Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming


Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts

Stars: Tom HollandMichael KeatonRobert Downey Jr.

Genre: ActionAdventure

Rating: 4.5 stars



Peter Parker, mentored by Tony Stark, is a high school student in New York City. He’s young and discovering his powers which he can’t fully comprehend as a young man. Looking for balance between school and crime fighting as his alter ego Spider-Man a new threat emerges.

Homework can wait. The city can’t.

Spider-Man: Homecoming really did it. This movie can easily be described as a high school movie with a boy in it that has superpowers. But it is one of the best high school movies I have seen. The opening scene proves that this is a great movie and that Spider-Man really is a young guy. I think that’s the awesome thing about Spider-Man. He’s a very humanly superhero who anyone of us can relate to. The enthusiasm, the ignorance, not always being responsible…

Spider-Man 3We know Marvel puts a lot of humor in its films and Spider-Man is no exception. Humor is always a tricky thing, but in every Marvel film it works. They really know their way around with this kind of superhero-humor. Peter Parker and his sidekick Ned are a really funny duo to watch.

Perhaps the only criticism I have is the use of CGI. It could have been better. It didn’t bother me a lot during the film, but it should be better. Sometimes you could see the use of green screen.

I liked the villain, Vulture, in Spider-Man. He is not a man born with powers or has any powers by an odd accident. Michael Keaton does a great job portraying Vulture and is a worthy villain for Spider-Man to compete with.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man deserves to hold the title and wear the suit. He plays his role splendidly. Spider-Man is probably one of my favorite superheroes. From the first films until now, I am a true fan. Tom Holland might even make me a greater fan, because I love his way of filling in the role. Also, the movie doesn’t waste time at the story we all know where Spider-Man gets bitten by a spider.  Its mentioned, but that’s it. That might also be contributing to liking this film a lot.

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Recommended to: Marvel fans (of course), children, teenagers, well everyone I suppose. It’s just so much fun to watch.


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