Amazing. Astonishing. Spectacular. Superior.
These are all adjectives used as the first part of various Spider-Man’s comic-book titles (ie. The Amazing Spider-Man, etc.). And, rather aptly, they’re all adjectives that look like they’re going to be accurate reviews of this film:
Spider-Man: Homecoming follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland), the spectacular Spider-Man, after he’s had a taste of the larger world of super-heroics following Captain America: Civil War. Returning to everyday life, Peter tackles the various challenges of high school, all the while itching to go out there and take on threats like the Vulture (Michael Keaton), despite his mentor and benefactor, Tony Stark/Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) suggestions to the contrary. Alongside Holland, Keaton and Downey, the film boasts a big cast, including Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Hannibal Buress, Marisa Tomei and Jon Favreau.
While it’s not all that astonishing that the film looks to have a similar sort of tone as many of the other Marvel films (light and quip-y, for the most part), taking that tone and shunting it into a high school drama fits the character of Spider-Man perfectly. It seems the deal with Sony that allowed the character to be used by Marvel Studios has put audiences on track for a superior Spider-Man movie to it’s predecessors.
Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into cinemas July 7th 2017