MJ’s affection. Despite the clear 80’s inspiration, Jon Watts avoids outdated teen rom

We follow Peter and his classmates in goofy relationship subplots reminiscent of John Hughes, including Peter competing against another student for MJ’s affection. Despite the clear 80’s inspiration, Jon Watts avoids outdated teen rom-com tropes, applying strong narrative choices that tie into the core Marvel loop of saving the world whilst maintaining the humorous and heartfelt qualities.Samuel L Jackson lends the film gravitas and Holland continues to be the greatest live-action Spider-Man we’ve had thus far, deftly balancing the awkwardness of Peter Parker with the shrewdness of Spider-Man and the struggle with self-confidence in both, having already killed off our memory of Andrew Garfield and surely winning over Tobey Maguire purists by now.And finally, the first post-credit scene is mind-blowing.