First Spider-Man: Homecoming Reviews Praise the Marvel Influence
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the third movie version of Spider-Man to hit screens in the last decade, [...]
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the third movie version of Spider-Man to hit screens in the last decade, but this time fans are especially excited, as this latest version of Spider-Man will finally exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Initial reactions to Spider-Man: Homecoming have been very good, but now that the film has is being screened for critics all over the world, we're finally seeing a real consensus about the film start to form, as full reviews are hitting the Web (pun).
So how good is Spider-Man: Homecoming? Will it soon be hailed as the best Spider-Man movie ever? Read below for a sample of some reviews from major outlets and sites.
And no worries: These review samples are 100% SPOILER-FREE.
The Best Yet
Comicbook.com's Brandon Davis gets straight to the big question on fans' minds, stating that: "Spider-Man: Homecoming is a brilliantly fun film which re-imagines the popular Marvel character with little, if any, room for criticism. 5 out of 5 stars."prevnext
Both Sides of the Equation
Screen Rant loves how Spider-Man: Homecoming balances things, stating: "Spider-Man: Homecoming works as both a (very) funny high school comedy/drama and strong standalone superhero movie set in the MCU."prevnext
Variety's Owen Gleiberman states that, "The appeal of this particular Spider-Boy is all too basic: In his lunge for valor, he keeps falling, and he keeps getting up."prevnext
Not Another Teen Superhero Movie
Mashable praises the craftsmanship of Homecoming's director Jon Watts, saying, "Watts nails the timeless cornerstones of adolescence: the crippling anxiety mixed with brash confidence, the life-or-death dimensions of a crush, the impatience to grow up."
The Wrap writes that Spider-Man: Homecoming is "packaged like a fast-food menu of the things you love from Marvel movies: suit gags, winking humor, colorful showdowns, an identity crisis, two post-credit scenes (one being the last word on such teasers), and MCU cameos. The Captain America appearances are inspired, but Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Jon Favreau's Happy are in this one enough as full-on characters that you could also call it 'Iron Man 4.'"prevnext
The Ballad of Peter Parker
USA Today claims that Spider-Man: Homecoming isn't just the best Spider-Man movie yet; it's the best Peter Parker story, yet:
"Spider-Man: Homecoming breaks away from the past movies starring Marvel Comics' signature web slinger in one particularly key aspect: All the best stuff happens when he's not in his mask...Director Jon Watts' film undoubtedly succeeds by making it about a boy rather than his wall-crawling alter ego."prevnext
The Bad Word
Not everyone loved Spider-Man: Homecoming!
The Hollywood Reporter walked away unimpressed, stating that Homecoming is an "...occasionally exciting but often frustrating film, which seems to think the iconic character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko will appeal more to tech-addicted teens if only his costume has as many gizmos baked into it as Iron Man's... it represents a creative misstep for the studio — albeit one likely to ride fanboy enthusiasm to much better receipts than those enjoyed by Amazing Spider-Man, the recent incarnation starring Andrew Garfield."prevnext
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You can find the official synopsis for Homecoming below, which has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). 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 (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.prev