(This review may contain spoilers).
Okay… if I’m honest, I very much preferred Peter Parker in the Amazing Spider-Man movies. I got kind of put off by the immature reactions of Peter in Captain America: Civil War, but since this was a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I figured I might as well watch it.
I liked this movie a lot more than I was expecting to. It was good not to see a third version of the origin movie and instead see the aftermath of what had happened to Peter and how he was trying to balance schoolwork with wanting to be a superhero.
I didn’t especially like Tony in this movie, at least to begin with. While the trailer promised a mentor/mentee type of relationship, I didn’t really get the impression that Tony cared that much about Peter, especially considering he didn’t even show up in person at one point. Though I was happy to see that was referenced to.
It was also good to see that Peter did have trouble balancing school and his double life as Spider-Man. I liked the fact he wasn’t as careful with his secret identity as he could have been; and I really liked his friendship with Ned.
I didn’t really like Liz’s character, I have to say. I couldn’t really see why Peter was attracted to her, as she seemed like the stereotypical popular girl. They hardly even talked, so it would have made more sense if he’d realised they wouldn’t fit later on.
There were some really cool special effects and there was a lot of humour; not just with Peter, who seems to be the King of one-liners in the comics. I also really liked that there was a lot of depth to the villains…or at least one of them. At least I could understand why he chose the path he did.
One of the more amusing parts of the movie, even if a little sad, were the videos of Captain America in the school. His cameos just made it clear how much he was missing from the world.
If you do go and see this movie, make sure you stay until the end credits. I’m glad I chose to see this movie, as it was a lot of fun and had more serious moments than I was expecting. I would probably watch this movie again in the future and buy it on DVD.