Thursday, July 6, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review

Tom Holland stars in Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Kid's Got a Future

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr..) Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Directed by Jon Watts.

Finally, a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man... and a director (Watts) smart enough to keep him there. Spider-Man: Homecoming could be the best reboot ever, thanks to an energetic/likable lead (Holland) diverse, equally winsome co-stars, humor, story and even a major twist or two. Watts resists the temptation to blow everything up, allowing smaller characters & moments (too numerous to mention) to shine. Its' appeal to younger audiences doesn't stop at the title, but there's enough Marvel familiarity to please everyone (including old guys like me.) I kept waiting for something bad to happen, but it never does. Close to perfect.

Grade: A