Spider-Man: Homecoming is nothing like the trailers portrayed it to be. Perhaps, it’s the reason behind its massive success with the audience worldwide. But can the film be branded as the best Spidey film? Read on to know why it shouldn’t be.
The film takes off after the events of Captain America: Civil War. The 15-year-old Spidey is more excited to be fighting amongst Avengers rather than trying to comprehend the dangerous situation.
From start, the film completely embraces the presence of Tony Stark and the rest of MCU. Fortunately, it doesn’t overshadow Spider-Man. The movie puts the superhero on the spotlight but features him as a newbie superhero awaiting instructions.
When not being a superhero, Peter Parker goes back to his high school life as a young, smart and talented yet a geeky and sort of social awkward character. Fortunately, every nerd has a friend and that’s Ned played by Jacob Batalon.
Batalon’s Ned does a fine job of bringing out the humor while tagging along with Peter Parker as well as Spider-Man. Moreover, the character would certainly win over many fans as a ‘favourite’ over Zendaya’s Michelle.
Every supporting character involved in the film have helped bring out the fun and entertaining factor about the new Spider-Man. While Holland has done a marvelous job in playing the character, the film’s success also lies in its perfect casting.
Michael Keaton as The Vulture succeeds at being the best villain for a Spider-Man film. A character that is as talented and smart as Tony Stark but ruthless. Moreover, Keaton’s portrayal of the character was certainly a treat to watch on the big screen.
Holland’s version of Spider-Man does disappoint at certain levels. Instead of portraying the character as a superhuman kid trying to get a grip of his powerful abilities- the film shows him tinkering his way around an advanced suit built by Tony Stark.
The film succeeds at sending out the message that Spider-Man doesn’t need to be an Avenger to be one of the coolest superheroes. But it also emphasizes his young teenager character which requires a mentor such as Tony Stark.
Holland’s version of Spidey might have been better off tinkering his own way around his web-shooters, suit upgrades, learning the truth about risks, responsibility etc. but Sony’s partnership with Marvel seems to have made it inevitable to go around the classic way. Instead, it looks like MCU decided to portray the character embracing the futuristic world.
Overall, Unlike the previous versions, the new reboot featuring Tom Holland as Spider-Man is perhaps the best web-crawler for Marvel Cinematic Universe. Furthermore, before the end credits scroll in, many fans would realize that the new spidey’s future is far better than any of the previous versions.
Likewise to Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, while the film doesn’t involve her presence a lot, it does a good job at embracing the character’s sexual appeal. Moreover, going by the last scene, fans would be more hyped to see Peter Parker’s next talk session with Aunt May.
I rate the film 7.5/10
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