The third entry in the Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man franchise for the MCU may be the best and most ambitious yet, but much of that has to do with the fact of how cleverly it integrates the Sam Raimi (’02, ’04, and d ’07), and Marc Webb (’12 and ’14) iterations into the fold. Sure, Holland and Zendaya are still front and center (with the help of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange), but it’s the fresh (old) faces, including Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, and Willem Dafoe, that make it stand out in the ever-crowded sea of superhero stuff.

4/5 stars