Spider-Man is a superhero with a 19-year-old legacy and so, there’s a whole team of Spider-Man Villain. Interestingly, many of them are there in “Spider-Man : No Way Home.” They appear due to the inter-dimensional portal hopping- causing confrontations, utter chaos, and destruction. Just try imagining Doc Ock, the Lizard, Green Goblin, The Sandman, and Electro in one movie!! They are all thrown into a different dimension by Dr. Strange. The land in various parts of the multiverse due to the spell that’s gone wrong. This band of Spider-Man Villains poses menacing threats in a few different ways. From the most terrifying and maniacal to the tamest and manageable, Let’s see who is placed where:
5. The Lizard: He is the most obscure villain in the movie. He has the least screen-time and screen presence out of all the baddies. The Lizard stays in the van for quite a while in the film. He is more of a plus one in the movie, just there to increase numbers. The method of his death also remains the same as the first time. This Spider-Man villain is the tamest and most manageable of them all.
4. The Sandman: The original group of spider-Man has the Sandman as a formidable foe. Flint Marko, aka, Sandman is the least corrupted of them all. He wants to atone for his deeds and get back to his family. Sandman has a fair amount of screen-time but no apparent reason to be in the fight. But he’s still a very daunting Spider-Man villain.
3. Electro: Electro has changed the most since the last time he was seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The revamping of this character is one of the most intelligent choices. Electro is obsessed with finding new sources of energy. This makes him a formidable foe. He has a strong screen presence in his red and blue onesie and electricity sparkling all around him.
2. Doctor Octopus: This perplexing Spider-Man Villain is the most seamless performance in the movie. His character arc is slightly repeated. But Molina pulls it off brilliantly. Octavius was a good man who overstepped the law (a tad too much). He used illegal means and violence to achieve his goals. We see the good side towards the end. His journey back to light is an absolute pleasure.
1. The Green Goblin: William Dafoe makes an impeccable comeback as Green Goblin. He is the first Spider-Man villain. He does not rely on the classic hysterical Defoe grin and the iconic cackle. Instead, Defoe gets back into the mindset and flawlessly portrays both the man and the monster. Green Goblin sets a high standard for any Spider-Man Villain and effortlessly steals the show. The split between Osborne and the Green Goblin is powerful and terrifying. Spider-Man has to make some tough calls and make difficult decisions. And this is with the monster on the glider pushing him and getting inside his head constantly and relentlessly.