The multi-verse reveals three versions of Spider-Man.
The world now knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man. In order to reverse time, Peter taps the help of Dr. Strange. But it has consequences, and the young hero will soon find out the price of making people forget about his identity.
Two Spider-Man movies with Tom Holland in it, and I haven’t watched a single one of them. Not that I’m unaware of the storyline. It’s almost impossible not to watch it when it was being endlessly aired on cable or streamed on Netflix. I love Spider-Man, don’t get me wrong. Though I like the dark heroes of DC more, he’s my favorite among the Marvel characters.
My issue with Holland’s version of Spider-Man is that it was incorporated with the larger Marvel universe. This is what the fans love, of course. But I like the simpler versions of Spider-Man by Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire. And “rumor” has it that they will be on this movie.
So that’s why I watched this version in theater. During a pandemic! In the process, I got to appreciate Holland more. His version is kind of unique, with Zendaya’s (as MJ) performance alongside the underrated Jacob Batalon (as Ned) in tow. But with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in it, I was constantly reminded of why I hate this Spider-Man version. On how Marvel belittles Spider-Man here, even in his own movie. Just because there are more“macho” heroes in the “Avengers.”
Everything the writers could not explain about advantage technology, they called “nano-technology.” Which was hilarious and lazy. Anyway, Spider-Man doesn’t need a fancy suit, thanks but no thanks, Mr. Stark. Still, the mixture of technology and magic makes the story going and somehow interesting.
(Mortal Worthy. 3 out of 5 stars). I like how they uplift Garfield’s version of Spider-Man here (with Maguire constantly saying “you’re amazing”). He’s also got a sweet closure to the whole “MJ died” fiasco. Maguire don’t need one though, he’s threated as akin to god here. Together they helped with the character growth of Holland’s Spider-Man. The limelight is not just focused on one Spider-Man, but on the three of them. The light focused on Holland might have just been a little bit brighter. Which is perfect and what makes this movie “amazing.”
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