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Spider-Man: Homecoming: The greatest Spider-Man scenes so far


With Tom Holland strapping on the spidey suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming, we take a look back at five of the webbed wonder's best scenes.

Best Fight: The train fight in Spider-Man 2 (2004)

This is the trickiest category as there is such an embarrassment of riches to choose from. But who could forget the big fight on, in and around a speeding commuter train between Spidey and Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2?

Sure, CGI has moved on a bit since 2004, but this is not just a brilliantly choreographed punch-up, but also sets in train (sorry) a sequence of events that leads to a heart-pounding climax. Our hero has to use both brain and superpowers to prevent the choo-choo careering catastrophically off the end of the line, while simultaneously dealing with sarky passengers ("Any more bright ideas?").

Funniest Scene: The car thief in The Amazing Spider Man (2012)

When you think back on the series, there's actually been a remarkable amount of humour along the way. Remember Tobey Maguire struggling to harness his new powers in Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man? Priceless.

But we're going to go with this witty scene in which cocky Andrew Garfield humiliates a car thief. "If you're going to steal cars, don't dress like a car thief, man," he advises. Best bit? When he cowers in mock-terror after the petty criminal produces a weapon: "Is that a knife? My weakness - it's small knives!" 

Best Cameo: Stan Lee in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

You can't keep Marvel legend Stan Lee off the screen. But this was by far his best – and funniest – cameo. While Spidey and the Lizard destroy the school library, Stan just sits there listening to music on his headphones – completely oblivious to the carnage taking place in the background.

Most Romantic Scene: That Upside-down Kiss in Spider-Man (2002)

Awww. It's not all about battling foes, y'know.

One of the Spider-Man movies' most memorable scenes is the simple but effective moment when Tobey Maguire's Spidey and Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson enjoy their first kiss. In the rain. Upside down. Mind you, our hero had just saved her life by beating the crap out of a bunch of pursuing goons, so it ain't all lovey-dovey.

Most Daring Moment: Gwen Stacy dies in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

It's a story arc in the comic books, of course, but no less shocking when we see it on screen.

Sam Raimi bottled out at the end of the first Spider-Man movie, when Spidey saved his girlfriend - here named Mary Jane Watson - during his fight with the Green Goblin. But Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man sequel depicts the Goblin dropping Gwen from a clock tower. Spidey shoots a web to save her, but her descent is too rapid and she cracks her head on the ground, dying instantly.

It's easily one of the most jaw-dropping Spider-Man moments ever put on screen, reminding us that the webbed wonder cannot always save the day.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is out now.

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