Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)


Spiderman: Homecoming is specific in many ways. First, because it is a product of cooperation between Sony and Marvel. Secondly, because it is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Third, because this is Spidey for new generations, that is. iron-clad Spider-Man, with a thousand and one gadgets, etc. Still, the essence and charm of old Spider-Man was retained, and thus it was a pleasure to watch him. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), a 15-year-old with special abilities, was introduced to us in Captain America: Civil War by Tony Stark aka Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.). There we saw him in one action with a part of Avengers, when he stole the Captain’s shield. Since then, we’ve all been eager to see Spider-Man in our own film again, and here we are.

Spiderman: Homecoming takes us back to the time after Avengers and the Battle of New York. After the devastation of the same, teams were hired to clean up the remnants of alien technology, and the company is run by Adrian Tums (Michael Keaton), who invested everything in it. However, Tony Stark and the D.O.D.C. After that, Adrian secretly retains part of the alien technology and forges a dangerous plan. Years later, we continue where we left off with Captain America: Civil War. Peter was brought home from Berlin. Tony let him keep the suit and instructed Happy (Jon Favreau) to supervise him.

Spider-Man, with high expectations after the performance with the Avengers, expects many more great deeds and actions, but all he does are small things in his neighborhood. There are no calls from Stark and Avengers, and it seems that there won’t be. At the same time, Spider-Man encounters bandits who have powerful weapons. Following the trail, it will take him on an adventure that may be too much for him, and that leads to many troubles.

Like I said, the new Spidey is specific for a number of reasons. We don’t get the story from the beginning, as we have so far, but we continue in the Marvel Universe, so we somehow skipped the Origin story. This is by no means a problem, but simply fits into the entire universe and works perfectly. And not only that, but it also brings us parts of the story that are skipped in all MCU movies. The story itself is, let’s say, very drinkable and, above all, fun. Time simply flies by and not a single moment of attention falls. While everything is adapted to Peter’s age, ie. we are watching a real teenage story, at the same time very serious things are happening. First of all, very dangerous. In this kind of collision of these two, at first incompatible worlds, we get a set of cinema entertainment = effects / action / much, much fun.

The film was directed by Jon Watts, known for the unusual films Clown and Cop Car, so it was an unusual choice for me. However, it turned out that swimming in the world of superheroes comes to him somehow naturally. I say this because he made a really great, Marvel movie. From a technical point of view, there is no objection, everything works phenomenally. The effects, music and action scenes are flawless and exciting, which is to be expected given the 175 million heavy budget, but giving one blockbuster a soul is already something that many have failed to do, while Watts certainly has.

His Spider-Man is a full-blooded blockbuster, but he has a great and interesting story and, most importantly, he is totally fun. He is imbued with humor, which is mostly contributed by Peter Parker’s school, teenage misery, but certainly also by Spider-Man’s troubles, which he gets into during his heroic performances. This is exactly what the comic book Spider-Man is like, who, while doing the most dangerous things, gets into incredible side troubles and, characteristically, does not stop blabbering while doing it. Watts did a great job and used everything he had at his disposal, both technically and as an actor, and the cast is really great.

Michael Keaton as a villain is great. He is not, in the true sense, that dark, corrupt bastard, because he is driven by some other motives as opposed to the standard ones: money and power. However, slowly but surely, Spider-Man became the focus of his anger during the film, and Keaton made that transition phenomenally. Jacob Batalon in the role of Ned, Peter’s best friend and the other part of the tandem of losers in the school they attend, is in charge of the funny side or the so-called comic relief and it fits him great. He also has the honor of being a sidekick to Spider-Man, or as he puts it, a man in a chair. Ned and Peter work great together and that is clearly seen and is one of the trump cards of the film.