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Much awaited movie Spider man homecoming had hit the theatres today and boy Spider man made a great act in a movie which gave a fresh start to SPIDER MAN series.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director - Jon Watts
Cast - Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei
Rating - 4/5

Homecoming is the second time they’ve ‘rebooted’ the character. And that’s not an extraordinary event in itself – they do this all the time. What’s interesting is that on both previous occasions – the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire series, and the Marc Webb/Andrew Garfield run – the final films sank the franchise. For exactly the same reason – both Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were an overblown, overstuffed, and overpopulated mess. They were more preoccupied with setting up future sequels, than telling their story.

But Homecoming is different. For one thing, it’s much smaller. In tone, and in spirit, it comes closer than any Spider-Man movie before it to nailing the character Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created in the ‘60s. It’s so refreshing to see a movie which everyone expected to be huge in scale, and instead, get a teen comedy about a vulnerable boy fighting to be noticed in a world run by powerful men.

It’s too early in his career to tell – prior to this, his only feature credit was the odd indie Cop Car – but director Jon Watts shows he has a talent for handling character-driven films. There is action, make no mistake (how could there not be?), but unlike some other superhero movies, it isn’t overwhelming. It arrives infrequently, but when it does, you actually care about how it will end.

Marvel has accumulated tremendous power with their decade-old series of films. They’ve broken box office records. They’ve changed blockbuster moviemaking forever. They’ve made stars out of unknown actors. With these films, they’ve brought to life what old fans could only dream of, and they’ve given a new generation idols to look up to. These aren’t small achievements. But with this power, they also had a responsibility - to make good movies. It doesn’t sound like too much to ask, but sometimes, it can be.


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