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MOVIE REVIEW: Spiderman Homecoming – The Spiderman that fans deserve

By Jesica Slabbert - Jul 13, 2017
MOVIE REVIEW: Spiderman Homecoming – The Spiderman that fans deserve

Ever since Captain America Civil War came out, fans have been going crazy over the new addition to the Avengers World: Spiderman.

There was an expected uproar over the webbed avenger and his introduction to the fans, many complaining that there have been too many attempts at creating a decent Spiderman movie and that none can seem to properly represent him an bring justice to his comic book character.

The first Spiderman movies with Toby Maguire, took away the mechanical web-shooters that represented Peter Parker’s ingenuity and intelligence for his character, and focused a little too much on his relationship with his love interest Mary-Jane Watson.

The Amazing Spiderman movies starring Andrew Garfield, failed to show the nerdy side of Peter Parker, and the villains were subpar at best.

So with a track record like that, it came as no surprise that fans were not expecting much from another new Spiderman.

Yet much to the fans delight, Tom Holland managed to bring out the Spiderman that really needed to be shown; a teenager struggling with school, bullies, romance, and balancing a superhero internship on the side.

After experiencing real hero work with the Avengers, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) wants nothing more than to become an official Avenger and join his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), aka Ironman, and fight crime to the best of his ability. But Peter soon finds that there is a lot more to being a hero than having powers and wearing a suit. Desperate to prove himself as more than just a friendly neighbourhood superhero, Peter finds himself involved in an illegal alien weapon trade, and encounters his first villain, the Vulture (Michael Keaton). Peter soon finds himself taking on more than he can handle and is faced with choices that will change his life forever.

Spiderman Homecoming gives as a true down to earth Spiderman, that paints him as a kid trying to prove himself in a world of heroes and villains while balancing homework and his family and friends on the side. You will see Peter struggle with keeping his identity a secret and struggle to prove himself to his mentor as he tries to be more than just a friendly neighbourhood Spiderman.

One of the best things about Homecoming; was that no explanations were needed. We didn’t need to be told who the Avengers were, we didn’t go into the hero’s history, or go into deep explanations for the Vulture. We see a hero that is still learning the ropes and ends up getting smacked around quite a bit trying to live up to what he thinks a hero should be.

All in all Spiderman Homecoming provides a fresh look at the idealism of superheroes, has plenty of jokes that leave you in stitches, and characters that you find yourself relating to more than any of the Avengers, because Spiderman is not totally capable, he fails just like any other person, but he doesn’t give up and he doesn’t lose sight of what really matters.