Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Spider-Man Homecoming

As of late, I have been feeling Marvel Movie Fatigue set in.  At some point, all movie fans are going to get there; some have been there for a while, others may have a good couple of years still enjoying these movies.  But Civil War start me on the path of getting burnt out, and as such I wasn’t overly excited for the new Spider-man.  However, I ended up liking this one more than I thought. Its an enjoyable film with a likable lead, as we get to see Spider-man living the teenager experience. Its flashy and fun with some character weight behind it.

I don’t think it has what it takes to be a timeless superhero movie though. It lacks some emotional punch, and there are a lot of small details that I can see getting dated or grating, like Aunt May’s impromptu dance scene or how everyone knows him from Youtube.  It feels like its trying just a little too hard to be hip.  I also wonder what the deeper theme is here, and I suppose its about accepting your place?  Or accepting that there’s always room to learn and grow?  Either way, it didn’t feel THAT strong.

I actually didn’t mind how they fit it in to the larger Marvel universe, for the most part. The Vulture’s main gig, selling weapons from the crashed alien technology, is interesting and explores a smaller consequence of this larger world created. I don’t think I’m a fan of the robo-suit though.  But overall I found Spider-Man v3.0 to be a success.  I liked the lead, I liked the general story overall and I had fun with the action sequences, especially the one in Washington.  Better than expectations.


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