‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review

Disclaimer: This review is coming from a MASSIVE Spider-Man fan. Growing up, Spider-man was my guy. And to this day, he’s still my guy. Obviously I was immensely excited to see this film because, as a lot of my friends will tell you, I’m not a huge fan of both the “Amazing Spider-Man” films that came out a few years ago. I actually hate them. Don’t get me started. So I was hoping to get another Spider-Man movie that was as great as Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 2. And I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed this movie quite a bit. There is a lot to love about Spider-Man: Homecoming. First off, our new Spider-Man, Tom Holland, might be the best….ever. Whenever I argue who was the best web-head out of Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, i always sway towards the argument that they were both good at playing one half of the character. Maguire nailed the Peter Parker side, and was okay at Spider-Man. In my opinion, Andrew Garfield was terrible at Peter Parker, while being good at the Spider-Man persona. Tom Holland is exceptional at both. He nailed the nerdy, good-hearted kid aspect of Peter Parker while also being badass and having a quick wit humor to him as Spider-Man. I think he’s a true movie star and we are going to see a lot more of him. Michael Keaton as the villain, Vulture, was fantastic as well. Definitely one of the best Marvel villains in a while because as an audience member you understand where Vulture is coming from. He’s not just this mustache twirling villain that we are used to seeing in the MCU. Peter’s best friend in the movie, Ned is also a stand out here. Another thing to love about this film, is the comedy. This movie is truly funny. You come to expect that from Marvel movies at this point. But the thing that I loved the most about this movie is the high school comedy/coming of age film quality that this movie had. It really felt like a John Hughes style comedy at points and I loved it for that. There are a lot of surprises in this movie that if you’re a Spider-Man fan you will really enjoy. To some of the things I didn’t enjoy in this movie, for one there are aspects of the spidey suit that I really liked and there were some I did not. Without spoiling anything, the suit at times felt like an Iron Man suit more that a spidey suit. You might enjoy it but I wasn’t the biggest fan of some of the aspects. My last negative is some of the action scenes, while still entertaining, I felt was missing an intensity. The first 2 Spider-Man films by Sam Rami’s action scenes had a sense of urgency and intensity that I think director Jon Watts missed. And there were a couple of jokes that didn’t land for me. Overall I had a goddamn blast with this movie. I was so happy to be coming out of a Spider-Man movie overjoyed of how great it was. That hasn’t happened to me since 2004 with Spider-Man 2. This movie is a great tie in with other MCU films and I am so excited to see Spider-Man in more Marvel films!

8.5/10

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