the movie again, especially with new scenes added, is a great pleasure. The only other ‘Spider-Man’ film I’ve seen in extended form is ‘Spider-Man 2.1’ (the extended version of ‘Spider-Man 2’). I know there’s an editor’s cut of ‘Spider-Man 3’, but I’ve yet to view that version of the film.

It was lovely to see ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ again with Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as the three Spider-Men and to have some extra moments with them, including the complete conversation they had with each other at the Statue of Liberty, which is pretty amazing. 😀

My favourite part of the movie is the web-chat introduction by Tom Holland, Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield before the movie started. It was lovely and sweet to hear Tom and Tobey say to Andrew that they love him, following that “I love you, guys” scene that they had in the actual movie.

Other extra scenes in the movie include Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May being interrogated by the Department of Damage Control, with Arian Moayed as DODC agent Cleary asking the questions. Those were very intriguing interrogation scenes to watch in the extended film.

There’s also the scene where Tom Holland’s brother Harry plays a thief in the movie, as it was cut from the theatrical release. It was interesting to see that scene, especially when Tom Holland’s Spidey was being accused by a woman for being a 14-year-old superhero with others defending him.

I enjoyed the extra moments featuring J. K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, where he reports on Tom Holland’s Peter’s first day back at Midtown High School as well as the arrival of Max Dillon/Electro and Flint Marko/Sandman. In fact, I think the latter scene is included as a Blu-ray extra for the movie.

There are extra scenes of Tom’s Peter at school, including where he’s pressured in the gym to crawl a wall. Hannibal Buress as Coach Wilson is a jerk in that scene, calling Tom’s Peter a ‘bastard’. Tom’s Peter also speeds down a corridor away from attention seekers, including a girl who says he’s ‘cute’.

Angourie Rice as Betty Brant has more scenes in the extended version compared to one scene in the theatrical cut. This is where she’s interviewing Coach Wilson, Martin Starr as Mr. Harrington, J. B. Smoove as Mr. Dell, Jacob Batalon as Ned, Tony Revolori as Flash and of course…Tom’s Peter Parker.

Those interview scenes focus on Tom’s Peter’s revelation that he’s Spider-Man. I liked the moment where a reference is made to Ned and Betty’s past school holiday romance in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, as I felt that had been forgotten about whilst I watched the theatrical cut of ‘No Way Home’.

There’s also a new post-credits scene featuring Betty Brant, which showcases the effects of Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange’s spell to make everyone in the ‘MCU’ forget who Peter Parker is. I prefer the ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ teaser trailer. The new post-credits scene feels depressing. 😦

There are extra moments in the basement of Dr. Strange’s New York Sanctum that are mainly comedic, involving Ned and Zendaya as Michelle setting things up to find the other ‘multiverse men’. I don’t mind those moments so much, but I don’t care for the song that’s played in the background.

And of course, there’s the scene featuring Tom’s Peter, Aunt May, Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn, Alfred Molina as Doc Ock, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon and Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko in an elevator on their way to Happy Hogan’s ‘oasis’. I was expecting that moment to show up in the extended cut, and I’m very pleased that it actually ended up in the movie.

There’s an extra scene featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock with Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. Watching that scene is so surreal, since you could easily replace Charlie Cox with Ben Affleck and it’d be Ben Affleck’s Matt Murdock and Jon Favreau’s Foggy Nelson from the 2003 ‘Daredevil’ film again.

The extended version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ was worthwhile to watch on the big screen. I enjoyed the new scenes featured in the movie. It’s not exactly like the extended versions of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogies, but I still love this ‘Spidey’ movie in extended form.

Whether the extended version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ gets a home release is another matter. I hope it will. I would like to see the extended version of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ at the cinema again, as I regard this ‘MCU Spider-Man’ film very highly in featuring the three Spider-Men. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim 🙂


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