Review Spider-man Homecoming (2017)

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  1. Carol

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    Now all I have to do is find out what "Homecoming" means... not part of my traditional culture.
     
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    Nor mine. For me "homecoming" is what I do every day after work.
     
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    First “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Reactions


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    Sony Pictures has screened “Spider-Man: Homecoming” for the junket press who’re usually very lenient on Marvel film titles, certainly more so than the wider film critics base. With this being the first Marvel Studios-approved “Spider-Man” film, it’s expected their first reactions would certainly be more upbeat than it was for “The Amazing Spider-Man” films.

    The good news is it seems to have been considerably better than that. First reactions are in and the common consensus is that this easily beats both “The Amazing Spider-Man” films and “Spider-Man 3” in terms of quality, but stands behind “Spider-Man 2” and either better or worse than the first depending upon one’s feelings towards Raimi’s original.

    Star Tom Holland has been understandably singled out for praise, but one promising comment is that Michael Keaton’s Vulture is getting a lot of praise as a Marvel villain that finally works. The action, tone and comedy are all getting high marks, but the more dramatic stuff seems to be where there’s some hesitation. Here’s a sample of reactions:

    “Spider-Man: Homecoming is a blast. It has an innocence that differentiates it from the other MCU movies but plenty of fun & spectacle too. It felt weird at the start, but then act 3 clicks in BIG TIME. A few days removed, the more I think about it, the more I like it. I was also surprised at the number of times Homecoming surprised me, despite all the rumors I read. Though I’d advise to stop doing that now. And because people will ask, Spider-Man: Homecoming is EASILY the best Spider-Man movie since Spider-Man 2. Close to Raimi’s original.” – Germain Lussier, io9

    “My #SpiderManHomecoming take: Tom H >Tobey, high school stuff works, Avengersverse doesn’t, and it’s a benchmark for blockbuster diversity. It’s a real delight and a lot of fun, his world feels rich & detailed, Holland is a charming Spider-ManBoy #SpiderManHomecoming” – Jen Yamato, The Los Angeles Times

    “SpiderManHomecoming is the third best Spider-Man movie. The cast is great, the tone is affable, the drama is… a little thin, honestly.” – William Bibbiani, Crave Online

    “I can finally tell you #SpiderManHomecoming is great fun. Very funny, sweet, smaller stakes but more relatable. Tom Holland rocks.” – Jim Vejvoda, IGN

    “Spider-Man Homecoming is a hilarious John Hughes-style high school movie disguised as a superhero film. Second best spidey film. Spider-Man 2 [remains the best]. This is a very very worthy number two.” – Peter Sciretta, Slashfilm

    “The @SpiderMan screening just ended & my gut hurts from laughing & ZOMG IT’S SO GOOD. This feels so, so right.” – Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes

    “#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama. Also: Michael Keaton’s Vulture is the best MCU villain since Loki (not that that’s such high bar, but still!) #SpiderManHomecoming.” – Angie J. Han, Mashable

    “As a huge Spider-Man fan who hated both AMAZING SPIDER-MANs, I am so happy to say SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is really fun.” – Matt Singer, Screen Crush

    “#SpiderManHomecoming is SUCH a good time. Fun, inventive action w/ some of the best humor in a Marvel film yet. Great start for MCU Spidey” – ErikDavis, Fandango

    “#SpiderManHomecoming is my favorite Marvel movie. Full stop. Spidey is home at Marvel. Best action in ANY Spidey. A non-stop thrill. LOVE” – Sean O’Connell, Cinema Blend

    “Also: #SpiderManHomecoming had a good ol’ classic teen comedy hidden in there, which was a goddamn delight.” – Erin Strecker, Mashable

    “#SpiderManHomecoming is one of the best Marvel movies and the best Spider-Man movie, period. So completely terrific, a true crowd pleaser.” – Eric Walkuski, JoBlo

    “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is an absolute, gosh-darned DELIGHT. It’s like Spider-Man meets CAN’T HARDLY WAIT.” – Mike Ryan, Uproxxx

    “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens in cinemas on July 7th.
     
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    Review: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
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    The second-best Spider-Man flick (behind “Spider-Man 2”), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” manages to do what “Ant-Man” did as a superhero film, only better: tell more personal story on a smaller-scale with a focus on fun and depth. It’s equal parts John Hughes coming-of-age teen comedy and comic book popcorn drama.

    In a nice change of pace, the usual city-demolishing, world-endangering antics of the average superhero movie are shunted into the background, as is the umpteenth retelling of our hero’s origin story, which is briefly alluded to here and there.

    Instead, directer Jon Watts and his team of co-writers concentrate more on Peter Parker’s growing pains as both an awkward teen and budding superhero. Tom Holland lives up to the expectations set up by his introduction in “Captain America: Civil War,” and he and the filmmakers perfectly nail the character’s trademark blend of intelligence, earnestness, goofy charm, sarcastic wit, and unflagging desire to be a hero.

    He’s having a lot of trouble with that last part. The aforementioned jaunt with the Avengers has left him a little restless – after all, how do you keep ’em on the farm after they’ve fought a giant-sized Paul Rudd? Eager to enter the big leagues, he can’t quite grasp the ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you’ hint he gets from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a questionable at best role model, mentor and father figure.

    Unable to tame his cockiness and desperate to prove himself, Parker insists on pursuing a group of criminals who steal high-tech junk salvaged from superhero battles and back-engineer it into homemade weapons, which they sell on the black market. The group is led by Adrian Toomes, aka the Vulture (a superb Michael Keaton), a working-class guy who feels shafted the suits of the world – both the Armani- and the Spandex-wearing varieties.

    Parker enters into a cat-and-mouse game with his new nemesis while dealing with the usual high school drama of awkward romance, bullies, detention, homework, etc. – which many of us remember as being way more stressful than being shot at by bank robbers with ray guns.

    It’s a simple premise, fitting neatly into MCU continuity and perfect in scale for a rookie hero, and it pays off. Keaton damn near steals the movie from Holland, find just the right amount of pathos in Toomes to make him relatable before reminding the viewer exactly how dangerous he really is, including a beautifully played scene between him and Holland that spins the movie into left field for its third act.

    This is Watt’s third feature and his first of this scale, and it occasionally shows; there are a lot of characters pulled in from Spidey’s massive catalog (including a lot of fun cameos), and some of them get lost in the shuffle. His limited experience with action scenes results in the occasional pacing issue and confusing cut, but nothing catastrophic. They’re still better executed than those of some of the more recent big-budget spectacles, and the Staten Island ferry sequence is a particular standout.

    More importantly, the movie has heart and an ebullience that is infectious. It’s not afraid to poke a little fun at itself (ever wonder why Spidey tends to avoid the suburbs?) or the genre in general, and reminds us that these movies can – and should – be fun.
     
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    Vulture featurette....



     
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    Homecoming (for those of the non-American persuasion), is a week-long celebration done in high schools. The week - usually in late September/early October, is spent typically having theme days (pajama day, nerd day, backwards day, etc.) ending in an after game dance. Historically it was for students and alumni, but modern homecoming dances are usually only for students. It's one of those "Let's inject everyone with school spirit, and make them forget that high school a horrible place where they get bullied, made fun of for their nerd tendencies, and aren't perfect jocks and preppies".

    Yeah. I hated high school.

    As for the film, my son and I went to see it tonight, and it is, hands down, the best Spider-Man movie to date. Even better than Spider-Man 2.
     
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    Due to the impending bluray/dvd release, the first 10 minutes of the film has officially been released online....



     
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    It had moments but I really hate that Spiderman is becoming tech driven and he's not very good with the one liners. He started feeling like a spider themed Iron Man which continued into Infinity War. Don't like. Give me Tobey MaGuire anyday.
     
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    What I liked about his suit in Infinity War was that we finally got to see the Iron Spider suit from the Civil War comic series. But yeah, I hope he shuts down any tech in the suit and relies simply on his Spidey-sense from now on.
     
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    ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb Reacts To Marvel’s New Reboot | Comic-Con 2015




     
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a Bad SPIDER-MAN Movie (Video Essay)



     
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    What Is Todd McFarlane's Favorite Spider-Man Movie?



     
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    Toomes Realizes Peter is Spider-Man / Dad Talk Scene | Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Movie Clip



     
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