Hitting our screens recently was the third cinematic take on the Spiderman story, the character first hitting our screens back in 2002 brought a new angle to the superhero movies and started the rolling basis of Marvel bringing out film after film. Although we have a lot to thank the Tobey Maguire series for, looking back on it the trilogy was packed with some corny lines. Some pretty predictable story arcs. And finally, someincreibly memorable dancing. That Peter Parker we fell in love, will now fall further and further from our sights with each film, much like Gwen Stacy in Amazing Spiderman 2.
The series was then given a revamp back in 2012 with Andrew Garfield stepping up to don the spandex. Doing a pretty solid job to be fair but his version of Peter Parker was far too cool for school instead of the awkward, borderline stalker Peter Parker we had grown to love. He was far from the lonely Peter Parker we were used to. Instead, we got this reasonably cool quiff with some pickup game and amazing hair. This Parker would have probably ended up shoving Maguire’s portrayal into a locker at one point or another. They should have called it The Amazing Quiffman.
Which brings us lastly to our current, and for me best portrayal, of the human spider by none other than fellow Brit- Tom Holland.This film takes a slightly different angle than we are used to with the previous stories, not focusing entirely on the whole death of Uncle Ben but merely mentioning that he and Aunt May have been through a lot. Instead the movie kicks off just before the preview we saw of Spiderman in Captain America Civil War, a very excited Tom Holland being recruited by Mr Stark.
This 6th Spiderman film takes a slightly different angle than we are used to with the previous stories. Not focusing entirely on the whole death of Uncle Ben, but merely mentioning that he and Aunt May have “been through a lot”. Instead, the movie kicks off just before Spiderman’s involvement in Captain America Civil War and a very excited Peter being recruited by Mr Stark.
This turn out sees Spiderman getting to grips with being the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman our comic book reading selves know and love, with a run in with Vulture amongst some other villains from Spidey’s universe making slight appearances, namely Scorpion and the Shocker. A nice touch in casting is Vulture is played by Michael Keaton, who was the lead star in superhero stylised drama “Birdman”.
All in all, this is the most promising Spiderman portrayal to hit the big screen so far, he has all the nerdiness of Peter Parker from the comic books and the quick wit, one-liners and fighting styles we love from the cool web-slinger we love. If you haven’t seen the movie by now check out the trailer below and head on down to your local cinema for another fine instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I seriously hope we finally get the buddy duo of Deadpool and Spiderman…..