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Spider Man returns to the big screen in Spider Man: Homecoming.

posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:30 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Robby Timmler, Promotional Director

Posted August 15th, 2017

Spider Man: Homecoming is the third reboot of Spider Man coming off the unliked Amazing Spider Man 2. This time the movie starts out with Peter Parker’s/Spider Man’s recruitment to Iron Man’s/ Tony Stark’s team during Captain America: Civil War. After that, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr) tells Peter (played by Tom Holland) to stick to doing small stuff like getting cats out of trees or catching purse thieves. Peter can't wait till the next Avengers retreat, but is stuck having to go to High School. There he hangs out with his friend Ned (play by Jacob Batalon) and fantasies about his crush Liz (played by Laura Harrier). That is up until Spider Man stops bank robbers that were using alien technology mixed with human technology. The next night Spidey finds the bank robbers again, but this time they were selling the weapons. Spidey shuts down the weapons deal, but is attacked by the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton) a bird man that steals alien parts from Avenger battle zones that can be used to make weapons. Iron Man then save Spider Man and tells him to stay away from the Vulture and his gang. Peter does the opposite and continues to investigates the Vulture, which leads Peter to find out about the Vulture’s big robbery that he and his gang are going to pull off. So it's up to Spider Man to stop the Vulture and save the day.

Spider Man:Homecoming is refreshing and new. Tom Holland is great as both Peter Parker and Spider Man making both characters relatable to the audience. The Vulture is a relatable villain in that he started out helping clean up the city from the Avengers fight in New York, but gets screwed out of it and has to support his family somehow, so he sells weapons.  The Peter Parker/ Tony Stark relationship is strong and has great chemistry. The two big things that this movie has over the others is that it's not an origin story and it isn’t cramming Spider Man characters down our throats with only one or two Spider Man references at the end, so the audience is allowed to understand Peter Parker’s and the Vulture’s character.The weakness of the film is that the trailers showed too much like the boat scene and Tony taking the Spider Man suit, because those were major plot points of the film. Spider Man: Homecoming gets 9/10 stars.