I saw the trailer for the upcoming sequel to this and thought it looked great. I never saw this one so decided to watch On Demand on Starz, in preparation for the sequel.
Unfortunately, I was severely disappointed.
This was terrible. They really did reinvent the wheel with this one it seems in an attempt to make it more youthful and modern, but it just didn’t work for me. We got no origin story explaining how Peter became Spider-Man. I guess everyone is already supposed to know how this happened if they’re fans, which honestly would’ve been fine if the main story was any good. However, when a movie is bad it makes all the plot holes more glaring.
They spent a little too much time setting up the villain in the teaser. It felt very disconnected from the movie as a whole and then they spent way too much time on Peter’s high school experience, his daily hero missions and working their way back to the antagonist. The movie seemed to pick up mid-story which works very well for some movies, but not this IMHO. Tom Holland is very cute and youthful. He’s also a descent actor and the supporting cast was very strong with many veterans (loved seeing Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei and Garcelle Beavauis). However, they could not save this train wreck.
The only thing I really liked about the movie was the diversity of the cast. It was nice to see that Peter Parker does actually live in a heterogeneous society, which had not really been displayed in prior renditions of the series.