We’re here with the movie review of the latest addition to the Marvel franchise: Spider-Man Homecoming.
Starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, this is the first Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland as Peter Parker. This movie, unlike its predecessors, does not pick up from a point where Peter Parker wasn’t Spider-Man, but instead starts from when he already is. The movie brings a fresh take on the “Superhero” template of the movies albeit with a few cliched elements. This movie is all about Tom Holland developing and growing as a superhero and coming to terms with his powers. The movie puts him in a few tough situations which let him emerge out as a more mature and sensible superhero.
Story and Screenplay
The story starts from Tom Holland being picked up by Happy and taken to Tony Stark. Tony gives Peter his high tech suit and shares with him a few words of wisdom. Peter, since then, tries to get in on the next big mission and keeps calling Happy repeatedly regarding the same. He keeps fighting small crime in the neighbourhood and associates himself as the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. That is until he comes across Vulture and his cronies stealing an ATM. He tries to stop them which ends up with carnage. Peter then sees this as his chance to be recognised as a superhero.
The story is fresh and brings in a new perspective to superheroes. But, one must not forget that this is a superhero movie. It is still. There are a lot of borrowed elements and movie cliches. Watching the film, you can’t help but feel a weird tingly sense of Deja Vu. But once you get past that, you can really appreciate the story and the screenplay.
The star of the movie is Tom Holland. He brings a boyish charm to the character which you can’t help but fall in love with. Peter Parker is 15 in the film, as he so proudly boasts and I can already see this movie setting the stage for future Marvel films with Tom Holland as Spider-Man in it. His adventures are cute and his antics lovable. Despite being in a costume, he doesn’t make you forget that Peter Parker is still a kid. His encounters with the villains, and his arguments with Tony Stark and Happy are all very fresh and pleasant to watch at.
Spider-Man Homecoming is the story of Peter Parker coming home to the Avengers. At least that’s what the movie builds up to. I can already see a future for the Spider-Man franchise and his place in the Avengers. The weekend is coming up, so I really don’t know what’s keeping you from watching the film.
Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei.
Director: Jon Watts
Ratings: Hindustan Times: 4/5 Rotten Tomatoes: 94% Times Of India: 4/5