Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Movie Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

So I realize I just did a movie review not too long ago, but honestly I can't help myself. By now, you should know I'm a massive Spider-Man fan and I couldn't let the opportunity to post about the new movie pass by. 

My life has been infinitely better ever since Sony and Marvel made a deal to bring Spider-Man back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero, and to see him swing around with Iron Man and joke about Captain America while saving the world and being generally awesome has been a dream come true, hence why I couldn't wait to see the new movie. 

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Spider-Man Homecoming was amazing. It wasn't the deepest movie, in the sense of an emotional rollercoaster that some movies take me on, but that tends to be a trend with Marvel movies. Despite that, I adored it. (My sister was constantly shoving me to get me to stop laughing because apparently I was the loudest person in the cinema. (I have no regrets.)) 

Spider-Man himself was everything I've hoped for. He was funny and out of place and didn't fit in, he didn't know what he was doing, he was just figuring it out as he went along. He made mistakes and made quips while he fought, he was disappointed in himself and still tried to do the right thing at the end of the day. I also loved that keeping his secret identity wasn't a huge deal like it was in the other movies. Sure, it was an aspect but it wasn't a repetitive plot point. 

The villain was one of my favourites in the MCU. He was just a dude, doing the wrong things for the right reasons. He wasn't the scariest villain, but I still liked him which isn't something I can say for most Marvel villains. 

One thing that I was so, so, SO pleased about was that no one (*cough* love interest *cough*) got kidnapped. That seemed to be a recurring theme in the other Spider-Man movies, a recurring theme I didn't appreciate. Actually, this wasn't like the other Spider-Man movies. It was a different take on Peter Parker, one I really enjoyed. (I found Tobey Maguire to be whiny and self-absorbed while Andrew Garfield was snarky (I liked the snark as well tbh (I'm not a fan of Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man if you haven't picked up on that))). There were subtle references to other characters in the Spider-Man universe, amazing diversity and one really great scene involving The Blitzkrieg Bop and Spider-Man running to stuff constantly. 

I really, really loved this movie, and am thankful he's finally returned home to the MCU. 

Have you seen Spider-Man Homecoming? Are you sick of the superhero movies yet? 

4 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this movie yet, but it sounds like something my best friend might like. I'll have to recommend it to her. :) She loves superheroes (and I do, too, in my own smol way) so this sounds like a great thing to try out!

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  2. I am SO excited for this movie gosh. I loved him in Civil War, (mighta been my favorite part of the movie) and I've been loving the trailers too. I'm glad you liked it! Hopefully I'll be able to see it soon :-) Great review!!

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  3. Honestly, I would have been disappointed if you HADN'T done a Spider Man review right when it came out--you're such a huge fan, it would have been a disservice to yourself to skip reviewing it just because you recently did another movie review.

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  4. AAAAAAAHHHHH! So glad you did a Spidey review!

    So I still like Andrew Garfield's more? Even though his take is different than the comic Spider-Man and blah, blah, blah, I personally liked it. And it did make me sad that the creators/writers didn't get to finish what they'd started under that Spider-Man. With their extra scenes and everything, you could tell they were vamping up to something big, and they never got to do it. :( (Plus, I just super love Dane DeHaan's Harry/Green Goblin. His character had a lot of vulnerability for a villain.)


    But I still have so much love and appreciation for Tom Holland's Spidey too (and it's nice to have Spidey back in MCU where he belongs :) )! He was the classic Spider-Man I think. Just making so many mistakes and trying to fix them and figure life out. And the humor! Love the classic Marvel humor. And Happy. XD

    Also, so glad his friend had the chance to be the guy behind the computer. That was awesome. I can't wait to see if they develop that further.

    And I kinda liked the take on MJ? I'm interested to see what they do there too.

    Everything about it had a very high school freshman feel which I loved. That's kind of what the movie was about, Peter learning how to be superhero 'cause he's new to it, how to be in high school 'cause he's new to it, and even more how to balance superhero time and being a kid time. It was very Spider-man-y. XD (Although I will admit that I get a little tired of people who only think of Spider-Man as a kid in high school. Dude, he did grow up!) And I agree about the villain. He was interesting. And the twist with the love interest and villain, and AAAAAHHH! I was sitting in the theater thinking, "Oh, this just got really good! I mean, not good for Spidey. . . sorry Spidey." But the tension! The part about the secret id kind of irked me? Mostly, I guess because his friend didn't seem to take it very seriously? But at the same time, in every Spider-Man movie the villain always finds out Peter's id, so *shrugs* what's it matter? I think I especially liked it because I never knew exactly what to expect while watching it? But at the same time it met every good expectation I had. XD

    Mildly related, I borrowed a collection of old Spidey comics from the library, and I love it! He's actually older in this one? So he's in college and has his own apartment with a weird yodeling neighbor. No matter how bad a mood I'm in, I always feel better after reading Spider-Man for some reason. That and the old slang is hilarious. XD

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