Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – Does Whatever Iron Man Can

I have a lot of issues with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Get it? Issues, like issues of a comic book. But really, this movie has a lot of problems. Spider-Man: Homcoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming could be a fun story about a kid discovering his new super powers. It’s just someone else’s powers. Iron Man’s, specifically. That suit that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) gave Peter Parker (Tom Holland) has more powers than his own Iron Man suit. When he can push a different button for every situation, it’s no longer about figuring out how to use his powers of web slinging and sticking to walls. Even Iron Man’s suits are stretching it with new gadgets that apply to this one specific situation in the movie. He has a lot of one time use accessories.

The CGI in Homecoming has regressed. It’s looser and wigglier so you can totally tell when it becomes Tom Holland again because normal physics and gravity resume. One day, someone will make a CGI jump that looks like a human being jumping. His jumps have no weight and he lands with no impact. If Spider-Man never loses momentum then what are the stakes for a chase?

Spider-Man: HomecomingEven though Homecoming is Spider-Man as an Iron Man movie, the one aspect lacking is Iron Man. Downey clearly shot as much as he could in limited time. A scene on a tower in the harbor is clearly on a green screen. Maybe you can’t get the actors up in that tower for real, but at least make it look like they’re outside.

This is probably the most kid-friendly Spider-Man movie. There’s no tragedy (which unfortunately robs it of any morality too) or any Sam Raimi intensity. One bad guy gets vaporized, but he knew the risks of the job. The soundtrack is all classic rock. For whom? Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming will surely make lots of money. It had the best commercial possible with Captain America: Civil War. There are plenty of Spider-Man Easter eggs and references to the MCU that will make fans happy. Picking up right from the events of Civil War is fun too, but unfortunately it never gives Spider-Man his own movie and saddles him with heavy machinery rather than letting him fly.

New SPIDER-MAN Actor Confirmed!


Today, Marvel sent out a press release finally nailing down which actor would play Spider-Man for the MCU. As it stands, the newest Spider-Man is set to be in IMAX on July 28, 2017 and directed by John Watts, an indie film director known for his Sundance Film Festival hit Cop Car and has directed many Onion News Network shows.


John Watts, the new Director for the Spider-Man reboot

But who is this new actor?


Tom Holland will play the new Spider-Man

It’s Tom Holland. Apparently, Marvel is really trying to get fresh talent as both the director AND the actor are pretty new in the business. Notable works include the Wolf Hall mini-series as well as voicing Sho in The Secret World of Arrietty (UK).


Congratulations, Tom on your new role!