Spidey’s back, our Spider-Man: Homecoming review


[This article may contain minor spoilers from ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.]

Earlier this week I got the privilege to attend the Melbourne premiere of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Yes, it’s been on my “must watch” list ever since it was announced. So you can imagine how excited I was. Question is, did it live up to my expectations?

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To get to the point, yes. The film didn’t really move any of the big MCU plot along (you know the one with the Infinity Stones?), but what it did do was much more worth it, in my honest opinion. Usually, every Marvel film has an epic final fight scene with crazy special effects and whatnot. However, with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, it was solely based on Peter Parker and his character development, and to me, that was more rewarding than anything.

I know a fair few people may disagree, but hear me out first?

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Spider made his debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and it was glorious. Probably one of my favourite moments of the film. Tom Holland captured the essence of Peter/Spider-Man straight away. He nailed it. We were introduced to his abilities and smart remarks and everyone fell in love with him. So the next logical step would be to fully introduce Peter Parker and his life outside of being a web-slinging hero. Which is exactly what ‘Homecoming’ did.

I loved how Peter was introduced into the MCU. Having Tony Stark be his mentor was a brilliant decision and just worked so well in the film. I personally feel like we really needed this Peter character development to truly understand him and Spider-Man. It was interesting to see Peter struggling with his identity after Tony stripped him from his high-tech Spidey suit. Because who is Peter Parker without the suit? Only he can figure that out. Peter would act first, instead of the thinking first which would always put him in grave danger. He had to learn the importance of his abilities and realising he isn’t as invincible as he thought.

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I did appreciate the film not doing another origin story as we’ve all seen it way too many times and needed something different and refreshing. I mean, how many times can I cry over Uncle Ben’s death? EVERY SINGLE TIME, OKAY? Moving on…

I would like to take a moment to shout out Tom Holland for his amazing portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. He’s just so adorable and so likeable, it’s ridiculous. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I loved Tobey McGuire and Andrew Garfield as Spidey… but damn, Tom Holland is something else. Kudos, mate. Can’t wait for more. Same goes with Zendaya. Isn’t she just absolutely gorgeous? My fave. More please.

There were a few other plot twists, but I’m not going to spoil them for you. You’ll have to watch and find out yourself. But trust me, I was a bit shook to be honest. I would also like to add that it was really refreshing to have a cast that actually looked like they belong in high school. Finally! Marvel is getting shit done right. What did you think of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is out in cinemas now!

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