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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Matthew Demchak, Opinion Editor

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New York’s Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is back in the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Now, I was incredibly excited when I first heard about the deal between Marvel and Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. My only concern was if the person playing him would be good. After Andrew Garfield’s less than stellar performance in the Amazing Spider-Man movies, I was really hoping that the actor cast for the part would actually know how to act as Peter Parker.

After seeing Tom Holland’s performance as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, I was very satisfied with him as the new Spider-Man. But one small appearance in a movie was not enough. For me to truly accept him as the new Spider-Man, he had to do a good job in his own movie.

And boy did he deliver.

Set a little bit after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker struggles to balance his social life and his secret life as Spider-Man, as well as trying to prove himself to Tony Stark that he can be an Avenger. Soon enough, Parker comes into conflict with a villain known as the Vulture. With Stark unavailable, Peter must suit up and defeat the Vulture before he hurts those closest to him.

This film had an amazing plot to it. It wasn’t about a hero doing the right thing to save the world from being destroyed by aliens or robots or crazy guys with red skulls. It was about a boy coming of age and realizing the kind of hero he needs to be to defend the city. Overall, it just had a great feel to it, alongside the classic Spider-Man humor that every Spider-Man movie has to have.

I give this movie a 9.7/10, for an outstanding plot, great acting from Tom Holland, and the humor. To all you Spidey fans out there: go see this movie. It redeems the Spider-Man movie franchise.

Be prepared to see Tom Holland again in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.

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