Peter Parker has been Spider-Man for over sixty years. He’s been swinging on webs, and saving citizens, for a long time, and showing no signs of stopping. Thankfully, Peter Parker is a comic book character, so he can stay young, or grow old, as the plot deems necessary.
When you’re making a movie though, you only get a couple of hours to make a proper impression. There have been a handful of Spider-Man films, with several actors under the mask. All of them made a good Spider-Man, but Tom Holland is about to put the GREAT into Great Power and Great Responsibility.
It starts with perfect casting, and the young British actor looks the part, and bring the attitude to match. He’s a young man, playing a young character. Parker finds himself back in high school in Homecoming, staying true to the origin of an unlucky teenager whose luck is about to turn around. This time he’s bringing quality friends, like Zendaya, with him. The new movie also pays homage to New York City, the birthplace of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
He’s hooking up with fellow superheroes as well. Showing off his smarts with one of the smartest in the MCU, Tony Stark. Following up on his Avenger-filled battle in Captain America: Civil War, Stark hooks up Spider-Man with new a new suit, and new sense of confidence. Which he’ll need, because this newest film is upping the ante with new villains like The Vulture and new love interests like Liz Allan.
Spider-Man: Homecoming may just give us the best version of Peter Parker we’ve seen yet.