Sunday, December 19, 2021

Tip#1265: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 71 – Spider-Man: No Way Home

This is Day 643 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

The new, rampant COVID variant called Omicron has prompted new warnings and restrictions here in Toronto a week before Christmas Day. This adds to the lack of Christmas spirit I’ve been feeling since I’ll be spending the holidays mostly alone for a second year. But little moments are helping lift my mood like my anticipation and excitement of seeing a certain new movie in a theatre and sharing it with a friend recently.


The film was Spider-Man: No Way Home and it has been a source of excitement for over a year because it was rumored to include characters and stars from other cinematic versions of Spider-Man. That excitement is an example of what has been fueling my positive emotional energy during the isolation of this long pandemic. 

And when I was finally in the theatre with a good friend beside me I settled in for an experience that truly moved my cinematic soul and touched my heart in a deep, nostalgic way.

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) 

The superhero, action film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, is the third of a trilogy and is about Peter Parker (Tom Holland) asking Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to make his identity as Spider-Man a secret again after it was shockingly revealed in the previous film. But this magic spell breaks open the multiverse, allowing five supervillains from alternate realities who have fought their own versions of Parker to enter Peter's universe. The movie also stars Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
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This highly entertaining film is even more exciting for all those who have seen the first Spider-Man trilogy (2002) starring Tobey Maguire and the second version (2012) starring Andrew Garfield. These amazing, nostalgic scenes were truly emotional and even surreal for me and the audience. Plus the story arcs and relationships between these previous Spider-man characters were allowed to continue and find satisfying closure in this new film. 

I found all the performances to be so amazing and amplified the many life lessons that were at the heart of this superhero story. Themes like helping those in urgent need and productive teamwork shine brightly through the thrilling action scenes as well as the quieter interactions of the characters. And yes I cried at a number of scenes which I also counted as times to feel positive emotional energy flowing through me. 

Excitement, anticipation and nostalgia can be fantastic sources of feel-good energy. They can help keep your spirits positive and hopeful for better days to come. So when the world feels like it's crashing down around you and you feel isolated please remember to let yourself feel good about something you love! 

Happy Holidays All! 

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef  

Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy 
Part 62 – Free Guy 
Part 63 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings  
Part 64 – Source Code   
Part 65 – Super Me  
Part 66 – Battlestar Galactica 2003 
Part 67 – No Time To Die 
Part 68 – The Eternals 
Part 69 – They Call Me Trinity – Trinity is Still My Name  
Part 70 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

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