Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming ★★★½

MCU Marathon 16/25 (in two different sittings because of work)

Spider-Man: Homecoming, while a bit too overhated, falls on the “okay” territory. I appreciate that this was treated as a new direction for the iconic superhero Spider-Man, in terms of plot, setting, and characterization, but there is something lacking about this that makes it a rather one-time watch than something truly special. I really liked this one when I first saw it and even gave it an 8.5/10 upon leaving the theater as I was amazed at how they handled Spidey in the MCU, despite its shortcomings and despite it not surpassing the Raimi films. However, the more I rewatch this, the less enjoyable I find it to be (and it does get boring now in some rewatches). I do still like Tom Holland as Spider-Man as well as the new direction they took him, the characterization of the Vulture, the other performances (RDJ thankfully doesn’t steal the show, even though he is my personal favorite in the franchise), and Michael Giacchino’s music, but unfortunately, I think this could’ve been better and perhaps more enjoyable than it is.

7.5/10 (and I’m being fair as I don’t think it’s as bad as the fanbase says).

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