Following the positive first reactions last week, the first reviews for Spider-Man: Homecoming have arrived and it could be the best Spidey outing yet. Tom Holland’s first solo outing as Spider-Man lands in cinemas next week and sees him battle Michael Keaton’s Vulture, with help from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) after he gifted him a new Spidey suit at the end of Captain America: Civil War.
We’ll have our thoughts on it soon but, for now, here’s a selection of the first reviews.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming, the web-slinger’s first solo movie under the Marvel Studios umbrella (but produced in conjunction with distributor Sony Pictures), is a sweet, witty, briskly-paced romp that captures everything that has made Peter Parker and his costumed alter ego such a lovable and enduring character for over half a century.”
“Yet coming after the two Andrew Garfield Spider-Man films, which were the definition of super-forgettable competence, the movie is just distinctive enough, in concept and execution, to connect and become a sizable hit. If so, it could prove a key transitional film in the greater cinematic universe of comic-book movies.”
“The sixth Spider-Man movie in 15 years — and the third big-screen iteration of the beloved character — proves to be a fun, likable coming-of-age tale, albeit one weighed down by its air of familiarity and need to adhere to the overarching narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
“Spider-Man: Homecoming is so joyously entertaining that it’s enough to temporarily cure any superhero fatigue. There’s wit, smarts and a nifty, inventive plot that serves as a reminder of what buoyant fun such films can bring. It might have taken three attempts but Spider-Man has finally spun gold.”
“Marvel’s made a literal Homecoming in that one of their prized characters is no longer in a single-parent (Sony) household. The result is a Spider-Man that feels a little more punchy, laugh-filled, and exciting than one might expect from a property that’s already been given plenty of chances to succeed.”