When I was in the theater for Captain America: Civil War, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of our newest (and in my opinion best) Peter Parker. Ever since the memorable airport scene, Tom Holland has become a household name for Marvel fans. However, I firmly believe that Peter Parker is just the surface of what Holland has to offer the world.
First I will start with his portrayal of Peter Parker and Spider-Man. I have been a fan of Spider-Man since I was about five years old, meaning I have seen and understood in detail all of his cinematic portrayals. I grew up with Tobey, focused on Andrew, and pretty much finalized on Tom. So in other words, Tom Holland is my personal Spider-Man. I think that he perfectly combines the shy awkwardness we have come to associate with the cinematic Peter Parker as well as the intense desire to do good that we associate with Spider-Man. Tom is the most well rounded and full version of this character.
As for his other characters, I think he will become one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood for the foreseeable future. From 2004’s The Impossible to 2021’s Cherry (which you can find my full review of here) Tom brings an innocence matched with strength to every role he touches. Even in roles we don’t see him in such as 2020’s Dolittle and 2019’s Spies In Disguise his characters are always the ones that keep your heart going and give you a sense of emotional attachment to the film and its characters. Even in roles where we don’t get much time with him such as The Lost City of Z, you want nothing but mental and emotional satisfaction for his characters. He pulls viewers in and keeps them with him through all of his movies.
I think Tom Holland may be one of the most unique and important actors of our time. He appeals to audiences of all ages and demographics through roles we aim to be in the future and who we wish we had been in the past. His work is so important and he will continue to be a commonplace name in movie loving households for years to come. I can’t wait to see his next project because I truly believe the sky is the limit for my favorite web-slinger.