Eight Reasons You Should See Spider – Man Homecoming
Why 8 reasons to see Spider - Man Homecoming? Y'know, because spiders have eight legs! Yeah!
The first two Spider - Man movies from the early 2000s were long considered by fans and audiences to be the best based on the character. The later movies with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were just okay, and fans hoped that Marvel Studios would get the rights back to Spidey so they could work the same magic for him that they did for Iron Man and the Avengers. Sony and Marvel came to an agreement and a few years later, Spider - Man popped up in Captain America Civil War and now in his first solo movie, Spider - Man Homecoming
I saw the movie this morning and loved it! Here are 8 reasons I think you will, too!
Tom Holland is the youngest actor to play Spider - Man and to play the character as a 15 - year old like he was in the original comics. Holland brings charm, heart, and a sense of wonder and humor to Spidey we've only seen in the comics and a few animated series through the years. Based on his performance in Civil War and now Homecoming, it's a safe bet Holland will have a long career as the Webbed Wonder!
To kids who grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, Micheal Keaton will always be The Batman. He won acclaim for his role as a washed - up superhero actor in Birdman, but hadn't made a return to an actual superhero movie. Casting Keaton as Adrian Toomes, a.k.a. The Vulture, was a stroke of genius. Keaton is likable and familiar to audiences and his motive as a bad guy is so relatable that you'll find yourself agreeing with his point of view if not his actions.
Spider - Man and Peter Parker's supporting cast has always been one of the hallmarks of his comic book adventures. Spider - Man Homecoming features Marissa Tomei's Aunt May but also adds characters from the comics like Ned Leeds and Flash Thompson and a few classic Spidey villains you may not realize are in the movie.
Of course, this new Spider - Man movie is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man and Jon Favreau's Happy Hogan also make appearances, as well as a great cameo from my personal favorite Marvel comic book character.
The previous Spider - Man movies have been mixed bags, getting some things very right and others very wrong. One of the things most missed was the sense of fun and adventure that were always felt when reading Peter Parker's comic book adventures, especially Spider - Man's often LOL - worthy quips and wisecracks.
Fun and funny are the name of the game in Homecoming, which mixes comedy and superhero action in a way few other superhero movies have managed. There are serious moments in Homecoming, but it doesn't have the serious or dark tone seen in the earlier movies. The funniest scenes involved Peter's high school experiences and his troubles getting around without any tall buildings to swing from!
Even the weaker Spider - Man movies have had standout special effects and web - slinging action, but Homecoming takes Spidey's abilities and his world to a new level. You'll see new aerial moves, acrobatics, and web - slinging tactics as well as one of the best action sequences I've ever seen in a superhero movie (the airplane scene.)
Spider - Man remains one of the most iconic and beloved superheroes because he's not perfect and struggles with the same issues we all face: deadlines, love problems, work problems, and family problems. Peter Parker could be the guy next door or he could be you or me. He's a good kid that just wants to use his powers responsibly while also trying to have a life. That emotional core is all over Spider - Man Homecoming and is one of the reasons it's the best Spider - Man movie to date.
When Spider - Man first appeared way back in 1962, he was the first teenage superhero to get his own comic book. He wasn't a sidekick or a kid - version of an adult hero, he was a teenager who had superpowers and all the problems that come with them added to teenage problems like bullies, insecurity, making good grades, and so on.
The last two series of movies have shown us a little bit of Peter as a high school student, but both sets of movies spent little time exploring Peter's high school life and experiences before getting to his life as a college student.
Homecoming's Spidey is the youngest on and off screen; Tom Holland is 21 and Peter is 15. Most of the action in Homecoming takes place in and around Peter's high school and involves his friends and life as a student. The movie feels like a 1980s John Hughes movie because of it. Peter and his friends and classmates are portrayed realistically and look, sound, and act as teens do today.
Spider - Man Homecoming was scored by composer Michael Giacchino, who created the amazing soundtracks for movies like The Incredibles, Jurassic World, and TV shows like Lost and Alias. His score for Homecoming creates a youthful and fun feel atmosphere, and he even creates a full orchestra version of the classic Spider - Man theme song from the old cartoon.
Even better than the score is the soundtrack, featuring music by The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, and even Louisiana's very own Galactic, a jazz and funk band from New Orleans! Click here to listen to the individual tracks from the soundtrack.