He's no longer the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Tom Holland's Spider-Man is most notably still trying to get his bearings.He is like a kid trying to learn how to drive; it requires a lot of trial-and-error, and he's not at the heights of his powers during his fight sequences. ) film that Spidey learned to hone his spider-sense. No matter, the legacy of Spider-Man and his web-slinging adventures have constantly found a place on the silver screen.There are a lot of factors that go into deciding who is the best, and what makes them special.Therefore, there is no denying that Tom Holland is absolutely the best high schooler of the bunch.He captures the uncertain, exuberant energy of the youthful character, with a boyish demeanor that makes it a lot more realistic that he is in high school (even though Holland is now in his early 20s).That helps make this version of Spider-Man more relatable, certainly, but it doesn't make him a great action star. Similar to Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland is allowed to be stealthier compared to Tobey Maguire.Watching him grow at a more gradual-yet-skillful pace makes some of the action scenes more rewarding when we know all the hard work that went into a big punch, for example.
He played the role the most, and he wasn't afraid to let things get goofier, weirder, and a little more sporadic.This version of MJ is notably weirder, more isolated and more dryly sarcastic.Whether or not these qualities try to mask her underlying teenager insecurities, it's clear this version of the character is more independent and less romantic than the previous Mary Jane, and that makes it harder for Peter Parker to win over her affections — even though they are friendly with one another.Thankfully, we're not quite there yet with Tom Holland, but we have seen the actor play this character five times in a four-year time span. And it makes one wonder if this version of the character will be stretched a little too thick for his own good?
Particularly since, as seen in the amusing but slighter standalone movies, the character arc feels less concise and more wide-spread. One wonders if maybe this character is losing his original purpose and what made him sing, i.e. No superhero is worth his salt if he can't hold his own in a fight, and it's critical to our appreciation of the character if he can defeat his foes.
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