Spider-Man: Homecoming: Learn more on IMDB
Review by Lauren
paid for my own tickets; all opinions my own
If you’ve been reading my blog recently then you know that I tried to see the new Spider-Man film the day it came out, but there was a bad storm and all the power went out at my local theater. However, I finally went back this past Saturday and saw the movie with my mom, dad, and sister. End result? We all loved it!
Tom Holland isn’t a complete newcomer, but I assume, like me, most of you didn’t know him until you saw the last Captain America film. His version of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man is back in Spider-Man: Homecoming and he’s just as fantastic in a feature length film. Holland has an easy-going, likeable quality about him, that is essential when playing geeky high schooler Peter Parker. What I especially love about Holland is that he’s young – around 19 when he got the role, I believe – and he pulls off a 15 year-old well. I appreciated that a lot because it made some of the other non Spider-Man related plot points more intriguing and believable, like Parker falling for an older girl or being teased by his Aunt May.
Another great aspect of this film is the villain, played wonderfully by Michael Keaton. What is so interesting to me about this villain is that he’s someone people could probably relate to. He starts out as a construction worker, who is forced off a job he put money into because Tony Stark wants to clean up the mess the superheroes made. Sure, it might sound like a nice idea, but like I said, Keaton’s character already got trucks and more men for the job…and now he’s out. Because of superheroes. You can see where this is going. So, yes, he’s someone I could empathize with to an extent, even if I didn’t agree with what he ultimately does throughout the movie.
Along with Holland and Keaton is a fantastic cast of secondary characters. I feel like everyone did an amazing job. Zendaya, as MJ, doesn’t have a huge role in this one, but I can’t wait to see more from her in a sequel. She adds a lot of humor in Homecoming, not that it’s lacking in humor. I’m always a fan of the superhero films that can keep me laughing, and this was definitely one. Plus, we get some Tony Stark here and there, and he’s always bringing a chuckle wherever he goes.
I really enjoyed this one! It’s got action, humor, friendships, and a nice dose of life through the eyes of a teenager. It’s a superhero film for all ages.