Awaited by all enthusiastic Marvel fans, the film ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ has been unfortunately banned by not only Egyptian authorities but Emirati and Saudi Arabian authorities too. Such news appalled insurmountable numbers of fans, killing their excitement and ‘Spider Vibe’. Unironically, this was not the first time where Egypt banned movies.
Back in May 2022, the fellow multiversal movie (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) was banned with relentless claims alleging that Egypt is merely following the Middle Eastern trend. So…Is it a ‘multiversal curse’ or is Egypt just being a copycat?
So…Why Even The Ban on Spider-Man?
With multiple sources stating that the film was particularly banned in Egypt due to the transphobic nature and standards applied there, the film had not passed the censorship requirements – which was apparently the predominant reason why it was not released. At this point, people are no longer shocked, but they are simply about to explode from pent-up anger and confusion, which brings us to our next point…
What do we think?
As aforementioned, a wide array of people believe that Egypt is simply following the Arabian trend, which would not be so hard to believe considering the country had previously banned Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as well as Lightyear just as how the UAE and Saudi Arabia did. In essence, they find the decision to be a bit too exaggerated and sensitive since a quick 3-second clip won’t kill a child! If anything, they perceive the decision to be an act purely committed out of hate.
Though some deem the decision a bit unjust since movies with rapists and murderers are released normally, others find the decision somewhat the ‘righteous’ choice. To elaborate, people believe that when kids notice that relatively trivial detail, it shall be engraved within their minds. Only when the movie is removed will the kids be safe from any ‘satanic’ beliefs.
What do you think? Was the decision coherent enough?