23 August 2017; “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) Review

Now it is…Review Time!

Filled with great action sequences, heartfelt performances, as well as some funny moments, Spider-Man: Homecoming is clearly a fun addition to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) franchise.

Following after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (played by BAFTA winner Tom Holland) has to juggle life as a high-school student and a neighborhood crime fighter, while also being mentored by Tony Stark aka Iron Man (played magnetically by Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr.).


Cast and Performances:

Particular praise goes to Holland who plays with authenticity and charm.

A good cast that also includes Oscar nominee Michael Keaton as the antagonist Vulture, Primetime Emmy nominee Jon Favreau, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, and Golden Globe winner Donald Glover as a surprise feature to the cast.

On a fun note, Keaton is no stranger to the superhero genre, as he previously played Batman in the 1989 and 1992 version, and Birdman in Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014).

Intriguingly, Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker wanted to play Vulture if Keaton declined the role.


As previously mentioned, there are moments of hilarity.

Visual Effects:

No disappointment there.



While there are good stunts, it can be considered overused and/or over the top to some viewers.


As it is Marvel, there is yet another predictable ending when focusing on the Good Vs Evil theme.

Overall, an obvious but true winning entry to the MCU as well as satisfying fans of Spider-Man and the superhero genre, and included in the Best Superhero films of 2017.

My own picture taken at the cinema.