|Rating||Run Time||Release Date|
|PG-13||133 Minutes||July 7th, 2017|
After just getting back from a showing with a group of friends in a packed theater, I’ll tell you this much, Spider-Man: Homecoming is an absolute must see summer movie. Here’s why (spoilers below):
Taking place after the invasion of The Avengers, we’re introduced to Adrian Toomes (played by Michael Keaton), who has secured a lucrative contact to clean up the mess left behind by the battle of New York. Unfortunately for Toomes and his band of blue collar workers, another company owned by none other than Tony Stark swoops in and takes over by government order. His money already spent and no work to pay off debts, Toomes is effectively bankrupted. With his mind turned to revenge on “The Man” for ruining his business, he and his group start making high tech, black market weapons using alien technology to make ends meet.
Fast forward eight years later and Adrian’s (now taking on the Vulture persona) team is peddling dangerous weapons all over the city. It’s up to Spider-Man to track down where these weapons are coming from and put a stop to it…while also being a teenager.
The pacing for the entire movie is absolutely spot on. I didn’t feel like at any point the movie started to lull just to setup future plot points. No over extended character exposition, just action, jokes, amazing visuals, and more jokes. This is by far the best entry for the young web slinger, and mixing in elements of the Marvel CU was icing on the cake. I’m beyond thrilled that Sony finally saw the light and freed Peter Parker back into the super hero group on the big screen.
Not one person in our group was dissatisfied with the movie, and with a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, you probably won’t be either.
Do yourself a favor and grab a ticket if you’ve been on the fence about this one, it’s worth it.