G&G Movie Review: Spider Man Homecoming
OH MY GOD you guys! Ok, wait, I'm not going to get long winded in this review, but...
I am happy to report that, Spider-Man Homecoming is the "bee's mother-loving KNEES", Bro!
I love everything that they did with this story. Being that the Spider Man story is long and wide, and the movie franchise is extensive (10 spanning all the way back to 1977, and more on the way.) But I am extremely ecstatic about all the elements that Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures & Sony Pictures collectively decided to use to create the cornucopia of storytelling magic.
The Freshman Year of Peter Parker coming into his own as the Magnificent Spider Man.
For those of you that need a play by play on the synopsis, here it is directly from the Spider Man Homecoming Website:
"A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened."
And let me say that I am overjoyed by Tom Holland's (21 yrs old) performance as 15 year old Peter Parker.
I love this kid!
Every time his face appeared on all 65 feet of that 3D movie screen, my face hurt from all the smiling. I literally & figuratively smiled the entire time! His movements, comic timing, emotion, pain, fear & shyness, all rang crystal clear.
The entire cast was Fan-freakin-tastic! Every last one of them: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
And you know what, I am not mad that Peter Parker likes the bi-racial/black "sisters" (wink-wink.)
I am also not mad that Aunt Mae is smoking hot, and everyone she encounters, falls madly in love with her. LOL. And just to add, I am not mad at the Spider Suit (super nice) or the sneak peek at the possible Spider Suit for the future Infinity War Movie. And most of all, I am not mad at Donald Glover's portrayal of Aaron Davis (The Prowler) & dropping that Easter egg! Hope to see it hatch in coming years, if we're lucky.
But I am kinda-sorta mad at the Iron Man suit. It looked like it was half finished. But hey, its all good.
All around, I think SM:HC is and will continue to be a huge success!
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