Spider-Man: Homecoming (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Action Adventure, Sci-fi
Director: Jon Watts
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 133 minutes

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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7.7
Good: Great plot, good actors and stunts
Bad: The teenage concept might not be for everyone
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A lot of the Marvel characters have received their own movie, Spider-Man being one of them. The previous ones weren’t really connected to the Avengers, which is different in Spider-Man: Homecoming. You’ll see quite some familiar faces and a new actor for the leading role, Are you ready to dive head-first into this sticky story?

Spider-man: Homecoming

After the events from The Avengers, the town of New York was in shambles. Entrepreneur Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) thought this was a nice opportunity to salvage the remains of the alien invasion. His plan was succeeding until the government stepped in and relieved him from his job. This was a huge issue, as he has a family to support and he bought new trucks & hired a new crew to help him with the job. Being angry by this decision, he refused to listen and continued his salvaging on a different way. Eight years later, weaponry with alien influences are being developed, tainting the streets.

On another note, the young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) has the time of his life with the Avengers. He was able to help Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and even fight some of his heroes. His goal is to actually join this gang of heroes and with the gift from Tony, it looks like he’s going in the right direction. He even got into the fight with Captain America (Chris Evans) himself. Afterwards, he gets a rather cold shower though and has to go back to school. After a few months of giving Happy (Jon Favreau) some updates in the hope to get a new mission, his secret identity is uncovered by his closest friend Ned (Jacob Batalon). Together they try to raise Peter’s reputation, but this doesn’t turn out ok. In the end, he is stressed out by the ‘Stark internship’, making his aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and friends worry. When Peter discovers quite a big problem, things go south rather fast.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

If you keep the other movies in mind, with the different set of actors and way of telling the story, this one surely stands out. The plot itself is rather good, with the usual plot twists and puns here and there, which will keep you interested. The flow of the movie is at the right pace and you get some nice references to the previous movies like The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War, making it easier to determine when this is exactly taking place. Although it is yet another Spider-Man movie, it does feel different due to these extra aspects. The several stunts look really well done and the Vulture looks menacing and really lifelike, just as the other computer-generated images and backgrounds.

It’s good to see that they tried to do something new and used a lot of young people for the cast as the story revolves around a teenager. Due to these elements, it’s actually more like a high school movie but with quite some action and punch. With this young crew a rather special video is created, not only focussing on Spider-Man but other problems that might be popping up in a young adolescent life. Especially the protagonist Tom Holland does a splendid job and you can really see and feel him growing up during the movie. His friend Ned, played by Jacob Batalon, and aunt May really do a fantastic job as well. Michael Keaton, playing the antagonist, is capable of showing several sides to the story, making it that much better.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

A lot of extra content was added so you’ll be busy for a while. First, the gag reel is available together with some deleted and extended scenes. Also, you can get some extra commentary while watching the movie. If you want to know how they tackled certain stunts, found the perfect crew and the story of Vulture, there are several different extras covering these aspects. Being a superhero might sound fun, but there are some pros and cons attached, which are discussed as well. Next to all these things, there are also some previews and trailers available.

Conclusion

If you want to watch a good movie with some teenager problems but superhero stunts, be sure to check this new Spider-Man movie. Tom Holland does a splendid job as the new sticky hero and goes through quite a metamorphosis. Together with the other actors, a lightweight but fun film is created and takes you to the next step of the story in the Marvel universe.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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