Thoughts on Spider-man: Homecoming…
When I heard that my favourite superhero of all time was going to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was…a little skeptical. As much as I love the web-slinger, I will admit that he’s not the physically strongest of crime fighters, so it was hard to picture him fighting alongside the Avengers. That was my first impression, but thankfully the producers at Marvel were aware of this, so they wrote Spidey’s latest version in such a way that he’s young, inexperienced, reckless, and has to prove himself worthy of his aspirations, even when it looks like all may be lost…kinda like Thor in his first movie (god damn it, Marvel, stop recycling plots!) Well, all lack of originality aside, this was a very fun Spider-man film, and was everything a good Spider-man film should be. It’s great to watch him swing around and kick ass, I really felt for Peter Parker when he was in a tough emotional bind, the story was well-paced with a good flow to it, and the villain was phenomenally-done, both by Spidey standards and MCU standards. @michaelkeatondouglas as the Vulture is realistic and relatable while also very threatening.
There were also a ton of jokes around how teenagers would act in a world where aliens and superheroes are real, and they worked very well. @tomholland2013 and the rest of the diverse cast were amazing, and to everyone who was worried about Iron Man dominating the whole film, have no fear. He only has about 5 minutes of screen time within two hours.
Lastly, I would like to point out that this adaptation of Peter Parker was only 15 years old, the same age I was when Spider-man became my favourite superhero. That felt really special.
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