Hey, so Spider-Man: Homecoming was pretty good. Some stuff that I feel should be brought up (I will warn you when I am about to enter spoiler territory):
- Not quite Avengers quality, but still pretty enjoyable.
- Tom Holland is perhaps the most believable of the Spider-Men we’ve seen. I can actually believe that he is a kid (probably helps that he is so young too). They might have gone a bit over-board with the whole “I’m a millennial, so I vlog and stuff” style, but hey, if they want Spider-Man to be a vlogger, then so be it.
- I was not a big fan of Ned as a character. Overall he just feels like an embodiment of the funny nerdy friend cliche, and he wasn’t all that funny. There were a few scenes where I felt like Batalon’s acting for Ned wasn’t up to snuff, especially when one-on-one with Tom Holland playing Penis Parker.
- I was a fan of the suit customization and Peter’s interactions with the suit throughout the back half of the film. I hope we can see more of that going forward!
- Aunt May’s attractiveness is distracting. Marisa Tomei needs to chill. Aunts can be attractive I guess, but I actually found it genuinely distracting in some scenes. Forgive me. It’s especially jarring if you recall what Aunt May looked like in Toby Maguire’s Spider-Man series. Talk about a Transformation Tuesday am I right???
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- I was actually rooting for Peter’s relationship with Liz to take off, it was kind of kyoot. But it’s interesting that it actually didn’t end in all puppy tears and rainbows for them. The seeds have been planted and this whole M.J. link has been placed with Michelle (Zendaya’s character), which I am interested to see develop. I think Michelle is a pretty intriguing character. Her weirdness and bluntness make for a more relatable character than Liz to a lot of girls, I’m sure.
- Wasn’t super thrilled with how the film wrapped up. Didn’t hate it either, it just didn’t do much for me. Vulture’s “defeat” at the end of this film felt anticlimactic, and I was honestly more interested to see Liz’s reaction than anything, but they really kind of rushed her out of the state before she could express much in the end. I’m not sure whether we’ll see Liz again in future films or not, though there seems to be potential for at least more Vulture if they want to go that route.
- I also would have liked Peter to have taken the Avenger spot in the end, though I suppose it made sense for his character arc that he would embrace the whole “friendly neighborhood Spider-Man” persona. Will be interested to see how this changes come the next Avengers and Spider-Man films.
Overall, I give Spider-Man: Homecoming a that’s pretty good not incredible but definitely not bad out of ten.
Feel free to comment your thoughts on any of the points I brought up or your thoughts on the movie overall!
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