Criticism of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: A disappointing film

We have already been able to see ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and this is our opinion on the new Marvel Studios movie with Tom Holland.

Yesterday came the day of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. After almost a month of waiting compared to USA and part of the rest of the world, the new film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) came to Spain. A film directed by jon watts and starring Tom Holland. And that it came with a huge (and from my point of view surprising) support from the critics who painted it as a masterpiece and the best adaptation of spider-man till the date.

But honestly, me’Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ I found it disappointing. Although I don’t think it’s a bad movie, I think it hasn’t lived up to expectations. The following three points are the basis of my critique. And this is what I will analyze in the following paragraphs:

  1. ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ it’s a good action movie. Although I consider that it lacks more action than I expected.
  2. I don’t think it’s a good superhero movie. But I must point out that perhaps this film was not aimed at an audience of my age.
  3. It seems to me a real disaster as an adaptation of Spider-Man to the big screen. At times the absence of the essential mythology of the Spiderman in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ It’s a good action movie, very funny, with a dynamic cast, a complex and extraordinary villain, a subtle soundtrack, and Tom Holland completely devoted to the character.

Let’s be honest, as an action movie it works amazingly well. It’s fun, it’s entertaining and it never gets boring. The cast is so alternative and extravagant that it is dynamic. In addition to the fact that Tom Holland has put so much of his part into making this Peter Parker something worth mentioning that his delivery is exemplary. An actor who in the coming years will be one of the great jewels of the industry cinema hollywoodian. But it is undoubtedly Michael keaton in the skin of The vulture what impacts the most. A complex villain and too adult for the world in which he moves’Spider-Man: Homecoming‘. And that reaffirms Keaton as the great actor he is after returning from exile with ‘birdman‘.

With an unremarkable direction by Jon Watts (Marvel Studios has mimicked his style and has caused his directors to be merely compliant, adjusting to what is marked and imposed by the study) and a subtle soundtrack, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ works tremendously well within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One more step in the study chaired by Kevin Feige to add more and more viewers to the MCU. And from completely different generations. An extraordinary business bet that has given us an entertaining action movie. But no more.

The new Spider-Man movie is not a good superhero movie because it doesn’t know how to find the balance between generations. What is really the target of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’?

Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ doesn’t sound like a good superhero movie to me. Marvel Studios has tried to justify, since the appearance of spidey in ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, the fact that this new Peter Parker is a teenager. And so far it doesn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary. We have read a lot of comics wall-crawler. We know what they are referring to. But ‘homecoming‘ didn’t make me feel the way I feel watching any other superhero movie. Watching my favorite cartoon characters. ‘Wonder Woman‘, ‘Logan‘, Guardians of the Galaxy‘… All these films, released this year, are tremendously different. And in all of them I could feel the emotion of seeing the heroes on the screen. Maybe with ‘Logan’ no, but with the other two both adults and children could enjoy the tape.

With ‘homecoming‘ It hasn’t been like that. The Marvel Studios target has been extremely marked on this occasion. That adolescent world, which in comics could seem like a look back at what we have experienced or suffered in high school, ends up resulting in this film so hermetic that I could not feel part of the action. I couldn’t love Spider-Man like I did in the past. A real shame to realize this at the same time you see Tom Holland trying so hard to deliver. It’s a disappointment. Personally because I thought, as the critics claimed, that this film would bring out my inner child again. And what ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is to make me feel older than ever.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ It has ended up looking like the worst adaptation of Spider-Man in the cinema that I have seen to date. But sadly with the most committed and Peter Parker-like actor there has ever been.

If I have to qualify a’homecoming‘ As a film adaptation the suspense is incredibly low. Not to say I shouldn’t even rate it. While it is true that within the MCU and leaving the comics aside, everything is tremendously organic, the essence of Spider-Man has been literally destroyed. The subordination of his heroism to the use of a suit created exclusively by Tony Stark for Peter Parker and Peter Parker’s obsession with emulating Iron man and to the rest of avengers fits perfectly in this universe, both because of age and preceding events. But it is an insult to the memory of popular culture and the legacy of the character in the comics. Spider-Man was always better than the Avengers. He never needed any of them to shine.

The latter is something that ventures into the extraordinary homage to steve ditko and his passion for the objectivist philosophy of ayn rand in the comics. That moment (SPOILERS) in which Spider-Man loses the foundation of a building on top of him and must show his true strength to get ahead (SPOILERS). And the same thing happens at the conclusion of the tape, with his decision in front of Tony. But they are only a couple of winks that remain in borage water at the end of the film.

While it is true that with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘ have managed to create a great franchise for the MCU and for the future of the Avengers… As an adaptation of the character… I’m sorry to say it: it’s not right. Nothing good. And it’s a real shame because Tom Holland is one of the best things that could have happened (and is happening) to the character of Spider-Man. We will see in future installments what happens. And if there is a real evolution of the character within the universe.

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Criticism of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: A disappointing film


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