Tom Holland’s Spiderman felt very authentic and fresh, which isn’t an easy feat after all the previous Spiderman films that were released in the past decade. Still, having a youthful 15 year old Spiderman breathed new life into the character and Holland performance is very believable. He perfectly embodies the teenage awkwardness that the role required and even added a healthy dose of comedic timing as well. This film did a good job of allowing the character to be a kid and make mistakes versus being bogged down by the same familiar origin story.
2) Michael Keaton’s Vulture:
The Vulture was probably one of the most intimidating Spidey villains seen on film. The pure girth of his mechanical wingspan felt so menacing and dominant, those glowing green eyes added a soulless feel to the character as well. Keaton puts on a great performance, his demeanor is perfect for the villain’s backstory as well. The character’s ability to fly also just presented a hefty problem for the wall-crawler and it made for some spectacular scenes--reaching altitudes that past Spidey films typically didn’t reach.
1) Spidey Suit:
Spiderman has always been portrayed as the poor superhero or a hero with minimal resources, Holland’s Spiderman doesn’t quite have that problem thanks to Tony Stark/Iron Man. This new wrinkle was a blast to see on screen, it gave Spidey a bit of a “utility belt” element that audiences loved. Also seeing Spiderman learn to use the suit more and more on the fly was very satisfying story arc. His excitement over the newly discovered features mirrored the audiences, and when he finally gets familiar with it is a sight to behold.