Spider-Man: Homecoming (Official Review)

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Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. – Sony Pictures Releasing

Spider-Man: Homecoming was another one of my most anticipated summer movies. After seeing it I can certainly say it deserved the spot. Spider-Man: Homecoming was spectacular, superior, sensational, and amazing. Seriously this movie was awesome, I loved every minute of it and really wanted to see it again before writing this but unfortunately I did not. Before seeing Homecoming,  Spider-Man 2 was my favorite Spider-Man movie and one of my all-time favorite superhero movies. Homecoming is definitely up there and may even beat out Spider-Man 2 as my favorite Spider-Man movie. I need to watch Homecoming a few more times before officially deciding.

Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, was directed by Jon Watts and written by John Francis Daley and Johnathan Goldstein. The movie looked good, the action was solid, the sets looked good. No complaints with the directing. The script was real tight, it was clever, fun, humorous and emotional and even had some surprises and twists. Tom Holland is the best Peter Parker/Spider-Man we’ve gotten in film. First of all he actually looks like a high school student. Secondly he is actually nerdy, goofy and awkward but when he throws that suit on he is quippy, funny and confident. In my opinion Tobey Maguire was a great Peter Parker and Andrew Garfield was a great Spider-Man. Tom Holland is great at both. Not only was Tom Holland great, the rest of the cast was too. Lots of laughs from Donald Glover (Aaron Davis), Zendaya (Michelle) and Jacob Batalon (Ned). Jon Favreau and RDJ were great as always. But Michael Keaton as the Vulture killed it. He was one of the best MCU villains in awhile, he was a regular guy and for the most part his villainous decisions made sense. He was absolutely terrifying. Keaton just seems to be real good at playing wing themed characters, Batman, Birdman and now the Vulture.

I may be fanboying too much over this movie but I really cannot stress how good it was. Spider-Man perfectly fits in the MCU. This movie felt so organic. Iron Man didn’t even distract from the film at all. This movie was definitely a Spider-Man movie. Of course there was some set up for the sequel and Avenger’s Infinity War but it all felt natural and wasn’t shoe horned in. I am very excited for the future of Spider-Man and the MCU. Thor Ragnarok is next and I can’t wait.

Spider-Man: Homecoming was comic accurate with some subtly modern changes while still being chock full of homages to the comics.

I give Spider-Man: Homecoming a 9.9 out of 10, would watch again, hopefully very soon.

“Yeah, Spider-Man!”

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