Spider-Man returns for an epic battle with Iron Man as his sidekick
In the last 15 years, there have been a few reincarnations of Marvel’s “Spider-Man” to hit the big screen. First Tobey Maguire, followed by Andrew Garfield as the webbed superhero. Both version were quite entertaining, but the latest version, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” starring Tom Holland is the best yet. Not only did Iron Man a.k.a. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) make comical cameos, the action didn’t overshadow the acting, and there was something more palatable, that made this film stand out from the rest, with an air of ‘realism’.
Plot: The film picks up where “Captain America: Civil War” (2016) left off. Peter Parker is trying to settle back into his teen life after participating in the ultimate battle between the Avengers. Now he’s on pins and needles anticipating when Stark will summon him to the next superhero face-off. But Stark, who just sees Parker as a kid, is reluctant to give Spider-Man the green light. As you can imagine, Stark’s witty banter easily disarms Parker.
But that doesn’t keep Parker from trying to prove that he has what it takes to save the day–Avenger style. As with any comic book plot, there’s a superhero, their mentor, a sidekick, and of course, a super villain. But this plot also had a subtle twist that I didn’t see coming, and I bet you won’t either. There’s just enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat, but not so much that the characters and their storylines get lost in the shuffle.
Style: The style moment in “Spider-Man:Homecoming” hands down is the Spidey costume, which is definitely souped up compared to the previous films. It’s tech-enhanced with a spider on the chest that is a detachable drone, and it shrinks to fit–making it easy for Parker to suit up. Spider-Man’s suit definitely got an update this time around.