Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Movie Review Madness: Spiderman - Homecoming

“Another Spiderman?”
Yawn

“Wait a minute. Don’t leave this review. Stick around for awesomeness.”

Yes, I am happy to report that Spiderman: Homecoming is absolutely  joyous. It’s  a boundless energetic bundle of a web slinging kid (fresh faced wide-eyed Tom Holland as Peter Parker) battling robotic Vulture (tightly played by Michael Keaton – villain but not off the rails nuts). Parker’s mentor, Iron Man (always just snarky Robert Downey Jr) wants the kid to keep it local – save the little old ladies and earn the right to play with the big boys. But Peter is chafing at the bit to use his skills and prove his mettle. His best buddy in high school is in awe, but somehow they are still the nerds, butts of jokes.

Poor Peter, typical teen. He can’t seem to please anyone or do things quite right. He’s not there for his Academic team, he screws up homecoming, he’s lying to his Aunt May (the ever hot Marisa Tomei), and no one (i.e. Happy (Jon Favreau)  his connection to Iron Man) will hear him out  on the evil arms dealers led by the Vulture (who  is also a “nice” suburban dad). At one point, Iron Man even yanks his nifty Spiderman outfit – he’s screwed up so much.

But there’s redemption, of course. Can’t keep this Spiderman down. The effects are eye-popping, the writing is funny and exuberant, and the movie never gets bogged down in back story, moping around, or over earnest messages. Tom Holland brings this Spiderman to life in Homecoming, and he’s a welcome presence on the Marvel big screen. No need to read the instructions on this new suit, is there? Hang from the ceiling, fling yourself into  a room, and hum that Spiderman theme song.


14 comments:

  1. I am hearing nice reviews about the movie and may just go out of my way to see it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It exceeded my expectations. Very fresh

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  2. I haven't saw Sider Man in nyears, this does sound good.

    Yvonne.

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    1. This is a good one to reintroduce yourself

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  3. Hi Joanne - I too may follow Blogoratti's suit - and make a point of seeing it ... cheers Hilary

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  4. So much better than those dark and dreary ones.

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  5. Seems like a good one to see down the road. You do wonder how many times they can re-tell a story; seems refreshing this one!

    betty

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    1. truly this is an excellent film on its own. Not a reboot. And see it on the big screen - truly the way to see 'em these days. Treat yourself

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  6. I've heard a lot of good reviews on this movie. Maybe I'll put it on my list of ones to see.

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  7. I'd be glad to see a fresh take on a super hero. Your review agrees with others I've read. Maybe I'll give it a try.

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    1. Worth a matinee on a hot day. Spring for popcorn too. Ha

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