“You’re the Spider-Man, from YouTube! ” – Ned Leeds
Number of Times Seen – 3 (9 Dec 2014, 10 Dec 2019 and 13 Mar 2022)
Link to original review – Here and Here
Brief Synopsis – Teenager Peter Parker tries to find himself as he does all he can to be noticed by the Avengers and become a full fledged member of the team.
My Take on it – This is such a great pseudo origin movie because it skips over the way that Peer gets his powers, but instead deals with how a teenager with super powers tries to fit in with both kids his age and with being a member of a superhero team.
Tom Holland does a wonderful job in the role of Peter Parker and even after being in one other MCU film beforehand, this is the first time he is shown in his own solo film.
Michael Keaton is great as the villain and we can understand the dichotomy of his character who is torn by the fact that he needs to support his family.
The story helps show how this kind of story can impact the whole MCU universe while focusing on the ambitions and dreams of the youngest superhero of the whole group.
The special effects are great and enhance the story so much more as we get to see how a teenager could do his best to fight crime in his neighborhood with hopes and dreams of being able to do more for the whole planet.
The way that they integrate a teenager’s feeling into the character helps make things work so well due to the fact that it all comes across as feeling so genuine the whole way through.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kenneth Choi (Principal Morita) also played the Howling Commando Jim Morita in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In the Principal’s office, you can see photos of the Howling Commando, which hints that they are related, and he is his grandson. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (upgrade from original review)
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