Spider-Man: Homecoming - Film Review

By Joan Alperin

First off, I must say that British actor Tom Holland is my favorite Spider-Man ever and this reboot, directed by Jon Watts, is my favorite film in this Marvel franchise.

What makes this film work so well, is that it's your basic coming of age story that's filled with all the issues you'd expect to find in this kind of genre. In case you've forgotten what some of those issues are, they include; teen angst, first love, major crushes, and in this case, getting up the nerve to ask the prettiest girl in school to a dance. The only difference is this teen comedy has a super hero and his name is Peter Parker (Tom Holland) aka Spider-Man.

After his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home to Queens to live with his Aunt May (the lovely Marisa Tomei). Peter goes back to high school, tries to be just a 'normal' guy, falls for a beautiful senior, Liz (Laura Harrier) and hangs out with his genius schoolmate (Zendaya) and his science nerd buddy, Ned (Jacob Battalion) who at the beginning of the film has no idea that Peter is Spider-Man.

At the same time, Peter is being mentored by Tony Stark aka Iron Man (the super funny Robert Downey Jr.) who becomes a father figure to him. Tony just wants Peter to finish high school and put the super hero stuff aside. He sends his right-hand man, Happy (Jon Favreau) to make sure he does just that.

But going back to an ordinary life proves impossible for Peter. He winds up putting on the Spider-Man suit and becomes the neighborhood super-hero, which doesn't make Stark very happy.

Things really heat up when Peter decides to go after Vulture (the wonderful Michael Keaton) who is your basic evil dude who wanting to destroy the Washington Monument, the Staten Island Ferry and perhaps the world. I saw Spider-Man: The Homecoming in 3D and I highly recommend doing the same. The film opens July 7 and has everything you could want in a super hero movie. Don't miss it. Showtimes here.

Posted By Joan Alperin on July 06, 2017 01:38 pm | Permalink