Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – Finally, A Good Spider-Man Film – ★★★★☆

I was initially horrified that Spider-Man was in captain america: civil war, and even after seen civil war, i still wasn’t sure. after so many spider-man films which just resulted in disappointment, i couldn’t bare seen another. But i did, with a friend who shared the same views. there were some scenes which didn’t make any sense what so ever but overall at the end of the film, my views had changed, i liked this adaption.
starring tom holland as a 15 year old spider-man who after being thrilled by his close encounter with the avengers wants more, but stark won’t budg. throughout the film he has to balance his life as spider-man and being a good student at his school. Robert downey Jr. stars as Iron man/tony stark for the seventh time in the marvel cinematic universe in just nine years. i think without the mcu, this would’ve been another fail, and without stark, it wouldn’t have worth either.

Much has been made of the injection of MCU characters into Spider-Man’s until-now hermetically sealed world. The makers of Homecoming had a tricky tightrope to walk: over-Marvel the pudding and it becomes another Avengers movie, but underdo it and it’s just another Spidey reboot. The balance is pretty much spot-on, with the familiar faces treated as sprinkles on the ice cream sundae. Robert Downey Jr. literally phones in most of his performance, but in the best possible way. And there is a recurring cameo from another superhero which gets progressively funnier as the film goes on. Peter Parker geeks out every time one of them swings into a scene. It’s likely you will, too.
There’s an understandable fatigue, a tiring sense of inevitability that greets the arrival of Spider-Man: Homecoming, from little-known director Jon Watts, but also something vaguely resembling hope, since it’s the first attempt that exists within Marvel’s cinematic universe. While its formula has recently showed some signs of rust, there is still a watchable slickness and an ambitious long-term strategy that bodes well for a reboot-free future for Peter Parker.

marvel has had a longstanding problem with its villains, each less compelling than the last, but the film’s handling of Vulture is one of its many masterstrokes. He’s given depth, humanity and moral ambiguity, a working-class grafter up against what he sees as Tony Stark’s careless elite. Civil War’s smartest idea was examining the damaging effect that the Avengers had on the world around them, and that theme is nicely built on here, class warfare serving as a subtle subtext to the film’s more literal conflicts. to add on to Michael keaton’s amazing performance, he is exactly the key component as much as spider-man because if vulture wasn’t in the film, i wouldn’t be praising this film as much.
onto the money. Spider-man: Homecoming is definitely going to be the biggest single character intro opening weekend in the mcu, but the question is how high will it fly? I estimate it will open to $107m DOMESTICALLY but that could be even conservative. it’s domestic run should be around $280m and internationally it should be around the $820M. As for how this film set’s up the Mcu, it doesn’t. this doesn’t mean anything for avengers: infinity war as we count down the films remaining until it comes out. next up, the big one. Thor: Ragnarok.

 

Rating: ★★★★☆
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