My Ranking of all the Spider-Man movies!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a ranking on something. And with the direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going, and with the added rumor of a new trailer for “Spider-Man: Long Way Home” coming soon, I’d thought that a ranking of the previous movies is in order! (Luckily, this list won’t be as long as my Batman movie ranking!) As always, we start with the worst to the best in the rankings list. So, with that in mind, here we go!
Spider-Man: Far From Home
I’m gonna be straight with you guys; I don’t like the MCU version of Spider-Man. Not that I don’t like Tom Holland as an actor. He’s actually a great actor, and he makes the material work for him. The main issue is that instead of being Spider-Man, he feels more like Iron Man Jr. Through the course of two movies, this version of Peter is constantly worrying about Tony Stark’s legacy and what would Tony do rather than what would Spider-Man do. Plus, the villain Mysterio was just another disgruntled Stark employee. The visuals were great, and Holland and Zendaya have some great chemistry, but that’s pretty much it for me.
Most of the reasons why I hate Far From Home still stand for Homecoming. However, they’re some good things about Homecoming which I do like. Michael Keaton as The Vulture was one of the best and most relatable villains in the MCU. All he wanted was to provide a better lifestyle for his wife and daughter. And that scene where Vulture is in the same car with Peter, realizing that his daughter’s date is actually Spider-Man? Genius. Plus, the scene where Peter is trapped in the rubble and must motivate himself to get out? Straight from the comics! My final diamond in this rough movie is when Tony lectures Peter about being a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man
After the Sam Rami trilogy, Sony wanted to go back to basics and tell a more “realistic” Spider-Man movie, with some backstory about Peter’s parents being secret spies. While I’m of the mind that actor Toby Maguire is the best Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield is the best live-action Spider-Man! His jokes land and don’t feel forced, his suit looks like something Nike would make, and he really doesn’t become Spider-Man until over half the film, when he saves a little boy from a car accident. Before, he was just on a quest for revenge to catch Uncle Ben’s killer. But, putting his life on the line to do what Uncle Ben was trying to tell him earlier, just feels more earned. The Lizard was ok, I guess. And you can clearly tell that this short-lived franchise was going for the “Sinister Six” story. But Sony and Disney came to some sort of deal, so that’s dead.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Ok, you know the saying, “Too many cooks in the kitchen”? Well, this movie has too many villains in the story. Not only do we have Jamie Foxx as Electro, but we also must deal with Peter’s friend Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin, and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino, AND we still have a whole underused backstory about Peter’s spy parents AND another setup for the “Sinister Six” arc. However, not only did we get an EPIC musical score from Hans Zimmer, but we finally got a comic-book accurate suit! Plus, this may be the best “well-acted” Spider-Man movie, especially with the death of Gwen Stacy happening just like the comics.