I love Spider-Man. I’ve even read Spider-Man comics. I just watched the latest Spider-Man movie–and in preparation for that, I watched all the other Spider-Man movies that came before it (except for Into the Spider Verse and Spider-Man, since I had watched those fairly recently).
Spider-Man: Great origin story. It started everything.
Spider-Man 2: This is just about perfection in a movie.
Spider-Man 3: It’s not that horrible. But it’s like the characters and plot sort of forgot who they were.
Amazing Spider-Man: This was so much better than I remembered. I loved the quiet, awkward Peter Parker and his relationship with Gwen Stacey.
Amazing Spider-Man 2: There were so many good moments in this movie–a good mix of funny and tragic and strong characters. Very underrated.
Spider-Man Homecoming: I like young Spider-Man. High tension in this, and I felt more emotionally invested. But Spider-Man was sort of stupid–but he kept trying.
Spider-Man Far From Home: Honestly, the plot is a bit off for me if I think about it for very long, but there are some really good scenes throughout and sometimes it was very funny.
Into the Spider-Verse: I always forget about this because it’s animated and doesn’t feel like it’s in the same category. But it’s really, really good.
Spider-Man No Way Home: Absolutely amazing, but only if you have watched all the previous movies and love Spider-Man. Which I do. Really good payoffs and so enjoyable.
I do have a top three:
- Spider-Man No Way Home, not because it’s perfect, because it was so exciting. I want to watch this again. And again.
- Spider-Man 2, because it was perfect.
- Into the Spider Verse, because it was also perfect.
And then it gets muddled in the middle. I like parts of all of the rest of the movies a lot, but I also don’t like parts of these movies. Maybe: Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man Homecoming, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man Far From Home. And my least favorite is Spider-Man 3.
I spent way too much time thinking about this.