Wow! I was skeptical, yet optimistic about this film. Three different actors to play Spider-Man in fifteen years. Each actor brought something different to the role. Tobey Maguire was by far the most brooding Peter Parker with a witty alter ego. Andrew Garfield was a happy medium and Tom Holland was brilliantly funny. I also wasn't sure about Tom Holland. I am happy to report he did a stellar job capturing the essence of an awkward teen. His Spider-Man is by far the wittiest of the three and he's downright adorable.
The writers (all six of them) did a great job setting the whole thing in high school; another aspect that I wasn't sure would work but they nailed it. The story was engaging and the plot wove well into the rest of the MCU. (You will have to go see it to understand!)
I'm not going to talk about theme or story structure or characters. What I am going to do is reassure you, this was the best decision Sony made. Each Spider-Man film before was good and contributed in their own way but in my opinion "Homecoming" is the best so far and I have always maintained that Maguire is my favorite.
Oh, stay for the end of the credits!
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