Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short), and the third rendition of the iconic comic book character. I’m not going to lie at this stage in the MCU I basically have to be dragged kicking and screaming to see the films, but I never regret seeing them by the time the credits roll.. and Homecoming is no exception.
I adored Tom Holland’s turn as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, this version of the character really fixed all the problems I had with both Tobey McGuire and Andrew Garfield’s characters. Holland fit the role perfectly in my opinion, he had that geeky vibe without being pegged as a geek/ outcast at school and unlike the previous actors to play the character Holland can actually pull off playing a 15/ 16 year old kid in school.
There was a bit of a typical teenage angst feeling in the plot of Homecoming I quite appreciated. One of my biggest issues with the previous films were that Peter Parker slid into the role of Spider-Man too easily and it all came too naturally for him, whereas with Homecoming Peter didn’t slide into the role of “hero” easily. There was a struggle, a battle to be taken seriously in the eyes of Tony Stark and the Avengers.. which honestly is how it should be, and having that be an integral part of the plot was fantastic.
In my opinion Tom Holland makes the perfect Peter Parker/ Spider-Man and Homecoming is what Sony should have done in the first place all those years ago when they first filmed Tobey McGuire’s Spiderman. I cannot wait to see where Holland takes this character in the films to come, and I hope to see more of him in other MCU films.
Spider-Man: Homecoming was a refreshing approach to our friendly neighbourhood hero-to-be and if you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend you do! Trust me, you won’t regret taking the time out of your day to see this film.