Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review

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Disappointed FEELS too strong a word to describe what I felt after walking out of this theater, but unfortunately, it is an accurate description. Of all the talk about Tom Holland being the best Spiderman yet and this movie being a reawakening for the MCU, I was expecting my jaw to drop at least a little bit. Now, don’t mistake me, this is by no means a cut at the sake of Tom Holland, Holland is a brilliant Spiderman who plays a younger and more true to form Spidey than we have ever seen on the screen. The movie however, and the directions that they decided to take it in are where my gripes come from… I appreciate the fact that this is not an origin story, I would not have walked into a theater for a THIRD Spiderman origin story in 15 years. But, I would like to point something out… Remember in the original Spiderman movie (the movie of which I hold every Spiderman movie up to) when there is a montage of Peter Parker coming in to his own as Spiderman over a few months or more? That’s what this movie is. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a movie about Spiderman coming in to his own as a hero that, in my (not so) professional opinion, was done in just an incredibly boring manner. For one, we never see a struggle between being Peter and being Spidey that has always plagued our beloved super hero. We never see uncle Ben die, or hear much of it. We never see him NOT as Spiderman and its difficult to know what his drive and motivation to BE Spiderman is… Also, his relationship with Liz, though more true to high school romances, is also quite bleak and goes nowhere… His suit, which has received mixed reviews, I’m actually on the negative side of. At first it was cool, however once he “unlocked” all of its abilities I feel it took away from him as Spiderman rather than adding to him. Without his spidey-senses, and with this suit, it basically makes it so that anyone could be Spiderman, and, in my opinion, makes him closer to Iron Man than a true Spiderman. But, with a suit of this stature and a villian like Micheal Keaton, you would think there would be loads of action, right? Wrong! Like, thirty minutes of action! So disappointing… I don’t do star ratings, but out of the six Spiderman movies we have now it falls somewhere around the same lines of the first Amazing Spiderman film.

3 thoughts on “Spider-Man: Homecoming movie review

  1. Agree with you man. I was let down too. To me, if we’re watching Spider-Man learn how to be a hero for the first time, then it’s an origin story just without the spider bite scene.

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  2. I saw Spider-man: Homecoming twice (don’t hate me). I loved it. I thought Tom Holland was better than Toby Maguire; I’m a big Spidey fan but didn’t make it past the first Maguire movie. The suit didn’t bother me. While I agree it made him more like Iron Man when he wore it, the movie proves that he’s still Spider-man without the suit. After all, he defeats Vulture without the suit. It’s interesting how everyone has a different take on things. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I kind of feel it is time for them to let Spiderman go and stop reimagining/rebooting/rewhatevering that they are doing. At least let him have a ten year break before the next film and focus on the thousands of other heroes you could use to tell more or less the same story.

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