Spider-Man movies: Ranking every Spider-Man movie before No Way Home

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /
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4. Spider-Man: Homecoming

With Spider-Man: Homecoming we got an origin story that wasn’t really an origin. In an effort to not make the same mistakes that were made in The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel completely skipped the origin of Spider-Man; instead dropping us right into the world of everyone’s favorite web slinger. Luckily for this iteration, the world was being built for almost 10 years to this point.

Spider-Man: Homecoming did EVERYTHING differently. First off, there was no Uncle Ben storyline. Ben is referenced a number of times, but there is never any major plot point having to deal with his death. Instead, we are dealing with Peter, who at this time is 15, trying to grapple between being a normal high school kid, and a wannabe Avenger.

Putting Peter back in high school, with a more age appropriate look, was perfect for the character. One of the most relatable things about Spider-Man for most people was that he was just a high school kid who also wound up with these powers. It brought back what was one of the most important aspects of the character in a wonderful way.

Michael Keaton also gives one of the best  villain performances in all of the MCU playing Vulture. He has reasonings that you can understand, and the PERFECT twist that caught everyone off guard during the first viewing.

Homecoming serves as both a beautiful coming of age story, as well as a wonderful superhero flick. Jon Watts’ first outing captured the different personalities that are Peter and Spider-Man, and how bad Peter wants to be more like Spider-Man; ultimately coming to terms that he is in fact Spider-Man. Tom Holland really proves to have the character down in both look and feel.