POLL: What’s the Best Spidey Movie?

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth Spider-Man movie since Tobey Maguire first started slinging webs in 2002.  He and Sam Raimi made three films before the franchise was rebooted with Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb in 2012.  Then, following the disastrous The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 (seriously if you vote for that I wish I could find a way to deliver an electric shock to your brain), Sony decided to lease Spider-Man back to Marvel so Spider-Man could make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a small role in 2015’s Captain America: Civil War.  Sony and Marvel’s lease agreement on Spider-Man runs through the sequel to Homecoming (scheduled for May 2020).  Which has been your favorite film featuring the Wall Crawler so far?  Cast your vote, and at the end of July we’ll anoint the best Spider-Man film of them all!
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) *Welcome Back, Spidey!!!*

Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in Spider-Man: Homecoming
If there’s anything that Marvel has proven in the nine years of the MCU it’s that they know their characters better than anyone, and given the chance, no one can make them work like they can.  Daredevil, Ghost Rider, The Punisher, Elektra, and any other character maligned by another studio has been fixed under Marvel’s watch, but none of them were rehabbed as dramatically and as quickly as Spider-Man was in Captain America: Civil War.  Walking into Civil War, people didn’t know really what to expect from Spider-Man, but they were tired of him.  Tired of movies that fell short, tired of actors ridiculously miscast or a decade too old for parts, and SO SO tired of the origin story.  People walked out of Civil War, arguably Marvel’s best film, and one of the biggest takeaways was how much fun Spider-Man was in a movie that he really didn’t even seem to belong in.  He just appeared and disappeared and we all remembered why he was Marvel’s biggest hero for decades.  Spider-Man: Homecoming is an entire film of that vibe from Civil War‘s second act (and explains just how Peter got there and what happened next).  It’s quite simply the best all-around Spider-Man film ever made with the best Spider-Man ever cast.  It’s not perfect, but Peter’s still learning and Marvel with issue #16 has put down roots for a deep, deep home in the MCU for the webslinger. Continue reading Movie Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) *Welcome Back, Spidey!!!*