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Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Jon Watts
  • 127 mins
  • 12

Summary

Superhero action adventure starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, yearns to become a member of super-team the Avengers, and is frustrated when Tony Stark urges him to first finish high school. However, when Parker discovers a local man is illegally selling alien technology, the nascent hero spies an opportunity to prove his world-saving worth.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Another film and another (relatively) new Spider-Man, this fresh twist on the franchise is as much about awkward high-school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as it is an elaborately costumed vigilante vanquishing evildoers. Parker wants to be welcomed fully into the Avengers fold, having cut his teeth in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, but Iron Man Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) doesn't think the young upstart is ready, so when a villainous crew led by Michael Keaton's Vulture terrorises his neighbourhood, the teenaged crime-fighter must go it alone to take them down. Holland brings hitherto unseen richer textures to the dual role, yearning for the best of both worlds; headline-grabbing hero and cool student who can persuade the best-looking girl in school to accompany him to the prom. Heroic, certainly, although Holland's superb performance makes the movie a celebration of underdogs, occasional pratfalls reminding us that Parker is still just a boy. An affectionate top-billing introduction to the new kid in town.

Credits

Cast

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Peter Parker / Spider-ManTom Holland (2)
Adrian Toomes / The VultureMichael Keaton
Tony Stark / Iron ManRobert Downey Jr
May ParkerMarisa Tomei
Happy HoganJon Favreau
Pepper PottsGwyneth Paltrow
MichelleZendaya
NedJacob Batalon
Aaron DavisDonald Glover
LizLaura Harrier
FlashTony Revolori
Herman Schultz / Shocker 2Bokeem Woodbine
Anne Marie HoagTyne Daly
Principal MoritaKenneth Choi
BettyAngourie Rice
Phineas Mason / TinkererMichael Chernus
Mac GarganMichael Mando
Jackson Brice / Shocker 1Logan Marshall-Green
Karen / Suit LadyJennifer Connelly
GaryStan Lee
Steve Rogers / Captain AmericaChris Evans
CharlesMichael Barbieri

Crew

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DirectorJon Watts

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2017-07-05
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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