First Spider-Man: Homecoming critic reactions say it’s “the best Spider-Man movie, period.”

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Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does whatever a spider can! And for many years what he did was just disappoint and get rebooted by Sony. But now Spidey – or at least the cinematic version of the wall-crawler – is back in the hands of the people who created him: Marvel. This new, younger Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, already impressed mightily in Captain America: Civil War, despite only being in it for a short while. Can he be as good in his own feature film though?

Well, the first press screenings for the movie happened over in LA on Friday, and although there’s still an embargo in place preventing any full reviews from going out, the lucky folks who got to see it are allowed to put their short reactions on social media. And the reactions thus far have been overwhelmingly positive! Tonnes of praise is being heaped on its humour and the ability to feel like a feel-good high school movie (which Marvel said they were going for) and a modern comic book superhero movie. Much like in Civil War, everybody seems to love Holland as both Peter Parker and Spider-Man, saying he just nails the character, while MCU newcomer Michael Keaton is also feeling the love as the movie’s baddie, the Vulture.

There are some detractors saying that it’s a bit light on the drama, but seeing as how melodramatic and mopey some of the past Spider-Man iterations got, I’m not surprised that Marvel are skirting that area now. Overall though, many are declaring Spider-Man: Homecoming as not just one of the best Marvel movies to date, but as possibly the best Spider-Man movie ever! Oh and apparently it’s got one incredible post-credits scene!

Spider-Man: Homecoming was directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) and written by Watts, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Along with Tom Holland it also stars Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Tony Revolori, Logan Marshall-Green, Jon Favreau, Laura Harrier, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine and Tyne Daly. It is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017 (which now can’t get here quick enough!). Here’s the official synopsis:

A young Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Last Updated: June 26, 2017

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • I knew this would happen. Even the worst Marvel Spiderman > Sony Spiderman.

  • Matthew Figueira

    YASS!

  • GooseZA

    Yaaaaay!

  • YIS!

  • Fox1 – Retro

    That’s what they said about the last 2 Spidyman movies.

    • No. Nobody said this. It’s been almost universally accepted that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 was the best of the entire lot before now.

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