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Buzz Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming

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For all comic lovers and movie critics, Spiderman: Homecoming is a cinematic depiction of the comic feel of your favorite neighborhood superhero. Apparently, 21-year old actor (are we sure about this??); Tom Holland is boyish enough to play a 15-year-old Peter Parker. My Buzz Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming is based off my reassured confidence in the future of spandex costumes and our neighborhood superhero.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming portrays Peter’s constant struggle to fit his big world into his small life. Remember how when we were kids, we always wanted to take those giant strides when we were least ready for them?…yeah! you get the picture, you smart! Have a lollipop! This take on the teenage Spidey, is a high-school student with a “Stark internship” and a superhero identity that never keeps him close to the ground. He faces off against a winged menace with alien technology; The Vulture (yeah, a spider fought a vulture, don’t ask). The Vulture played by Michael Keaton, had averagely genuine motivations for being bad and staying bad as with most villains of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and hence managed to escape killer darts from my Buzz Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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The Sony Entertainment (yeah, the guys who gave us Andrew Garfield) and Marvel Studios production in conjunction with Jon Watts and a couple of other creative writers gives us a thrilling and fast paced action flick, built up dramatically, and laced with beautifully significant snippets of scenes that leaves you wanting more the inexperienced hero. Spider-Man: Homecoming also gives us a dose of the back and forth drama of the high school life which our hero faces when he’s not saving the day (ps. he still does homework). This was a movie riddled with teething troubles which included grappling with web-grenades and other complex things, while trying to avoid getting sucked into airplane propellers…Shhh, you heard nothing.

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Although, the movie still had its flaws, it was fun, a big improvement from the usual Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s versions of the  wall crawling teenager– as good as those were – yeah I said it. Spider-Man: Homecoming captures the tone of the original comics, and as expected there were messages about power, responsibility, and finding the strength within, …else it wouldn’t be a Spider-Man Movie.

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Nonetheless, the cast is impressively diverse; and It’s great to see Marvel studios paying a positive attention to diversity. The entire cast gave an impressive performance especially Jacob Batalon as Peter’s best friend; Ned Leeds and Tony Revolori as Peter’s nightmare; Flash Thompson. Laura Harrier (Liz Allan) and Zendaya (Michelle) being the ladies added a combination of high school romance and creepy, very creepy relationships to the light-hearted flick.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is not a perfect movie, the plot does not have an entirely clear trajectory, and the major fall outs were more philosophical than consequential, making it difficult for the audience to feel a large sense of loss and sympathy for Spidey himself. This would all have been okay if this was a movie for kids alone, but considering that it was rated PG-13, there had to be more compelling fallouts for young adults to agree that the hero faced a potentially dangerous threat that could push his limits. Robert Downey’s role as the Tony Stark was handled professionally enough to ensure that Iron Man didn’t over shadow our web-slinging hero. Ps, Stark is a horrible mentor! Did I say that out loud? Sorry Robert!

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In my opinion, Spider-Man: Homecoming is a bit overhyped. It gets you to the theatre with such high expectations but leaves you with a “that wasn’t so bad” feeling. I seriously anticipated those detailed slow-motion Spidey moves with excellent spider reflexes, but instead, i got fast-paced, “hard to keep up with” fight scenes with expensive gadgets that never granted me the luxury of witnessing much of the hero’s raw power. This left me with the questions of how much of the hero was the man? and how much of the hero was the suit? Nevertheless, the second and third acts of the movie however gives fan boys a lot to geek out about and a specific impressive scene gives a nod to the comics and clears my doubts about his raw strength – look out for this.

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Nonetheless, I am impressed by Tom Holland’s performance at depicting a hero that has come to mean so much to multiple generations of movie lovers. This is an incredible milestone and my Buzz Review of Spider-Man: Homecoming was not only inspired by movie itself but the optimism it portrays about the future of the character.

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Buzzers Concensus:

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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Offiicial Synopsis of Spider-Man: Homecoming:

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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Buzz Meter - 82 %
Buzz Meter A beautifully rendered reboot that still needs a few improvements.
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Oluwaseun Oshin
Obvious movie junkie || Optimist in life

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