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MOVIE REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming Gives an Amazing Welcome to a New Spidey

(VVNG.com) – The world’s favorite web-slinger swings back into theaters in this entertainingly funny and action-packed flick that everybody who is in the mood to have a great time should watch.

Yeah, yeah I know what you’re going to say… “ANOTHER Spider-Man movie? Isn’t this like the 4th one?”… Actually it’s the 6th and… Who cares? You brushed your teeth yesterday, didn’t you? Does that mean you won’t ever brush them again? Today is a whole new day and this is a whole new Spider-Man.

This time around, the origin story is MIA. That means that you don’t have to see Peter Parker (Tom Holland) getting bit by a radioactive spider or witness Uncle Ben dying, AGAIN. Instead, the movie starts right after the events of Captain America: Civil War, when Peter already has his powers, and focuses on his life in high school and how he has to juggle schoolwork, superpowers and super hormones.

There is also a big difference (that makes me go into full nerd-mode whenever I think about it) between this Spider-Man movie and the previous versions… He is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!!! O-M-Goodness, right? (insert excited emoji and nerd-glasses-wearing emoji here). This means that he lives in the same universe as (and is connected to) other great superheroes like Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man.

Speaking of Geniuses, Playboys, Billionaires and Philanthropists, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr, AKA Iron Man) actually comes out and plays a pretty major part in this flick. He is the mentor/father figure that Peter is trying to impress and show that he is worthy of being an Avenger.

And if that wasn’t enough for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man to have to deal with, he also has to go up against the Vulture. A ruthless, badass bad guy played (superbly) by Michael Keaton.

Now, if the thought of watching Spider-Man fighting Batman doesn’t make you want to watch this flick, nothing will, and I feel kind of bad for you… Lol, Jk (kind of).

I give Spider-Man: Homecoming, the “Checky Seal of Approval!” This flick does a marvelous job of entertaining with its fast pace, witty dialogue, cool action sequences and plenty of SHOCKING surprises. Lots of other characters are introduced or talked about in a subtle way while never taking the spotlight away from our favorite teenage superhero. The film also manages to feel fresh even though it’s not the first time we’ve seen Spidey on screen and that is all thanks to Tom Holland who is fantastic as the new web-slinger, making him my favorite Spider-Man yet (sorry Toby and Andrew).   

I suggest you swing by your local cinema and check this flick out in 3D. There is a scene in the Washington Monument that makes the extra charge totally worth it. And in case this is the first time you have ever watched a Marvel flick, there are two end credit scenes that you should wait for.

So, what did you think of Spider-Man: Homecoming? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.

Official Synopsis: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

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