Popcorn Addict: Spiderman: Homecoming
I have a secret...Spiderman has always been one of my least favorite superheroes. Shh!
All of that changed yesterday!
Spiderman is now back to Marvel after several drab Spiderman movies under the Sony umbrella. I was looking forward to this film after seeing Spidey's guest appearance in Civil War. Spiderman (played by Tom Holland) was a refreshing and hilarious addition to intense part of the film.
Spiderman: Homecoming (directed by Jon Watts) kicks off right after the events of Civil War with Tony Stark (still Robert Downey Jr.) mentoring a teenage Peter Parker. Stark (and Happy!) are guiding Peter to be what he is...a teenager. The movie essentially centers around a teenager navigating how to use his new found powers (think a lighthearted Chronicle). Of course Peter encounters some Big Bads and wants to prove himself to Tony--all while balancing his school work and relationships.
Tom Holland was made for this role. Sweet, endearing, funny, and believable as a teenage Peter Parker. He was able to compete with the more veteran actors in the film, which leads me to...
Another highlight of this movie was Michael Keaton as our antagonist. He was relatable, while also being horrifyingly scary. The writers did an excellent job in creating a backstory for his character. Lastly, the supporting casts are wonderful in their roles as Peter Parker's teenage friends and love interests. Their hilarious and also contribute to the story. AND they're diverse! His classmates actually reflect diversity you would see in Harlem. Please take extensive notes other New York-based movies and television shows!
The film has a few twists which I did not anticipate (though there were some clues earlier in the film) and thoroughly enjoyed! There are many guest appearances which hint to future characters and plot lines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Also, the mid-credits scene has the viewers already craving for more. However, the post-credits scene completely trolled us. Boo!
Overall, this was an excellent film. This film is definitely built for teens and young adults in its story, but still provides other Spiderman fans with a solid origin story. The MCU has a roadmap which I have been enjoying. I can't wait until everything starts to merge together, particularly after Black Panther. Given the Easter Eggs in this film, I believe the next few sequels will be high-quality.