Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)
So considering I just tore into my entire family for not watching Spider-man: Homecoming in theaters and everyone seeing them months or years after it came out, it must mean that it is one of my FAVORITE MCU movies, right? Eh, not really.
Honestly, I wanted more Spider-man action. Spider-man was kind of underwhelming. He spent most of the movie trying to work his suit, without even the fun of his suit wanting to eat people. I do like the Instant Kill version of the suit looking similar to the Assassin Spider-man.
We also don’t get the same level of competence Spider-man showed in Civil War. Save for the beginning of the Ferry fight and at the final battle, we don’t see much of his fighting ability. In Civil War he clowned The Falcon and Winter Soldier. Hell, he somewhat held his own against Cap. . . .okay, he got a few shots in, but experiance won out on that one. In this he spends most of the fighting getting dragged around, getting shown up, or overall just not doing a great job.
However, it does a great job showing Peter taking his role of Spider-man seriously. He doesn’t use his powers to showboat. He doesn’t use his identity as Spider-man to gain favor. When his friend tries to convince him to show up at a party, Peter decides it is the wrong thing to do. Good on you Spider-man avoiding an awkward situation.
Michael Keaton was brilliant, everyone says so.
Honestly, I wish the comedy came more from Spider-man’s wit than just what is happening to Spider-man.
The main problem is that they took Spider-man away from the buildings and the sky scrapers, and kept him on the ground and out of the areas where he can swing webs like crazy. Tobey McGuire’s and Andrew Garfield’s versions of Spider-man were both amazingly quick and agile. Tom Holland spends a LONG time climbing the Washington Monument and when he reaches the top he is winded.
The story is well done, and fortunately no evil Spider-man as the villain, but I wanted a little bit more from my Spider-man. But I think we have some good foundations to build on. Really excited for Far From Home.
Well, now we go to a funnier movie than Spider-man, Thor Ragnarok!