Spider-Man: Homecoming Reviews
Phase three of the MCU has been doing very well, Spider-Man: Homecoming is no exception. Spider-Man: Homecoming is really fun to watch, I could just watch the highschool story and be entertained. The CGI on the suit that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gave Peter Parker (Tom Holland) was sometimes a bit wobbly and really felt like the suit was CGI. The CGI on the suit that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) made himself was, however, very good. The plain sequence was very thrilling and excellently shot. Vulture (Michael Keaton) was such a good villain, you really understand his point of view. At the end of the day he just wants to provide for his family and doesn't want anyone to get hurt, which makes him very compelling. Spider-Man: Homecoming is an excellent entry in the MCU and in my top 5 overall (for now).
Spider-Man: Homecoming is a decent Spider-Man movie, it's actually my second favorite Spider-Man movie.
Its sins are the sins of silliness! This movie is funny, okay, but sometimes it turned to some very silly jokes!
They actually tried to create a funny and action Spider-Man movie, as they did in The Amazing Spider-Man, but they failed!
Still Spider-Man: Homecoming is a decent Spider-Man movie.
Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reads, "Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a second reboot can, delivering a colorful, fun adventure that fits snugly in the sprawling MCU without getting bogged down in franchise-building." Sara Stewart of the New York Post praised the film as "an endearingly awkward kid brother to the glamorous Wonder Woman", attributing much of the "heavy-lifting" to Holland's performance and the "perfectly cast" Keaton. She also noted Watts' focus on Parker's human side. Mike Ryan at Uproxx felt Homecoming was the best Spider-Man film yet, specifically praising the light tone, younger and more optimistic portrayal of Parker, and Keaton's performance-Ryan named the Vulture twist reveal as one of his favorite scenes in the MCU. He said Homecoming is "the kind of movie you leave and you're just in the best mood-and still will be days later." Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times called the film unique and refreshing, praising its lower stakes and focus on the character's school life. He praised Holland as "terrific and well-cast", as well as the other cast members; Roeper believed that Keaton's performance is more interesting than the character otherwise could have been. Owen Gleiberman of Variety felt the film was "just distinctive enough" from the previous Spider-Man films to become a "sizable hit", and highlighted its focus on making Peter Parker a realistically youthful and grounded character. He found Holland to be likeable in the role, and thought the Vulture twist was a positive direction for that character. He did criticize the vague take on Spider-Man's origin and powers, but "the flying action has a casual flip buoyancy, and the movie does get you rooting for Peter." At IndieWire, David Ehrlich criticized the film's superhero genre clichés and underwritten female characters, but praised the elements of the film that leaned into Parker's high school life and the humanity of the Vulture. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a mixed review, criticizing the "juvenile" depiction of Parker and Watts' "unevenly orchestrated" direction, but feeling that the film "finds its pace and rhythm by the end" and praising Keaton's performance. The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore found the film to be "occasionally exciting but often frustrating", and suggested it might have worked better if less focus had been put on integrating the film with the MCU. DeFore did praise Holland's performance as "winning" despite the script, and called Zendaya a scene-stealer. Mick LaSalle, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, said the film was a "pretty good Spider-Man movie" that "breaks no new ground", not exploring the human side of the character enough and instead focusing on action that is not thrilling. At The Telegraph, Robbie Collin argued that "a little of the new Spider-Man went an exhilaratingly long way in Captain America: Civil War last year. But a lot of him goes almost nowhere in this slack and spiritless solo escapade." Collin criticized Watts' direction, but was positive of the cast, including Holland, Keaton, Tomei, and Zendaya.
To be honest "Spider-Man - Homecoming" does not lift the Spiderman franchaise any more than all the other previous films if you ask me. The story with Michael Keaton as The Vulture and what they have made him in this film is not that much of my liking even if I do see the point of not keeping him the way he is in the comic. The story itself is not that intriguing and adds not much excitement. The film is too long (it drags), Tom Holland is ok as Peter Parker/Spiderman and they still haven´t manage to create really great and solid CGI of Spiderman in action. Despite an ensemble cast with Michael Keaton, Tom Holland, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover and Marisa Tomei this film creates few sparks in my head at least as a Spiderman fan. And I reckon the constant cross entering with other superheros and their universes are getting a bit tired I must say. That bit can be slightly toned down within the MCU in my opinion. "Spider-Man - Homecoming" is simply nothing special.