Script: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Cast: Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zendaya
Setting: New York
Rated : 7 Stars
Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges. (IMDb)
It sure does seem like there has been a hell of a lot of Spider-man movies. Too many in fact, and when I first heard that another was on the way I really wasn’t impressed. But he was great in Civil War, so I had a little hope. I did think a whole movie might be a bit much, I am so glad that I was wrong, because Homecoming was really good fun.
A tad too long I think, I certainly felt at one point that there seemed to be a lot of film left for how long I’d been in the cinema, but I wasn’t bored.
Holland plays the teenage Peter Parker very well, I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets on as Todd in Chaos Walking, if that film is half as good as the books it’ll be awesome. And all the rest of the cast did their jobs very well. Keaton I thought was great, even if I did keep thinking back to Birdman. And I really liked that a lot of the supporting case shows New York’s diversity, pity all the main parts were *all* white, and male. Was there a big female part in the film? And I don’t think it past the Bechdel Test, but I might be wrong there, did Peter’s female team-mates talk science to each other… I can’t quite recall.
Anyways, it more than kept me entertained, it certainly made me laugh, and I’ll have no problem watching it again. But1 it isn’t a film that I would say I loved, or would be urging everyone to see. Good, but not great.