Review #8: Scoring the Home-run

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Directed by: Jon Watts
Released: July 2017 

Can’t you just be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

July 8th, 2017 07:42 IST

[Now that we’re down the rabbithole, let’s just go with this. Also, I watched the movie twice 😛 ]

mcu_spider_man_logo_by_momopjonny-da31t9iWhen I say that Spider-Man Homecoming is the best Spiderman movie, I am not kidding. The movie was so close to the comics yet so far.  The movie picks up after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Excpet the origins, we get the full story behind the teenaged Peter Parker and his evolution to everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spiderman. As promised in the trailer, the movie is packed with a lot of action. The story arc follows a teenage Peter Parker, a high school sophomore (played by an actor who does look like a High School student; yes, Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield don’t look as young). The movie includes Tony Stark and his bandwagon. For the first time in a Spiderman movie, I got the feeling that all the Marvel heroes belong to the same comic book Universe; as in, they coexist in the same setting. The writers picked the lesser known Vulture as the villain instead of the run-of-the-mill Green Goblin or Sandman. Although I was skeptical about this at first, I must say that it panned out very well. Kudos to the writers for constructing the brilliant story arc and kudos to Michael Keaton for rendering it perfectly. Also, there were two post credit scenes. DO NOT MISS THEM. I repeat, DO NOT MISS THEM. They may not make sense in the beginning but once you piece them together, you’ll see what Marvel is up to *wink* *wink*. Which Marvel feature is complete without a Stan Lee cameo? Albeit a bit bland, Stan Lee does make a cameo appearance in the movie, keeping up the tradition.

The main cast consists of Tom Holland [remember Spiderman from Captain America: Civil War? That guy 😛 😛 ], Michael Keaton [retro Batman ’cause it’s crossover time], Robert Downey Jr. [if I have to tell you who he is, you probably shouldn’t be here], Marisa Tomei [Ms Vito from My Cousin Vinny?] and Jon Favreau reprising his role as Happy Hogan from Iron Man (Tony Startk’s Head of Security aka his bodyguard). The explosive cast paired with the well written script results in a cocktail of Marvel’s magic. The movie is packed with equal parts of humor and action along with a small part of morals for the kids watching.788854.png


MY OVERALL TAKE AND FINAL OPINION

A little background first; I’m a big time DC fan but when it comes to the cinematic adaptations, I always prefer the Marvel movies because they are just sooo good. Summing up, I would like to say that Marvel has outdone itself and has now set the bar too high. I just hope they keep up the great work and don’t let us down in the upcoming movies. All Marvel movies require a teeny bit of background, and that still holds in this one. If you have watched Civil War, you are good to go. Do not miss the movie. Let me just say it one more time: DO NOT MISS THE POST CREDIT SCENES.

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