Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

When it comes to the web slinger from Queens, we have seen him in many different forms. In the early 2000’s it was Toby Maguire who took on the mantel of spidey. This was the first time we had ever seen the web head on the big screen and it was great for its time. Some years later we were introduced to Andrew Garfield’s version of the hero in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. But for some reason, neither of these iterations of Peter Parker felt right to anyone. The fans wanted more, something true to the series, something that would blow them away. Well, after Marvel swiped the spider-man rights from Sony it seemed like our prayers were answered.

‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ introduces us to Tom Holland as a 15-year-old Peter Parker. Who after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is reeling from his time spent with his Avenger mentor Tony Stark. Craving more action but still in the process of learning about his powers and what it means to be a hero. Throughout the film, Peter desperately tries to prove to his mentor that he is ready to become an Avenger, ready to be a real hero and this causes him mess up and take on more than he can handle. Tom does a great job of portraying a kid in highschool, trying to survive and keep the secret of being spider-man from his Aunt May.

The film is funny, witty and full of great easter eggs hailing from the various comic books of the series. This cast is also what made the movie stand out from its predecessors. Michelle (played by Zendaya) was one of my favorite characters. Her sarcasm and general disdain for people and life gave the movie an extra comedic edge, Ned (Jacob Batalon) is Peter’s best friend who shares his secret and Liz (Laura Harrier) is Peter’s love interest, Marisa Tomei (Aunt May)  and of course, The Vulture (Michael Keaton) is the main villain.

Score: 8.5/10


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