Spiderman Homecoming

Jays Rating:

For the first time, our friendly neighborhood Spider-man has a movie of his own that’s part of the Marvel Cinematics Universe in the action adventure film, Spider-man Homecoming. Peter Parker/Spiderman (Tom Holland) has just returned home from teaming up with the Avengers in, Captain America Civil War. He’s a fifteen-year-old high schooler and lives with his aunt, May Parker (Marisa Tomei). Peter is learning about his powers while navigating the drama of high school. Fortunately, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to be a superhero. He gives him a new Spider-man outfit with innovative technology that would make 007 jealous! As Spider-man swings through the city looking for action to impress Iron Man, he hears what sounds like metal crushing and sees a man flying with mechanical wings. Of course, he checks it out and discovers that it’s Adrian Tomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton) who sells highly advanced weapons on the black market. Our fifteen-year-old Spider-man wants to take on the Vulture by himself, but Iron Man tells him to focus on being a friendly neighborhood Spider-man and solve petty crimes. Of course, he doesn’t listen to Iron Man and before long he is in over his head and needs help. This third reboot isn’t an orgin story which definitely isn’t needed since we already know how Peter Parker became Spider-man. This movie has plenty of action and humor but those are secondary to the fantastic story. Tom Holland is perfect as an over-enthusiastic, wise-cracking Spider-man who only wants to impress the girls at his high school. (Nothing wrong with that!) Of course, Robert Downey, Jr and Michael Keaton are fantastic in their roles but they’re secondary to our young superhero. The first half hour felt kind of like a high school comedy and maybe even a little juvenile, but it soon hit its stride and ended up being the best Spider-man film ever made. I’m going to give this fresh, unique superhero film an A- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA