Spider-Man: Homecoming (3D) is a Hollywood Action, Adventure, Family movie
directed by Jon Watts.
Starring Tom Holland,Michael Keaton,Zendaya,Donald Glover,Jacob Batalon,Laura Harrier,Tony Revolori,Tyne Daly,Bokeem Woodbine,Marisa Tomei,Robert Downey Jr..
Spider-Man: Homecoming': A breezy
and refreshing reboot (Review By Troy Ribeiro, Rating: ***1/2)
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is the 16th film of the Marvel Cinematic
Universe (MCU), the sixth instalment that includes Spider-Man and the
second film dedicated solely to him.
The narrative centres on young Peter Parker trying to balance his life
as both a high school student and a superhero -- the unique dynamic
structure that's made this superhero stand out among the rest. It might
also be summed up as Spider-Man trying to discover his purpose in a
world of heroes. So, there is some sweet interaction with Iron Man and
lots of Avengers references.
A breezy, refreshing and lovable reboot, the film gets straight to the
point, skipping the formalities of origin stories and building off what
made Tom Holland's Spider-Man a stand-out in last year's "Captain
America: Civil War".
The story takes off from there, after the airport fight. Peter tries to
convince his mentor -- Tony Stark aka Iron Man -- to accept him as part
of the Avengers. Since Stark is not convinced of Peter's abilities,
Peter tries to impress him by taking on the Vulture, who is selling
weapons made from alien tech on the black market. What follows is an
adventure of redemption with a bit of romance angle which adds some
spice to the otherwise action-packed drama.
The plot is simple and the graph is occasionally exciting but often
frustrating as there is plenty of room for judicious editing. There are
a few sequences that are unwarranted as it momentarily jars you right
out of the story -- like the central set-piece action sequence on the
Staten Island ferry, which is pretty lacklustre.
With this edition, the iconic character created by Stan Lee and Steve
Ditko will now appeal more to tech-addicted teens as his costume has
undergone some interesting embellishments.
With equal amount of simplicity and spunk, Tom Holland as Peter Parker
aka Spider-Man delivers a robust performance and is naturally lovable,
even as the script does not help him in a big way.
Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes aka Vulture displays a very cunning and
familiar performance as the villain.
It is the supporting cast that keeps the film buoyant. Laura Harrier as
Liz, the classmate who catches Peter Parker's fancy, Jacob Batalon as
Peter's best friend Ned who helps him shift from a sidekick to
superhero, Martin Starr as Peter's subversive academic coach, Michael
Chernus as Toomes's over-enthusiastic engineer Mason and Marisa Tomei
as Peter's Aunt May -- they all have their moments of onscreen glory.
With excellent production values, the film is a visual treat that will
appeal to all.
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