Spider-Man: No Way Home has the highest audience rating in Rotten Tomatoes history for the first time. Even though this film was and still is surrounded by a lot of hype now been released, one week after its release, No Way Home has already grossed more than $750 million worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing domestic opening weekend of all time. The film has already grossed more than both of the Amazing Spider-Man movies put together.
A Mysterio video was released at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home that he recorded just before he passed away. It was revealed that the man he claimed to be Peter Parker in the video was Spider-Man. After J. Jonah Jameson’s video is released, Peter’s life is completely flipped upside down. Doctor Strange, a friend and former coworker, is called in to help him find a way to prevent the video from being released.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, there’s a new record for the highest audience rating for a major motion picture. There are two kinds of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes: critical and popular. The percentage of critics who gave the film a positive review is always included in the critic review score. 94 percent of critics gave No Way Home an impressive but not record-breaking rating. Based on the reviews of non-critics, which would be most people, the audience score is calculated. Incredibly, the film received a rating of 99 percent from the audience. Check out this tweet from Rotten Tomatoes:
The audience ratings for the live-action Spider-Man films have been inconsistent. The three Tobey Maguire films received a combined 67 percent, 82%, and 51% of the vote. Garfield’s films received 77 and 64 percent, respectively. It was 87 percent, 95 percent, and 99 percent for Tom Holland’s films. Criticism for Spider-Man 3 and the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 led Sony to recast the character. A stellar follow-up to those films, No Way Home, appears to have restored Sony’s reputation. It’s not just Rotten Tomatoes history that’s praising the web-slinger’s latest film. IMDb’s Top 250 lists No Way Home at No. 9.
From the beginning, it appears that the filmmakers were aiming to please fans of all three live-action Spider-Man films. So they brought back Maguire, Garfield, and a slew of villains from the first two films for this third outing. In some of the film’s most memorable scenes, the three Spider-Men interacted with each other.
The film’s fans were pleased to see some familiar faces, but they were more impressed by how well the characters were integrated into Holland’s universe. It appears that the Spider-Man: No Way Home screenwriters were successful in their goal of avoiding lazy fan service, as evidenced by the film’s high audience rating.