It’s been a while since I’ve written a movie review so I thought I’d share a few quick thoughts on the latest Marvel movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming. I saw the movie last week in IMAX 3D and the movie theater even gave us little Spider-Man desk figures. A nice touch, but I really have no use for it!
I have to preface this by saying that I love Marvel movies and I’m not too hard to please when it comes to them. With that being said, I thought this movie was fantastic! It had action, humor, and a likeable cast. I loved that the beginning of the movie tied in with Spider-Man’s introduction from Captain America: Civil War. It was a seamless bridge from one movie to another and sets up the whole storyline of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man figuring out his role as “super hero” and trying to fit in as a hopeful member of The Avengers and as a teenage kid in high school.
Tom Holland was a great Spider-Man. He played the role very well of a 15 year old who has this amazing ability and wants so bad to fit in somewhere – all with the perfect amount of comedy.
I know a lot of people think Andrew Garfield was a horrible Spider-Man but I actually did enjoy his movies as Spider-Man. There are some who think Toby Maguire was the best one, and I have to disagree because I thought he was too whiney! To each their own. But Tom Holland was for sure a great pick to be the new Spider-Man!
Onto the rest of the main cast. Michael Keaton played a very realistic “bad guy”, which helped keep the movie rooted in reality. Or as realistic as a super hero movie can be! Zendaya was a surprisingly (to me) nice addition to the cast. Her character’s one-liners and comedic timing were excellent. Marisa Tomei played Aunt May and seriously, she never ages!
I love seeing these big blockbuster movies in the movie theater because its this really cool collective experience. Everyone laughs, gasps, oohs and ahhs together. There were a few definite surprises in the movie and if you’ve seen the movie then you know what I’m talking about!
As mentioned at the beginning of this post, I did see this in IMAX 3D. Is it necessary? Nope. I saw the movie over a week ago now and I can’t remember any specific scenes that were amazing in 3D – I actually can’t remember what was 3D at all. So I definitely don’t think it needs to be seen in 3D, but I do recommend the movie!