[SPOILERS] My Spider-Man: Homecoming Review!
I will not go into full detail to avoid completely spoiling the movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it but I will point out my favourite scenes etc.
I am a big fan of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man Trilogy, as probably most fans were. The first reboot (The Amazing Spider-Man) with Andrew Garfield was, in my opinion, a flop. The franchise only lasted two movies until Andrew Garfield left/was fired.
Both Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s version of Spider-Man were set in their own stand alone universe where there were no other superheroes, since Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man.
Now, Spider-Man is a part of the Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and there was another Spider-Man reboot, this time Tom Holland puts on the iconic red and blue suit.
We first saw him briefly in the 2016 movie, Captain America: Civil War, and it thankfully skipped the whole origin story.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is probably the best Spider-Man movie to date. Previously, 2004’s Spider-Man 2 was considered the best one.
We see Peter Parker struggle to balance being a high school student and being a superhero. Peter main focus is proving to Tony Stark/Iron Man that he has what it takes to be an Avenger.
I loved nearly everything about this movie, the way Tony is like a Father figure to Peter - at one point in the movie, Tony calls Peter to say well done for what he did in DC. Tony said his own Father never congratulated him and he wanted to break the cycle with Peter. Stark lectures Peter a few times throughout this movie, especially after The Vulture splits the ferry in half. An angry Tony takes Peter’s multi million, high tech suit off of him as a punishment.
Seeing Peter discover all the different modes and web shooter combinations his new suit has was very entertaining, especially his reaction to his “Insta Kill Mode”.
From the trailers, I expected to see a lot more of Tony Stark but unfortunately we only get a few scenes, which was disappointing because I wanted to see more of Tony and Peter bonding.
However, I did like that Peter took The Vulture down on his own, a few fans feared that Iron Man would take over the show and Peter would be some sort of sidekick.
My favourite part of this movie was when Peter arrived at Liz’s house and Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) answered the door, he is Liz’s Father. You could see the fear in Peter’s face. Toomes gives Peter and Liz a ride to Homecoming and after a while of talking between the three of them, Toomes realises Peter is Spider-Man and when they arrive at the school, Toomes asks to speak to Peter in private. This is when we get the line from the trailer, “I’ll kill you and everyone you love if you get in my way”. Obviously Peter doesn’t listen to his threat.
Apparently there were a few Easter Eggs in the movie but the only one I noticed is when Spider-Man is looking for The Vulture’s evil lair and questions Aaron Davis, who gives him the location because he doesn’t want The Vulture’s weapons in Queens since his nephew lives there and if you’re a big Spider-Man fan, you’ll know his nephew is Miles Morales also known as The Ultimate Spider-Man so that was a nod that Miles does exist in this universe.
I could write about this movie all day but I do not want to spoil this movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet. I highly recommend you watch it, if you haven’t already.
I give it 9 out of 10 since a lot of what we saw in the trailer didn’t make it into the movie, which made it feel a bit misleading and I was looking forward to seeing Iron Man and Spider-Man travel through New York City side by side.
Overall, Marvel and the cast did a good job and I look forward to future Spider-Man sequels.