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Village Jam Factory - Sunday 9 July 2017, 11:30am
Running time: 133m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Action violence)
Release date: 06/07/17
Rating: 8/10 (ME 4/5, DP 4/5)
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is an average teenager, balancing the pressures of school and home with the added excitement of being a friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Despite his 'internship' with Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Peter is not ready to become one of the Avengers, but it doesn't stop him from getting involved in stopping Vulture (Birdman's Michael Keaton) peddling weapons made from leftover alien rubble (as you do).
The latest reboot of the Spider-Man franchise builds on his appearance in Captain America: Civil War and presents a story that takes all of the cliches and makes them fresh and original. Superhero film walk a thin line between not taking themselves too seriously and no taking themselves seriously enough, and Spider-Man Homecoming manages to find the perfect balance. The special effects are good (though the messy look of the scene on the play made me thankful I wasn't seeing it in 3D) and the pumping soundtrack adds to energy of a film that is full of youthful exuberance. Naturally, being a Marvel film it's best to stay until the end. The second of the two mid-credit scenes is not to be missed... for all the right and wrong reasons. Enjoyable.