At first, I was a little apprehensive about "Spider-Man: Homecoming", if only because the title made it seem like it would have a lot of cheesy high school drama. I was reassured when the trailers started coming out though.
I thought that the film was actually very well-written. As a "Spider-Man" adaptation, this is the best. It really captures the lighter, comedic elements of the comic while still delivering the superhero action that is expected. I would say that the second entry into the Sam Raimi trilogy is the best-written overall, but this film does the best job of recreating the tone of the source material. It really felt almost as if John Hughes had directed a superhero film. Its depiction of high-school life is grounded and surprisingly light on clichés, and the comedy is genuinely hilarious at times. There are some easter eggs for fans of the comic books, and some of them are forced, but some are really subtle and intriguing. I also liked how they tied the film into the MCU even though it is still able to stand on its own as a unique entry.
The scale of the film is obviously as grand as any other in the MCU. The CGI and cinematography are great. I still love the design of the suit that was introduced in "Captain America: Civil War". The design for Vulture was also great, and was a really interesting re-imagination of the classic villain from the comics. Tom Holland is a great choice for the character, and I think that he is definitely the best version. He has both the charming nature and the sarcastic personality of the character in the comics. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jon Favreau are great in their roles continuing on from the other films in the MCU. Michael Keaton is an amazing villain, delivering the monologues well while returning to his breakout roots in the action genre. Marissa Tomei, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, and Tony Revolori are all really funny in their supporting roles, too.
Overall, I was very pleased by "Spider-Man: Homecoming". It is my favorite version of the character, my favorite of the films, and the second best of the films in terms of quality. It is definitely one of my favorite MCU movies, and I am glad that the companies could work out a solution to get this character introduced into the universe.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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