this friday i went to the cinema with a friend and we, both big marvel and general superhero lovers, decided to give tom holland a chance to deepen our love to him after his short appearance in the civil war movie.
for me personally, andrew garfield made an amazing (didn’t see that coming did ya?) spiderman and an even better peter parker. seeing tom portraying the classic hero changed that opinion quite a bit. sure, i was always aware, that garfield wasn’t exactly a teenager (well, he kinda was 15 years to old) and not really the typical high school nerd that he was originally as a comic version, but i always liked his portrayal.
holland gives the character a new twist, being a funny, innocent, overexcited teenager that for once actually looks like he could be found in a typical american highschool. he was 19 when he first appeared as the hero in the red and blue suit and even tho that’s a bit to old to actually be a student, he delivered a very convincing peter, with a weird best friend, a crush on a senior and a loving relationship with his aunt may. his athletic abilities, being a dancer, a gymnast, doing parkour and several other sports, gave him the chance to do a lot of his own stunts and generally be very authentic about the character.
my only problem was flash, the guy that for once doesn’t terrorize peters alter ego, but himself, the smart, but a little unpopular kid in school. he is usually a typical bully in his younger years and in some adoptions also a villain that has to be fought later on. this time he is a fellow mathlet of some kind and the only thing bad he does, is the spreading of some kind of a bad nickname pun thing and being very annoying. i always liked him as some kind of challenge that peter parker had to fight without a mask, that made him realize that there are also problems in the “real” world.
over all i really liked the movie, the casting, that by the way included RDJ as some kind of mentor, the cinematography and overall i am very excited for the next appearance that tom holland will make as spiderman.
watch the trailer here: