From start to finish with this film, I loved just about every element: the plot, the characters, the dialogue, the cinematography, the action sequences, the moral of the story and more. I wish every superhero big picture could be this good all of the time.
Trapped in a Web of Excellence
Spider-Man may be my favorite Marvel superhero out there. However, his track record for past movies has plenty of hits and misses (a particular third movie in a certain trilogy still bothers me to this day). Fortunately, Spider-Man: Homecoming now sets an amazingly high bar for everyone’s favorite web-slinging guy in red-and-blue tights.
British actor Tom Holland does an incredible job of making this depiction of Peter Parker/Spider-Man his own. This version of one of the most famous and iconic superheroes in existence is both familiar yet fresh at the same time. Holland puts forth a brilliant performance, to the point where you are rooting for him every step of the way.
Not to mention, for me anyway, I loved how Holland brought Spider-Man’s signature wit and charisma to the table. After all, Spider-Man: Homecoming is an attempt at rebooting this hero for the Marvel universe.
Swing into a Nearby Theater to See This Movie – Now!
I could probably gush a lot more about Spider-Man: Homecoming. To say it is just spectacular would be an understatement. But don’t take my word for it.
Like I said, believe the hype. Other superhero films wish they could be HALF this good.
I hope this is the new gold standard for superhero flicks from here on out.
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