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Opinion: Spiderman Homecoming
Marvel Cinematic universe is out again with another reboot of Spiderman after the two Amazing Spiderman films starring Andrew Garfield as Spidey which failed to click the right nerves and it was no where near the cult trilogy of Tobey Maguire starrer. 21 years old Tom Holland is now our new Spidey and we know how good he looked in Captain America: Civil War in his tiny part and here also we knew he’ll shine which he did but the ultimate question is whether the film is good or not? And the answer is yes, it is fucking insane entertainer. Off late Marvel films are giving more importance to comedy be it Guardians of the Galaxy films, Ant-Man, Deadpool or now Homecoming.
The movie is a coming of age teen comedy than a superhero film. Holland as Peter Parker is unsure of his own powers, trying to prove himself and impress Stark, he is cute, energetic, and very much human. The young actor has delivered a fine performance and definitely looked the part. The film for a change has a very different villain this time unlike the world ending ones in the past, Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes Aka Vulture is a business man with a family and do bad things to be rich like Stark so that he can give a great life to his family, we all know Keaton is a fine actor and here too he packs a powerful punch as a baddy and convinces us with his portrayal despite not much have been developed about his character’s past. The action sequences are amazingly choreographed and the CGI is at the peak. The screenplay is extremely entertaining which is written by six people and the team work has done wonders.
The direction of Jon Watts is very young and up to the mark, he is very much clear that the film is for youths and not only for kids and hard core fans. The editing is crisp, cinematography of Salvatore Totino is a treat and the 3D experience is eye pleasing. Wait, there is Tony Stark also who attends an Indian wedding in the film, Robert Downey Jr. is as usual a seasoned bird to play Ironman and here also as the mentor of Spiderman his presence lights up the film even more. And there’s Captain America too, this time as a comic part, watch out for Cris Evans scenes. The movie also has a little bit of Gywneth Paltrow and a big announcement of Ironman. Will give no spoilers, do watch the post credit scenes. The love interest of Spidey played by Laura Harrier has nothing substantial to do but she looked good and Peter Parker’s Aunt May played by Marisa Tomei is pitch perfect. All in all it is a fun ride and a fresh take on Spiderman, it might not be the best Spiderman film of all time because Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman 1 & 2 are etched forever in our hearts but Holland’s one is young, youthful, juvenile and invigorating. Do watch it I am going with 4 stars out of five.