2017 | Color | 2 Hr 13 Min | Action | PG-13 | Marvel
Director: Jon Watts
John Francis Daley
Robert Downey Jr.
Synopsis: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Holy crap is Michael Keaton bad ass! I don't remember a time yet where the villain was cooler than the superhero but Keaton's Vulture is reason alone to watch Spiderman Homecoming. And who can not say Tom Holland is the Ultimate Spiderman? This kid nails the part with perfection. And with the movie helmed by indie director Jan Watt's this movie is one hell of a fun ride.
We all love Sam Rami and Toby Maguire's Spiderman and cannot take away and the simple fact that movie started this whole superhero movie trend we are on now. Still, Disney needed their Spiderman to fit in with their universe. I admit it when the word was out of a new movie with this Tom Holland kid I was underwhelmed how could they make another Spidey without Raimi or Maguire? How could it possibly be any good? Well, I Can say I love when Hollywood proves me wrong! This movie blows me away, I love that it does not bog you down with all the details that everybody watching should already know but instead giving you a story of Peter and his struggles with School, Home, and his new powers. I'm also pretty sure when I read the comic books Holland's voice is what I heard in my head this kid is spot on.
And the tie-in story of the Vulture is perfect and played perfectly by Keeton. Honestly, he now ranks in my top five for Villians in a superhero flick. He looks the part he plays the part and you really forget that this guy once's was Beetlejuice. He just looks and feels bad ass and not to give anything away I felt uncomfortable sitting in the car with Peter and Liz on our way to the Prom! That my friends was a powerful scene thanks to Keeton.
From Spiderman to the city and all the special effect's in between the movie looks amazing with a score that pumps your heart into overdrive Spiderman Homecoming is the real deal. I guess I should be a little more careful as Spidey is my favorite hero and probably the one I read the most outside of Captin America and Sgt Rock to not be so gitty but dam! Look even if you have seen Rami's Spiderman you need to give this one your time as this really could be the best of all the Spiderman movies and that is really saying a lot!
The movie does have it's weak spots like Marisa Tomei and Jon Favreau who kind of drove me crazy when they where on screen. Tomei just does not cut it as Aunt May and well Favreau seemed like he did not care more like he should have been behind the camera. And I'm going to say it and all those Disney fans will get mad but why the heck is Zendaya playing a major role in this franchise was this to sell tickets to the younger audience? Only time will tell with her charter.
With a heartwarming cast, a super fun storyline and one of the best villains I have seen in a superhero movie Spiderman spins a web that your willing to cling to!
|4 Infinity Gauntlets out of 5|
And yeah Keatons charter has more balls then Thanos! (See More on Thanos here)