Spider-Man may have been the most controversial addition to “Captain America: Civil War.” With audiences already jaded by the third reboot in less than 15 years, they were quick to criticize the web-slinger when the trailer came out. However, that didn’t keep them from going to see the new movie. Audiences revealed their real feelings on Twitter, and they didn’t hold back.
Civil War was pretty fantastic. Amazing action sequences. Great pacing and most importantly a perfect Spider-Man. Can't wait to see it again
— Jesse Cornaglia (@Jesse_Cornaglia) May 6, 2016
Tom Holland is already my favorite onscreen Spider-Man
— James Tynion IV (@JamesTheFourth) May 6, 2016
I haven't talked about Tom Holland's Spider-Man. I don't think it's overstating things to say it; that kid has rescued that franchise.
— Andrew Wheeler (@Wheeler) May 6, 2016
It looks like moviegoers have overwhelmingly positive things to say about the new Spider-Man. Some of the most common compliments were about how the character was very true to the comics. At 19 years old, Tom Holland is a more youthful Peter Parker than previous incarnations. He seems just as insecure as a teen superhero should be, and he has a great sense of humor.
[SPOILER ALERT: Details about Spidey’s part in “Captain America: Civil War” are below.]
Spider-Man’s youth is emphasized in “Civil War.” From double-checking with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) about what he’s supposed to do, to needing his Aunt May ( Marisa Tomei) to get him an ice pack, it’s clear that Peter is still a boy. Even Captain America (Steve Rogers) questions his age. As previously reported, that was exactly what Holland wanted to accomplish.
“I think our main difference is trying to make Peter feel like a kid and in the film you see a kid reacting to meeting the Avengers for the first time,” Holland told HeyUGuys last month. “I think that’s one of the things people love about these films is seeing real life occurrences happen in these crazy films and that’s exactly what happens to Peter in his house.”
But the new Spider-Man is also smart and ambitious. Aunt May believes it’s entirely possible Tony would show up on their doorstep because Peter won a grant for something. He admits to dumpster diving for computers to work with. He is clearly driven and motivated. When Tony pulls him out of the fight, his first instinct is not to quit. Despite not being the main focus of the movie, directors Joe and Anthony Russo managed to make a solid character that people really seem to love. Judging from Twitter, it looks like plenty of people will line up to see “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017.
— Sleepy Carl (@GaaabeM) May 6, 2016
The best part about Captain America Civil War was Spider Man. He was absolutely precious.
— Kacey Yates (@Just__in__Kace) May 6, 2016
Civil War should win an Oscar for making me excited about another Spider-Man reboot.
— Joey (@scotchka) May 6, 2016
Best Peter Parker on film hands down! Thank you Disney for saving Spider Man
— Kenny (@unrooolie) May 6, 2016
Spider-Man was actually Spider-Man.
Black Panther was amazing.
Paul Rudd can do anything.
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) May 6, 2016
Ant man and Spider man were the best parts of civil war.
Man thats a weird sentence
— Geersart (@GeersArt) May 6, 2016
Though no matter what, not everyone will agree with the majority. A few people were vocal about their dislike for the new Spider-Man.
— Andrew Dyce (@andrewbdyce) May 6, 2016
Spider Man in the new Captain America is awful. but the rest of the movie was AMAZING!
— Matthew Stasiewski (@TheClassicSTAZ) May 6, 2016
I HATE TOM HOLLAND AS SPIDER-MAN
— Chelsea Dagger (@jordanwhoreshit) May 6, 2016
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters July 6, 2017.