Hawaii Mom Blog: Spider-Man: Homecoming Review - Now in Theaters




July 7, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review - Now in Theaters

Spider-Man: Homecoming Synopsis (Rated PG-13):
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.

My review:
Peter Parker/Spider-Man is ready and willing to go on a huge mission, but Tony Stark, his mentor, thinks otherwise.  Eager to resolve situations that will prove himself Avenger-worthy, Peter swings through New York City, searching for the bad guys, and trying to do good whenever possible.

Peter eventually stumbles upon an evil gang which has access to some of the most dangerous weapons he's ever seen - weapons that could do serious damage if in the wrong hands.  He tries telling Tony Stark about his discovery, but it seems as if Peter just continues to be ignored and dismissed.  Wanting to show Tony Stark once and for all that he can be more than just the "friendly neighborhood Spider-Man," Peter sets out on his own to destroy the high-tech gun-toting villains.

But things don't go as planned.

Peter Parker ends up having to relinquish his suit, but ultimately realizes he doesn't need the high-tech Spider-Man suit to do good in the world.

I thought Tom Holland did a great job as Peter Parker/Spider-Man - someone pulled in so many directions, struggling with different identities, and torn with some of the typical teenage angst most highschoolers are known to feel.  I also thought it was fantastic watching local boy Jacob Batalon as Ned Leeds, Peter Parker's best friend, on the big screen.  He provided a lot of the humor as he struggles in keeping his best friend's alternate identity a secret.

And I just love Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man.  Always charming and witty, I enjoyed whenever he was on screen (although I didn't like the little quip Tony Stark made about bloggers!).

Spider-Man: Homecoming was full of action and adventure, with the right amount of humor, and an interesting revelation that I did not see coming.  

My kids really enjoyed the movie.  There were no really scary parts, and although some of the jokes went right over their heads, they liked all of the thrilling and comical scenes.

Be sure to stay for the end credits - the very end credits!

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