Spider-Man Comes Home
One of the biggest surprises in the past few years has been the accouncement of Sony and Marvel joining forces to bring Spider-Man to the MCU. This announcement was immediately met with praise and excitement. The excitement only grew as the arrival of Spidey came in Captain America: Civil War. In a movie that had so many standout moments, the debut of Spider-Man topped them all. With so much hype build up does Spider-Man Homecoming live up to it?
The short answer to that is yes. Spider-Man Homecoming is the best Spider-Man movie since 2. What Homecoming does better than any other Spider-Man movie is make Peter Parker feel like a kid. He deals with everyday teen problems. From dealing with bullies, seeking his mentors approval and of course trying to get the girl. Homecoming is as much as a Teen comedy as it is a Superhero movie.
Another great thing about Homecoming is the great job they did creating the feel of New York. It feels like a living breathing city as the city is as much of a character as Peter himself. The supporting cast is great as well with many surprises and callbacks to the previous Marvel movies. Homecoming blends so well with the MCU it feels like it was always planned.
One of the few missteps the movie has is their portrayal o the Vulture. While Michael Keaton did a great job playing the character there was on enough meat on the bone for the character. His motivations for what he dones and why he does it is never really clear and not very well explained. It’s almost reminds of the cartoon series in the sense where the villains are just bad to be a foil to Spidey and not really to enhance the story.
Overall Homecoming is a great first step in what will most likely be a trilogy. It’s also one of the best portrayal of Spider-Man in any media. It is also a film that shouldn’t be missed.
Score: 9.0 out of 10
P.S. Make sure watch both end credit scenes.