Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming

By now, even hard-core comic book film fans must’ve noticed the glitch within the universe of Avengers. Whatever algorithm is utilized to figure out the ideal ratio of self-satisfied banter over to bludgeoning FX resulted in an ever-decreasing variation on a theme. It’s not really the same film, but they do recycle the exact same plot devices and points, and the exact same blustering CGI muscle displays. Deep inside the Marvel labs, it seems that genetic experiments have been happening as the DNA of the comic book action movie is spliced with that of additional flicks. Spider-Man: Homecoming includes the labradoodle of the cross-genre breeding program. Part high-school coming-of-age story, part superhero film, it is completely devoid of threat, likable, and bouncy.

 

This most recent reboot of the webslinger narrative will cast Tom Holland as Peter Parker, an impressionable 15-year-old. As eager-to-please as a pup, Parker’s taste of Avengers action left him starving to right wrongs. Thus far, more Spider-Boy than Spider-Man, his adventures have been low-key and his rewards small. However, Parker fumbles across a crime-scene that is beefed up with serious alien sourced weapons technology. He discovers himself on the Vulture’s radar (played by Michael Keaton). In the meantime, within the real world, Parker struggles with teenage angst, high school social standing, as well as bruising crush on Liz (played by Laura Harrier), the debate-club, unobtainable beauty.

On the night of the school dance, a deft reveal connects Parker’s two parallel lives with each other; however, the action climax which follows – a fight battled on the exterior of a camouflaged Stark Industries plane – includes an onslaught of effects that are so confusing, you forget to be concerned about its outcome. We don’t want to give away too much, so we’ll leave it up to you to go see the film for yourself.

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