Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.
After the recent disaster of the rebooted "Amazing-Spiderman" series, I kind of lost all hope in this franchise even though I love the original 2 movies. However, when I heard Marvel Studios was going to take on this 3rd reboot and it would be one without uncle Ben, I actually started to get excited again. When we saw Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War, my excitement skyrocketed and ultimately, the hype delivered as Spider-Man: Homecoming was a blast to watch from start to finish. Tom Holland stars as the titular hero and brings back all the fun and quirkiness that the hero lost in the recent iteration. All the other cast members including Robert Downey Jr. put up a good performance. However, don't expect a large role from Tony Stark as he is mostly just a supporting character, as he should be in a Spiderman movie. The coming of age story is a nice change of pace from all the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and I felt like they portrayed the difficulty of being a superhero in school very well. Even the villain was engaging and had a good motivation for what he was doing, which is still a rarity in the MCU. All in all, I would recommend "Spider-Man: Homecoming" to everybody who is even remotely a fan of the superhero genre.
Following the recent "Spiderman" reboots I did not have too many expectations for "Homecoming", even though I did have faith in Marvel being able to pull it off better than Sony did. After seeing it in the theater I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised as it ended up being very enjoyable and fun, as a Spiderman movie should be. The film is packed with a good amount of Peter Parker humor, which works great, and they switch it up with seriousness and action at the right time. Furthermore, the villain is definitely one of the more compelling and well thought out ones than what we have seen in most of the preceding Marvel films. It is probably the first time I was actually able to somewhat relate to and feel for the "bad guy" and this gives the movie quite a different dynamic. Lastly, I just want to point out I am happy they were able to keep the focus on Spiderman as I was a little afraid it would come out to be a "Tony Stark featuring Peter Parker" film. In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed "Spiderman: Homecoming" and you should too.
"Spiderman: Homecoming" is already the 3rd reboot of the Spiderman franchise in the past 15 years, but this is a necessary step to restore the famous superhero to its former glory. This time around it is Marvel Studios taking on the reboot and while we say reboot, don't expect the old "Uncle Ben" backstory as that one is finally behind us. The plot is fairly straight forward but very enjoyable all around with a good combination of action and humor. Furthermore, "The Vulture" portrayed by Michael Keaton made for a compelling villain who was surprisingly menacing and truly one of the best and more refined Marvel villains in recent memory. Before the release, some were worried "Homecoming" would become an Iron Man show featuring Spiderman, but we are glad this isn't the case as Robert Downey Jr did not overshadow the rest of the cast and only played a supporting role in the film. On a closing note, we would like to tell you Tom Holland might be the best Spiderman yet and if you are still dwelling on those old "Spiderman" memories you should definitely give "Spiderman: Homecoming" a shot.