Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
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What a waste of my time!!!
everything you have heard about this movie is true.
Entertaining from beginning to end, it maintains the spirit of the franchise while establishing it's own seal with a fun cast
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
Tom Holland has given the best portrayal of Spider-Man out of any of these films. The movie has a well built story that embraces its surroundings by including other characters in the MCU and utilising them in a interesting way that also benefits the other characters from other films. Very well done.
I almost stopped watching this after the first 10 minutes. I thought where the hell did they dig this actor up? Immature, silly and just plain annoying, I did decide to keep going and see what would transpire.I'm a fan of the original Spider Man movies with Toby MaGuire. I never saw the ones that followed afterward so I can't talk about the other actor who portrayed the legendary Super-Hero.Other users talk about how Spider-Man played by Tom Cameron is the youngest actor to play the role. Physically not so much. He doesn't strike me as any younger looking than Toby MaGuire looked in the very first Spider-Man movie.. After all Peter Parker is still a high school kid, but it's his lack of maturity and his personality that makes him appear younger than any other Peter Parker/Spider-Man we've seen. Perhaps they should have titled this Spider-Boy cause he's a far cry from a man.As for the acting. The acting was very good. Robert Downey Jr. was great as he always is and as for Michael Keaton. For me Michael Keaton who plays Adrian Toomas/Vulture and who was the original from the early Batman movies and who remains my favorite. I never cared for the other actors in that role. He was great in this movie as well..Up to the first 15 minutes of this film though, I kept waiting for something fun, or exciting to happen. Finally at 16 minutes in I got my wish. Tom Cameron once in the role of Spider-Man was a bit more bearable.When he rescues an owner of a grocery store after fighting some crooks dressed as "the Avengers" who attempted to rob the place, he brings the store owner outside and also has the owner's cat in his arms. He got points from me, for rescuing the furry feline.This movie picks up, I've read after the last Avengers movie where Spider-Man comes to Tony Stark's aid (didn't see that movie). So in this movie he is pretty much obsessed with doing another job for Tony Stark and The Avengers. But in the meantime he does his thing of fighting the bad guys, restoring the peace etc. Everyone around him though including his guard/chaperone, a guy named "Happy" played by Jon Favreau, treats him like a rather annoying kid, and even many of his high school peers who don't realize he's really Spider-Man and make fun of him. But his closest friend Ned played by Jacob Batalon, one night finds out who he really is. The biggest surprise in this movie was how they portrayed Aunt May. Instead of a rather grand motherly looking older type they portrayed her as a much younger woman with sex appeal. This did not make sense at all to me. Even give the fact that Peter Parker is only 15 in this movie and in the original, he was a high school senior at 17. Still in 2 years his Aunt wouldn't have aged that much. So they basically changed it totally for this movie.The SFX were great in the movie as to be expected. The scene involving the rescue at the Washington Monument was exciting and awesome. And the little miniature spider "Droney", a flying interrogation robot was cute and cool.And Spidey's biggest help is from the computerized voice that's part of the program in his suit. He names her "Carrie," but sometimes she is too literal. asking him frequently, whenever a bad guy is identified, if he wants her to engage "Instant kill switch." :)There was more humorous moments too. When the guy who's been selling the high tech weapons gives Spidey a couple tips after he seals the guys trunk, as Spider-Man is racing away the guy asks if he's going to fix his trunk, that he has ice cream in there. Spider-Man says, "You deserved that! You deserved that, you're a criminal!"What's funny too is that Spider-Man is referred to by some of the bad guys as "Spider-guy."Another thing is, as in other Spider-Man movies the police still view Spider-Man as a threat and often get in his way even with all the help he's given them. It's the people who view Spider-Man and the other super forces as heroes.The ending is spectacular, and more surprises in store, which some of them complicate matters but at that point I was glad that I continued watching. I highly recommend this movie if you can get past the first 10 minutes as I did, you just might find it fun and entertaining.
Finally a Marvel movie with a lot more to chew on. It seems lately that the Marvel movies are just getting more and more ridiculous with special effects and action sequences where the thought of having a story line and proper acting is unheard of.That is definitely not the case with Homecoming. The action/stunts/CGI take second stage here and there's an actual proper story/plot with very good acting! This being the third movie incarnation/reboot of Spider-man I was somewhat weary but was definitely pleasantly surprised and am very much looking forward to the next movie. If you're looking for a somewhat light, good superhero movie with some good action on the side than this makes for an entertaining night.
Like most super-heroes movies nowadays, this one also lacks on creativity. Lame jokes, alien technology turns everything magical and possible, and these kids (not only peter parker but every kid) on high school should be working for NASA, as they seem to know a lot more than stephen hawking. Hacking Stark industries is now something that happens everyday, and anyone can do it with just a click. Not even before 9/11 hijacking an airplane was that easy, and it seems really odd to see paramilitary plane worth billions of dollars in cargo with almost no security. BOTTOM LINE: this is a movie made for kids, not for spider-man fans!!