Spider-Man was my favorite comic book growing up. Not just the hero, but the man behind the mask, Peter Parker. He fought crime at night and was a nerdy teenager and an outsider by day. He had a hard time making friends and even a harder time talking to girls. A lot of us related to him. When Marvel was finally able to bring Spider-Man into the MCU they used the teenaged years Spidey. In the Avengers movies, they really were able to capture his essence, but his solo adventures have been a different story.
It has been eight months since the events of Endgame and Tony Stark’s funeral took place. Life, for the most part, has returned to normal. Peter (Tom Holland) his trying his best to live up to Iron Man’s memory, but for now he is just looking forward to his upcoming high school European trip. He’s especially looking forward to having more time to get closer to the girl he likes, MJ (Zendaya). However, the life of a superhero is never easy and when elemental creatures from another dimension start showing up, Nick Fury recruits the webslinger to team up with a new hero, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to try to stop them before they can destroy the world.
Spider-Man came to Marvel Studios in 2016, and this will be his fifth appearance. He has only had two directors, the Russo Brothers for his Avengers stories and Jon Watts for his two solo adventures. In addition, there are different writers involved and you can see a difference if you compare. The action and humor are much more present when the siblings are behind the camera. Watts is by no means a rookie director, but he’s never tackled films of this scale before. That was a big problem on the two Amazing Spider-Man movies. Marc Webb was an Indie film maker who got thrown in the deep end of the pool and he really couldn’t swim. That franchise ended after only two outings.