We last saw Peter Parker (Tom Holland) early last year as he impressed Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) with his phenomenal spider-like powers, leading him to be temporarily recruited as an Avenger. However, after being told he wasn’t ready, Parker found himself trying to prove his abilities. Telling his watchful Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) that he had been selected to partake in the “Stark Industries internship”, he’d cover his city-saving deeds whilst attempting to juggle homework, his participation in the decathlon team, and impressing his high school crush in the lead up to Homecoming.
As Parker gets more and more acquainted with his new powers, he finds himself itching to do something bigger than give directions to lost tourists, and help old ladies cross the street. So when he stumbles across Marvel’s newest villain, The Vulture (Michael Keaton), he is determined to keep his city – and those he loves the most – safe. Much to his dismay, Parker’s actions are merely seen as 'kids play' by his mentor, Stark, until he realises that his life’s work is being jeopardised.
Although slightly different to the traditional story we all know and love, 'Spider-Man Homecoming' focuses on a different side of Spider-Man, revealing parts of his personality from the comic books that we haven’t yet seen in either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield’s characters. This adaptation is primarily based in Parker’s high school, taking the audience on the journey of a 15-year-old kid trying to deal with high school issues, as well as trying to save the city. Encapsulating his youth has made this an interesting addition to the Marvel movies, with no other hero being as young or inexperienced as Parker is.
Tom Holland plays an exceptional version of our beloved Spider-Man in the latest Marvel movie, alongside an array of our favourite actors, and some great additions (Jon Favreau, Zendaya, and Donald Glover). With scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath, as well as hilariously relatable conversations that will make you laugh out loud, it’s a movie well worth seeing! As with many Marvel movies, make sure you stick around until after the credits for some extra Marvel insight...