July 10, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review. Guest Post

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review - by Tejan Shrivastava

What makes Peter Parker./ Spider-Man the most iconic and relatable Superhero among all? It's that he's an orphan teenager with whom we can emotionally connect to. He goes to school, he has to struggle in life (family, friendship and love problems) like any of us and his journey from being an average ordinary guy from New York to the hero saving the world is just incredible. These things were perfectly shown in Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man films but somewhat failed with Andrew Garfield films. After 2 under-whelming The Amazing Spiderman films, Sony Pictures decided to sign deal with Marvel Studios so that Spider-Man can be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and can appear in films like Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War etc. That gave Marvel Studios a solid amount of creative control and the result is 'SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING'. In short, it's a Marvel Studios Spider-Man film and the output is fantastic.


Story: Spider-Man Homecoming is unlike anything we have seen in a Spider-Man film in past. Earlier installments were more of a serious solid action packed Superhero films, this reboot is about a 15-year old kid who is still trying to figure out his full super-heroic abilities. Film begins after the events of Avengers (2012). AdrienToomes (Vulture) heads up a salvage company that makes its money cleaning up alien rubble from the destruction of New York in The Avengers. But Stark Industries takes over the project, claiming they’re better equipped to deal with the dangerous alien material. Seeing that TonyStark (Iron Man) is getting even richer by cleaning up his own mess, Toomes decides to collect alien weapons to sell on the black market until confronted by Spider-Man. Tony Stark plays mentor to Peter Parker / Spider-Man throughout the film and asks him to not deal with such criminals as he's still a kid but Peter wants to prove Tony that he's more than just a kid and fights Toomes to death. On script level, this film is great and how smartly it's connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe deserves an applause.



Direction: Jon Watts direction is top notch.

Performance: Tom Holland has done an incredible job as both — Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He makes us laugh, makes us emotional and makes us cheer for him whenever he fights Vulture without a proper Spider-Man suit. He's a fab actor and good to see that a 20-year old has played an iconic superhero on the big screen with so much perfection. Robert Downey Jr is great as always. Michael Keaton is menacing as Vulture. Other actors acts and supports well.

Action, VFX, 3D Effects: Film has many nail-biting and thrilling action set pieces. Watch out for ferry disaster scene, Washington tower scene, edge of the seat climax action sequence that takes place on the airplane. Visual effects are of high standards just like any other Marvel film. 3D effects are good, not as great as The Amazing Spider-Man films.

There are some really cool things shown in this film such as the new high-tech Spidey suit which has 576 possible web-shooter combinations. It's funny to see how Peter struggles to get used to so many combinations and gets them wrong for most of the times. Then, there's a Iron Spider costume which is shown for a brief period of time. Biggest surprise in the film is the post credit scene of Captain America. It's the best and the most unexpected post-credit scene one can ever imagine in a Marvel film. Don't miss it at any cost. Captain America appears twice in the middle of the film though.

There are few references to the previous Spider-Man films:
*Spider-Man is asked to kiss his crush upside down in one of the scenes which reminds us of Spider Man (2002).
*Disaster that takes place on Ferry reminds us of the popular train scene from Spider-Man 2 (2004).
*In one scene, Spider-Man's crush is shown falling down and Spidey grabs her from his web. That reminds us of the tragic death scene of Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

Rating: 4.5/5*

Spider-Man Homecoming is a must watch film in theater. It's the best film of 2017 so far. It's the best Spider-Man film in the past 13 years, best since Spider-Man 2 (2004). It's one of the best Superhero films of all time. It's fun, creative and very entertaining. If you're a fan of Spider-Man, great. If you're not then you'll surely become one after seeing this film. Go watch it.


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1 comment:

  1. Hat's off for a Brilliant review! Indeed it's the best Spider-Man we got in the past 14 years!

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