Spider-Man: Homecoming, one of this year’s highly anticipated summer films of 2017, swung its way to both theaters and audiences everywhere.
Thrilled after his experience helping fight alongside the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, 15-year-old Peter Parker is now under the watchful eye of his mentor Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, as he sets out to prove he is more than just “your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”
The young hero attempts to balance his new responsibilities and normal everyday life, such as living with his Aunt May and dealing with the typical social issues of high school. A new threat known as the Vulture emerges and seeks revenge after being driven out of business thanks to Starks Damage Control team.
Now it is up to Peter to not only save the day and those he holds dear around him but to discover what it truly means to be a hero as well.
Entering its second reboot (and hopefully its last), Spider-Man: Homecoming offers a fresh take on a familiar and well-known character without having to rehash yet another origin story while also offering a lot to its fans. One could even argue this is the long anticipated Spidey film everyone has been waiting for since its first big release back in 2002.
What makes this film enjoyable is its pacing and the characters—especially its lead frontrunner Tom Holland.
As the youngest actor to portray Spider-Man, Holland is a great (if not the best) Spider-Man to date to take on the red and blue uniform. His portrayal of Spider-Man is not only comedic and entertaining, but it is his take on the social outcast and young Peter Parker that makes audience members generally invested in the cha