The Slip Stream: Spider-Man Homecoming

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After our third reboot and installment of Spider-Man, he has left us swinging into theaters with utter excitement. Welcome Spider-Man to the MCU.

With our sixth Spidey film, Homecoming is amazingly exciting and playful. It is also a lot of fun to watch. Do you remember rummaging through your 1960 comic adventures that Steve Ditko and Stan Lee created for us? Yes it is that type of excitement.

Sony Pictures, who own the license to Spider-Man, made a deal with Marvel Studios to reboot the hero. Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, says that he considers Spider-Man the greatest super hero of all-time and he shows us his vision by providing us with one of his studio’s best movies.

Spider-Man Homecoming makes Tom Holland the most popular Spider-Man to this day. They have chosen to bypass the origin story we have seen two times already on the big screen. We first seen his appearance in Captain America: Civil War which was covered from a fifteen year old’s point of view.

Peter Parker still remains the smartest kid in his class and he looks into becoming an Avenger much to the dismay of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter’s life goes basically as any fifteen year old should. He plays part in an academic decathlon. He spends lots of time with his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) who is a geek.

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Pete consistently tries to evade his younger appearing Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), all while trying to sway his fantasy girl Liz Allen (Laura Harrier) to the school dance. He does so while ignoring the weird attention he gets from Michelle (Zendaya). He is able to accomplish all this with the distraction of his newly found enemy “The Vulture”(Michael Keaton).

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The movie basically tries to put you in the eyes of a teenager who gains powers and what that teenager would do with said powers. It isn’t so much throwing in humor but letting the energy of a young Tom Holland takes its place.

My only real complaint about the movie is the timeline seems to jump back and forth. It seems you start the movie after Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. then seem to jump into Captain America: Civil War and then afterwards. It can be a bit confusing at times where all is taking place, and how many different versions we will see of the Avengers tower. All in all though you will eventually figure it out.

Homecoming is easily the best Spider-Man movie we have had in over a decade. This journey of this teenage hero is likely to be what all the die hard fans wanted, and will probably convince the few left over that they need the hero in their lives as well.

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