Arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer is Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. After appearing in last year’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’, this time this marks everybody’s favorite web slinger’s first solo film without a feature in the Marvel Universe. Currently, ‘The Avengers Tower’ is in the works with Iron Man set to play a mentoring role, while we get various Captain America cameos.
‘Spider-man: Homecoming’ starts off right after the events of ‘The Avengers’, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) is in post-battle clean up, scrambling around for materials left behind by the Chitauri aliens until Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) and his Department of Damage control come and sweep Toomes out of a job.”The world’s changing,” he states, followed by” It’s time we changed, too.”./ Fast forward 8 years later, Toomes becomes a weapons dealer who goes by the name of Vulture.
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is back in Queens and back to his regular life, after a weekend of fighting half the Avengers squad on a airport tarmac in Berlin. Parker had a taste of what it’s like to be a super hero but it’s back to the homework for now. Eventually an ATM robbery catches his eye puts him directly on Vulture’s radar.
The previous events that lead up to ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’ is very important such as Iron Man, who plays a good part in the film and doesn’t overstay his welcome thankfully. Spider-man continues to have a fun, especially as a 21 year-old playing Spidey you can imagine. He is impressively charming in his role; he could either be sweet and soft spoken or have a wild bursts of energy. The supporting cast is a diverse group of high school students and plays well with the modern vibe of the film. John Hughesian (Zendaya is great but the real takeaway is Jacob Batalon as best friend Ned steals the show. Michael Keaton is the villain and is an absolute hothead, but becomes truly more sinister as the film develops. With action scenes, such as when Spider-Man zips from one place to another with a thwack of his wrist as an example blend both fun, coolness and badassness together.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is directed by Jon Watts and he makes a movie that’s a fun film for the summer. Compared to past Spider-Man installments this take is more upbeat, filled with relentless fun that the others didn’t have. It’s just not funny where you chuckle in your head, but the jokes are laugh out loud comedy, we can thank the list of extensive writers that worked on this film who have also worked on stuff like: ‘Horrible Bosses’, ‘Community’, and ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’.
With Homecoming something feels younger and it takes a more street-level approach to aspects making it more relatable to audiences. Hailing from Asgardian heavans and touching a billion dollar tax bracket, there are moments that seem real like people would actually exist in a world filled with superheroes that you may pass on the street daily. I can’t speak on my favorite scene of the movie, because it’s best to watch this fantastic Marvel movie unspoiled. To wrap things up this movie is a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic universe, Spider-Man we missed you, welcome back.
Watch the trailer below and catch ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ when he slings his way into theaters July 7.