Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is an Amazingly Spectacular Film!
Marvel fans all over the world are anxiously waiting to see how Marvel handled the new Spider-Man film, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sam Raimi made a couple of great Spider-Man films, Marc Webb made a couple of good to mediocre Spider-Man films, and now director Jon Watts had his shot with Spider-Man, and you’ll be happy to know that he and the team at Marvel and Sony made an amazing Spider-Man movie!
I loved everything that I saw in the trailers and seeing the full story all play out on the big screen was an absolute blast! There’s been a lot of footage and stuff released for the film, but there’s still so much that’s going to surprise fans! I’ve watching ever trailer and clip and have read ever rumor and spoiler that has been released, and knowing all that stuff still didn’t ruin the movie. Just a heads up, I’m not going to spoiler anything in this review.
I know a lot of fans were worried that this would be more of an Iron Man movie because he’s pretty much in every piece of marketing. I was actually worried about that myself, but you’ll be happy to know that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) isn’t in it that much. In fact, Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) has a bigger role in the film than Tony Stark! They almost show all of Iron Man’s scenes in the trailers.
There’s so much to love about this movie, and one of the things that stuck out for me most was Michael Keaton’s villainous character The Vulture. In my opinion, he is hands down the best villain introduced in the MCU so far. The character development was superb and he was a villain that audiences will be able to relate to. Spider-Man: Homecoming was very much a movie about the villain, the story revolved around The Vulture just as much as Spider-Man, which is one of the things that made this movie so special and unique compared to the other Marvel films.
I also have to say how much I loved Tom Holland as Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He fit the role perfectly and he is my favorite version of Spider-Man. He was just so freakin’ charming and likable in the role! He has a wild and crazy young energy about him that the other actors just weren’t able to capture and it’s exactly what Spider-Man needed. Don’t get me wrong, I actually loved what Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield brought to the character, but Holland just owned it in a way that they couldn’t.
As you know, a movie is only as good as the story that it tells and the script that was written for it, and the story for Spider-Man: Homecoming was spectacular. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley did a fantastic job crafting the script and director Jon Watts perfectly brought that story to life on the big screen. The movie was filled with great drama, comedy, emotion, action, and thrills. There were some extremely intense moments in the movie and some of those moments didn’t include any action. They were just awesomely played out scenes between Holland and Keaton. Those two had such a great dynamic in the film and I was surprised to see how their story played out.
The action was incredible as well! There were some wickedly fun action sequences. Many of them were teased in the trailers, but seeing them how they fully play out on the big screen is extremely fun. I especially enjoyed the climactic battle between Vulture and Spider-Man. There is one scene leading up to that final battle that really moved me. I won’t say what it is, but it came right out of the comic books and it was filled with so much emotion. Damn… it was such a powerful scene!
One other aspect of the film that I wanted to talk about was the John Hughes influence. We’ve heard time and time again of how this movie was inspired by the high school films of John Hughes and it totally is! Hughes’ finger prints are all over certain aspects of this movie and I loved that about it. I’m a huge fan of the films Hughes has made and seeing his style brought to a comic book film like Spider-Man just took the film to a brilliantly charming new level.
Believe the hype my friends! Spider-Man: Homecoming is as amazing as everyone says it is! You’re gonna love it!