Spoiler for Spider-Man: No Coming Home
Do I even have to persuade you to watch this absolute gem of a movie? I don’t think I’ve read a single word of review regarding Tom Holland and – big spoiler alert to anyone who hasn’t been online since December – Andrew Garfield’s third Spider Man film. I have, however, read rumors about fake asses. And having had the pleasure of watching Andrew flash ass on screen seemingly every chance he gets, I’d say that while the actor Is boast a behind worthy of speculation, I believe him when he declared himself on Late Night with Seth Meyers be “unmodified”. Nice try to denigrate your competitors, Tom…
In what may be the greatest Spider Man movie of all time, Tom’s Peter Parker panics after his identity has been exposed to the world, and so, with the disgruntled help of Doctor Strange, he casts a spell to make everyone forget his secret identity. Of course, that plan goes awry when the spell sends a chilling signal to anyone in other universes – yes, we’re talking multiverse now, folks, carry on – who knows who Spider-Man is. This results in the return of many of my personal favorite villains from childhood, including the perpetually haunting Green Goblin of Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe. Fate also gives us the gift of finally seeing all three Spider-Man together. I do not have to know I needed to see Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire bro in their spider suits, but turns out I actually did!
Part of what makes Spider-Man: No Coming Home so compelling (despite being a Marvel movie) is that it feels like a redemption shot for Garfield, who had his time as Spider-Man criminally cut short. He laughs at himself, he laughs at being too old for his superhero duties, he has chemistry with Zendaya that should make little Tommy a little nervous (which is why you had to spill some talk so disparaging ASSdoubts, Tom?). He’s everything I loved him for as Peter Parker, and more, because it’s like being one of three versions of the same superhero really freed him up to put his own spin on the character. . Also, Andrew cracks Tobey’s back onscreen, for that alone you should watch this one. —Danica Creahan
Rent it on Prime Video.