I just want to start by saying that I’m not really a Spiderman fan and I also think Toby Mcguires Spiderman movie was my favorite, buuut that’s because I’m a sucker for the darker films. (if you don’t remember, that first film was actually dark as hell) This Spiderman script is lucky though as hes already been established in the Capt America Civil War movie. The best thing about this is I don’t need to watch Uncle Ben die again. (my heart can’t take it) If you havnt seen Civil War though, you might want to see it before seeing this.
Michael Keaton bring clear drive and motive to The batman- I mean The Birdman- I mean the Vulture and Tom Holland brings us into the complicated high school world of a 15 year old with super powers. RDJ’s Tony Stark plays as Spideys father figure but for a while everything felt a little pointless until BUM BUM BUUUUUUUUM…. The plot twist happened. From this point I was completely engrossed in the film and the movie finally breaks free of the Marvel film mold.
Sure its still a superhero film but not like all the others. Spidey doesn’t have chip on his shoulder and he’s not out for revenge, this is the story of a good guy being good because it’s the right thing to do. It’s refreshing it’s exciting, funny, intense and Marvels first coming of age film. Also Tony stark is the perfect father figure/mentor for this Spiderman as he says “if you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it” which is the lesson he learned in Ironman 3. I cant say much more without spoiling it so here it, It’s a great Avengers film on a much smaller scale with almost nothing to do with the Avengers (that’s a good thing) do you need to see it in a movie theatre? Not really. It’s less action dependent than the other films. Jordan Rating 7/10 (I’d go higher but like I said, It’s a little too happy for me but that’s personal taste) Also Props to the casting team for casting such a culturally diverse cast. Probably Marvels most culturally diverse movie ever.