Really amazing 'Spider-Man : Homecoming'
Picking up right after his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming opens with Peter in conflict. He's had a taste of an amazing fantasy and, suddenly, regular, old, high-school life just doesn't do it anymore.
Seeing Captain America on an exercise video just doesn't match up to stealing his shield. While he dreams of joining The Avengers in their world-saving quests, he's stuck stopping bike robberies and helping old ladies cross the street.
That personal conflict is an incredibly entertaining part of the film. Peter Parker is reflective of every teenager too rebellious for their own good, eager to start the next phase of their life. As Peter awkwardly fumbles his way between his two lives, it no doubt provides the laughs, but only because it's so relatable. Every situation Peter gets in has about as much tension as the life-or-death moments he finds himself in.
Those moments are thanks to the villain of the picture Adrian Toomes, aka, The Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. Keaton is one of the more memorable villains of the superhero genre and is almost as relatable as Peter Parker himself.
Keaton plays a disgruntled salvage operator who makes his living building and selling weapons forged from the superhero battles waged in this universe over the years. Clearly, the movie puts function over fashion, as the Vulture has traded in his traditional feathers for giant winged blades of death.
That realism, though, helps Spider-Man: Homecoming stay grounded, following the themes the movie sets for itself. It perfectly allows the action to have more of an impact, no matter how wildly creative it gets. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the type of superhero film that has a message, is wildly entertaining, but also feels incredibly well-thought-out.
Throughout my life, there have been quite a few Spider-Man films. Some of them have been bad, most of them have been good. Few have been great. The only superhero who get more chances at the movies is Batman. That's because as much as a Spider-Man film may disappoint, something about the character draws people in. The films may not meet our standards, but we're more than willing to try again the next time.
Thankfully, Spider-Man: Homecoming is definitely worth a try and is easily the greatest Spider-Man film to date.
Rating: Big Screen Watch