In the heart of New York City, Paramedic Cassandra Web finds herself grappling with unexpected clairvoyant abilities. As she navigates her newfound powers, she uncovers long-buried secrets from her past, all while shielding three vulnerable young women from the clutches of a mysterious attacker bent on their demise. Central to the storyline is the emergence of Dakota Johnson’s character, “Madame Web,” within the Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU), adding a new dimension to Marvel’s superhero roster.

This narrative, though straightforward, is expertly executed by director S. J. Clarkson, who maintains a focus on clarity throughout. However, the film’s scope remains contained within its genre boundaries, never quite transcending into something more profound. Madame Web’s on-screen journey primarily serves as a tantalizing glimpse into her enigmatic abilities, setting the stage for further exploration in future installments.


In her role as a paramedic, Cassie is dedicated to saving lives, a duty she takes seriously despite her own turbulent upbringing in foster care. She harbors resentment towards her late mother for her risky behavior during pregnancy, including travels to the Peruvian Amazon in search of a mystical spider venom with healing properties. A life-altering experience in adulthood reveals Cassie’s newfound ability to glimpse into the near future, prompting her to embrace her role as a local superhero.

As Cassie grapples with mastering her newfound powers, she finds herself thrust into the midst of a dangerous mission to protect three young girls from a lethal adversary. However, the script falls short in fully showcasing Cassie’s potential to captivate audiences with her heroic deeds. Meanwhile, Tahar Rahim’s character, the wealthy and power-hungry Ezekiel Sims, lacks depth beyond his surface traits of wealth and paranoia, leaving viewers with little insight into his motivations or background.

The attempt to infuse familial warmth into the narrative through Cassie’s interactions with her coworker O’Neil and his expectant sister-in-law Mary Parker feels forced and awkward, failing to resonate with the audience as intended.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

This suggests that the film’s cat-and-mouse pursuit sequences and the slow development of suspense, however scarce, must be addressed. Yet, it adheres closely to the typical formula, with action sequences ranging from passable to underwhelming. Moreover, even the pivotal climax is marred by excessive Pepsi-Cola advertising. Overall, this movie earns a modest two out of five stars.

Written By : Indori Nerd

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