Spider-Man slings himself back onto the big screen with an infectious style and excitability. Tom Holland is the perfect fit for both the role of Spider-Man and Peter Parker.
The movie never feels like it’s going over old, well trodden ground which is testament to the strong writing and fluid plot.
The opening scenes add a sympathetic element to the antagonist, Vulture, and believable motivations. As the plot unfolds the stakes heighten between him and Spider-Man in interesting and surprising ways. Although, his somewhat flippant descent into being comfortable with killing felt slightly jarring.
Peter Parker’s sidekick Ned provides an extra comedic layer to the film. Their friendship helps to keep things moving during the high school scenes which never descend into the realms of boring. However many scenes are stolen by Zendaya’s character Michelle, who is excellent throughout.
The action scenes are well choreographed, although the climactic battle does get a little hard to follow at certain points. Michael Giaccino provides his usual blend of subtle and bombastic for the movie’s soundtrack.
The romantic element with Liz didn’t quite stick, feeling somewhat contrived from the outset. However, it did manage to add an extra dynamic to the climax.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is an effective reintroduction to a character whom we are well acquainted with both cinematically and in his comic book origins. The movie does an excellent job of reinvigorating Spider-Man and breathing new life into the MCU.