Spider-Man: No Way Home: Rating every single character

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 13: Marisa Tomei attends Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: No Way Home” Los Angeles Premiere on December 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) /

10. Aunt May

Marisa Tomei might be everyone’s favorite Aunt May. She played a hilarious and friendly character in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, she was able to show even more range. She was the caring Aunt May that we’ve waited to see. More than that, she also played the Uncle Ben role well.

When Aunt May died, she gave Peter the “With great power, must also come great responsibility” speech. A moment that’s normally reserved for Uncle Ben. Marvel fans seemed happy that this was changed. It made more sense for her to give Peter the message. It made for a better story given the emotional connection between May and Peter, and it also kept us from seeing Uncle Ben die again.

Grade: A

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Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and Spider-Man battle it out in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. Courtesy of Sony Pictures. ©2021 CTMG. All Rights Reserved. MARVEL and all related character names: © & ™ 2021 MARVEL /

9. Otto Octavius

Alfred Molina didn’t miss a step when he reprised his role as Otto Octavius. In fact, he was as phenomenal as he was in Spider-Man 2. When he first appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home, he was incredibly menacing and it ensured that his fight scene with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was even better than his one with Tobey Maguire’s Spidey on the train – something that didn’t seem possible.

When he moved away from his evil personality, he made the transition perfectly. Having him be one of the saviors at the end made this writer smile. This was him making up for all of the bad he previously did, ending his time as Doc Ock on a positive note.

Grade: A+