TITLE: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
DIRECTOR: JON WATTS
STARRING: TOM HOLLAND, MICHAEL KEATON, JACOB BATALON, JON FAVREAU, MARISA TOMEI, ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
There's just enough in Spider-Man: Homecoming to wet the appetites of Marvel fans, who have wanted the character over at Marvel Studios for a while now. The ultimate problem with Homecoming, is that it is essentially an origin story with no origin story. Most of the film gets lost in its meta-John-Hughes-thing, it forgets to be something of value. In fact, nothing of real value happens in the film. Essentially, Homecoming feels like it only exists to tell people that Spider-Man, is friends with The Avengers. And, hey, he can be in those movies too! And, hey, hipster Millennials, it's like a John Hughes movie! Instead, throughout most of the film, Peter Parker is forced to Batman Begins his way through stuff, via a very contradictory method from Tony Stark. Holland, is fine as the character, even if his shtick can get tiresome. Michael Keaton, is owning his role as Adrian Toomes. Vulture is a nice villain, but that's only credit to Keaton, as the character pretty much has one purpose here. And no, it's not to be the bad guy. The film has its moments, and while not on my top list of Spider-Man, nor Marvel entries, it's is fun summer entertainment.