Jon Watt’s Spider-Man trilogy movie review (needs update)

1. Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Director: Jon Watts
  • With: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Toni Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Jennifer Connelly
  • Music by: Michael Giacchino
  • Duration: 2h13
  • Studio: Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures
  • Based upon the Marvel comics
  • My rating: 9/10
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: yes
Spider-Man: Homecoming


A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero Spider-Man. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.


Spider-Man meets Vulture and Shocker!

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man was first introduced in MCU’s Captain America: Civil War, where he got to fight with Iron Man (Tony Stark) and against Captain America (Steve Rogers).

This movie picks up right after those events and it is the first of the new Spider-Man’s solo adventures, although helped by Tony Stark and Happy Hogan. Stark helps Peter Parker with a new suit, that plays a huge part in this movie (and the entire new trilogy)

To be rewatched and reviewed!

2. Spider-Man: Far from Home

  • Director: Jon Watts
  • With: Tom Holland, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllengaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, J.K. Simmons, Toni Revolori
  • Music by: Michael Giacchino
  • Duration: 2h09
  • Studio: Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures
  • Based upon the comics published by Marvel
  • My rating: 8,5/10
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: yes
Spider-Man: Far from Home


Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.


Spider-Man meets Mysterio!

To be rewatched and reviewed

3. Spider-Man: No way Home

  • Director: Jon Watts
  • With: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Rhys Ifans, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jon Favreau, Charlie Cox, Benedict Wong, Toni Revolori, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons, Martin Starr, Thomas Haden Church
  • Music by: Michael Giacchino
  • Duration: 2h23
  • Studio: Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures
  • Based upon the comics published by Marvel
  • My rating:
  • Mid- or post-credit scene: yes
Spider-Man: No way Home


With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.


Spider-Man meets… spoilers ahead below!

Best Spider-Man movie ever! No kidding! This is a culmination of all previous movies stuffed into two and a half hours of fun, magic, villains, emotions and fights!

This will be a spoiler filled review, btw! So if you haven’t seen this movie yet, please stop reading now! ✋ 🛑

This movie picks right up where the previous Spider-Man movie stopped, with J. Jonah Jameson calling out the real identity of Spider-Man, with the help of Mysterio aka Quentin Beck (played by Gyllenhaal). Peter and MJ need to flee the crowd and end up with Aunt May and Happy in jail. With the help of his blind attorney, Matt Murdock (reprised role by Charlie Cox) he’s freed of all charges but the public opinion stays and there are two camps: the supporters and those that think Spider-Man is a vigilante and a criminal. (the way this is portrayed in the movie reminisces so much to the recent reactions on pandemic rules)

Peter visits Doctor Stephen Strange in the Sanctum Sanctorum, 177A Bleecker Street, to ask his friend to make people forget him being the wallcrawler. But when Strange casts the spell, something goes wrong because Peter interupts him and changes the spell constantly. Strange manages to contain the spell but he has opened a portal to different universes.

When Parker goes to the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, where the administrator for MIT is on her way to the airport, to go plead for Ned and MJ’s admittance in MIT, his spider senses go awry and a fight ensues with Doc Ock, who was torn from his universe (the Raimi-verse) shortly before he would drown with his machine (as seen in Spider-Man 2)! During the fight, in which he thinks he’s fighting ‘his’ Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) he gets Stark’s nano-tech from Spidey’s suit and his metal arms take it over. But Peter manages to win the fight, only to see an orb thrown followed by an explosion and a cackling laugh… The Green Goblin has arrived in the MCU!

Eventually, Doctor Strange manages to capture Doc Ock in a prison underneath the Sanctorum and asks Peter’s help to look for others that crossed universes. Peter enlists the help of Ned and MJ. Strange himself has already caught the Lizard.

Next to cross to this universe are Sandman (Flint Marko) and Elektro (Max Dillon). Those are put into the prison as well. And eventually Norman Osborn will end up there us well, after a call from Aunt May.

When Peter hears that some of them die in their universes, he asks Strange to help them before they are put back in their own universe and avoid them being killed. But Strange won’t listen and is ready to put them back, because it’s their fate to die.

Peter Parker manages to steal the box, with the contained spell in it, and flees the Sanctorum, chased by Strange. They end up in the Mirror Dimension and fight for the box, until Peter escapes and imprisons Strange in the Dimension.

With help from May and the prisoners, they look for cures for each of them. But then Norman turns into the Goblin again and mayhem follows. An unfortunate death and five outer-universe villains on the loose, Peter has to look for help. Only help comes his way.

Suddenly we have three Peter Parkers, three Spider-Men (Maguire and Garfield pick up their mantle again and during a few funny scenes we get to know what happened to them after the events of their own adventures)

Ultimately we get one huge battle between the three Parkers and the villains. Elektro (now charged by Stark’s Arc Reactor), Sandman, The Lizard, Otto Octavius and eventually the worst of them, The Green Goblin!

Strange escapes the Mirror Dimension, with help from Ned (is he a wizard too?) and needs all his power to close the universes, to make sure no one else escapes into their world. (we see Scorpion, Rhino and Kraven, the Hunter in the skies – characters we will definitely see more of in the Sony-verse of Spider-Man, after Madam Web, Morbius & Venom)

The mid-credit scene of this movie, offers us another connection to another univers, the one with Venom (Tom Hardy) unfortunately he didn’t get any battle or fight scenes in this movie. But it’s great to see that all has come together. And the little mid-credit scene might open up a new villain for an upcoming Spider-Man movie!

This was such a great movie, a great call back to the previous ones! It’s so good to see the links, the storylines told, the redemption a certain Spidey gets and the possibilities for more of them. And we even got a little glimpse, a nod, to Miles Morales (via Elektro’s comment)

If you haven’t watched this one yet, make sure you do! This is a fan favourite and will be very hard to beat in future instalments!


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