How do you talk about a movie without talking about a movie? Do you simply say that it was good or bad, give it a rating, and throw together many words that ultimately don’t mean a thing?
I’m going to go a different route and talk about Spider-Man Homecoming in terms of how it made me feel, rather than the many, many little details and geek-out moments I could share.
It started with the opening, after the Sony logos were done with. I was transformed into a child by the first strains of music, and left wide-eyed as Marvel worked their magic. Every word, every line, every bit of action, every little mention that tied in to something else washed over me as I remained constantly awed by the fact that this was the first Spider-man movie that actually has Spider-Man, as I know him, in it.
The achievement of this film isn’t in the set pieces, the acting, or the directing, all of which are of high quality; instead it’s in the little things, the little details that make Peter Parker seem like a whole person, rather than a limited stereotype. He runs through many emotions through the film, not just a handful, and all of them are given their natural place, rather than being forced.
I give this film a solid 9/10. I’d love to write some of the theories and details I have, but that’ll have to wait until a few more people have seen it.