Phil’s Best To Worst: Spider-Man Movies
In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review) breaks down a film related subject in order of his own personal enjoyment from Best To Worst. This time out: Spider-Man films!
Best: Spider-Man 2
Easily the best Spiderman film, introducing Doctor Octopus and with both Rami and McGuire a bit more free in their roles. Which means Rami gets to add an element of Evil Dead to the visuals and no film has ever been worse for that.
2. Spider-Man HomeComing
MCU Spiderman almost (almost!) takes the crown here on his first full length story – Keaton is superb as the Vulture but it’s Holland’s film and he runs with it. A great MCU film and even better a great Spiderman film.
Still years on the relationship between Parker, MJ & Spiderman remains strong, with a origin story we weren’t yet bored of so expertly handled. A great film.
3. Captain America: Civil War
Okay so STRICTLY not a Spiderman film as he only appears in it but Tom Holland’s Spiderman debut steals the show as was SO memorable it became almost the sole topic of conversation when leaving the film.
4. The Amazing Spider-Man
Rebooted with Andrew Garfield, it’s actually not a terrible film. It’s just a bit pointless. It also suffers from a really weak villain in The Lizard and far too much CGI. That said it DOES feature one of the best Stan Lee cameos ever!
5. Spider-Man 3
Emo Spiderman. A bored MJ. A host of sub plots that don’t work. A villain you don’t care about. And Sam Rami forced to include a character he hated in Venom. It’s just a mess and not a fun one at that.
Worst : The Amazing Spiderman 2
It’s not that The Amazing Spiderman 2 is bad, it’s just boring. So boring that as I wrote this I cant remember much about it, Too much CGI, Garfield looks far too old to be playing the role as it’s written and a central relationship you just don’t care about.