After months of
excitement, I finally watched Spiderman: Homecoming. As you
can tell the waiting nearly killed me and I was glad being able to see
it before I go on holiday (I think the next town is 1h journey away,
we stay at the country side so there are no cinemas near by xD). So here is
my review and again, this is just my opinion on this movie and I hope
you enjoy it (before you start: I’m really sorry if there are any
mistakes in the text, it’s really late as I’m writing this :D). So, here we go!
The story starts with a flashback to understand why
Spidermans new Enemy Adrian Toomes becomes The Vulture and does all
this bad stuff. I liked it a lot, it was a good introduction into the
movie. The timeline wasn’t confusing so everybody gets when the different events happen. A sequence filmed by Spidy followed (The vlog style was
amazing I wished the included that more often) and after that you
knew where the time at the movie is set.
The story was a good one,
I liked it a lot. It had its twists, funny moments and awesome action
scenes. As I talked to my friends afterwards we agreed one one thing:
Seeing that Peter and Liz don’t come together was a great choice of
the writers so it wasn’t not this cliché-love-story as you might
have guessed in the beginning. The scenes Peter talking to Karen were
one of my faves, such as the little spider-drone - I want one so
badly! A nice little bit was also including Cap in the movie, I
enjoyed that. And Pepper at the end: Wonderful as usual, Tony and her
are goals! The interaction between Tony, Happy and Peter were really
funny, I’m glad that Happy had a bigger role in that movie.
One twist shocked me a
lot: As the audience saw that The Vulture is Liz Dad I went: “Oooh
fuuuuck.” That’s what I call a good old plot twist! Spiderman
saving The Vulture and handing him to the police was also a great
one - I mean he could have killed him but Peter is a good person. The Vulture don’t say Peters name in prison, when he is asked
to do it and that was my favorite twist; Adrian Toomes realizes that
Peter saved him and took care of his daughter which is a sign of (maybe) becoming
a better person, he didn’t call Peter out as the guy told him he
wanted to kill Spiderman. And Peter leaving Liz at Homecoming and
later not coming together with her was a welcome change of this
classic hero-love-story-things, as I already said - she even moves to another city so it
sounded like she would never see him again - but who knows?
The shots were great, I loved one especially: Peter
sitting in a physics class, looking at the watch behind him and as he
turns back to the front, he wears googles and is in a chemistry
class. I would write a novel if I would describe all the
fighting/saving scenes of Peter, there were just awesome, really cool! I would have died if the movie would have been in VR at the
scene where Spiderman is on the top of the Washington Monument - Damn
The “running away from Liz at Homecoming to ruin The Valtures plan” shot really got me, the setup and the light was well placed and gave the scene some dramatic touch.
The dialog between Tony and Peter was one of my fave scenes. How cool Tony is stepping out of this suit like a boss and how sad Peter is when Tony takes his suit… my heart is melting.
(I wanted you to be better.)
The one thing that bothered me the most was that there weren’t that many 3D-shots in the movie. The only one I can remember was the spider-drone-shot. There was no jumping Spidy towards us or flying chitauri-metal …I didn’t got the 3D-thing, after the movie I was like:
I was a little bit disappointed with the music.
Michael Giacchino is a great composer and has done some cool
pieces but I was so focused on the happening in front of me, so I
couldn’t pay attention to the music. I only remember the great
placements of the music as Spiderman fights against The Valture on
the invisible Jet. I hope the put the music more in the foreground in
the next Marvel movies because it’s great.
This weird guy went with us who I didn’t know and I have no idea what his point was. He just new one guy who I sat beside (Hello M, at this point - I had a lot of fun sitting next to you :D) and even didn’t sat next to him then (?!). As we got out of the cinema he went: “Yeah, that movie wasn’t that great …” And my inner self was like:
SHUT THE FUCK UP, WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO ME, YOU DON’T KNOW ME (fuck yeah - uuuh na na ay)! I have no idea what his point was, he didn’t talked to me the hole evening and THEN he needed to make these comments? Really queen? I have no idea why I got so angry at this point but he just annoyed me through these 3 or 4 hours “I got to know him”. I haven’t met a person who is this negative about so many things in a long time; and after the hole evening saying the movie was shit - after we all said how much we liked it - was the tip of the iceberg!
So, then to the actors! I’m trying to keep it down with the fangirling
but I can’t promise you, I won’t get carry away with this cast:
Tom Holland: Peter Parker aka Spiderman. The hero. Tom did I really good job I liked him a lot as Spiderman. He portrait him as he is: funny, goofy, a little bit clumsy, cute and very sweet. I really believed him when he said sth and his sad face is really good - I have no idea how he does that but I nearly cried, as I saw him upset. He is a great actor, I’m looking forward to see him more often in this role.
Michael Keaton: Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture.
The villain. What a great actor! He was a reeeeeaaally good villain,
it was something new with the he-is-Liz-dad-thing and he portrait him
perfectly; he was calm and evil at the same time and I think that makes a great villain. He defiantly gave the movie
some def so it wasn’t all about killing everybody but getting the
I’m exited to see if he’s going to get revenge on Peter even if he didn’t call him out in prison.
Robert Downed Jr.: Tony Stark aka Iron Man.
The mentor. You just know the movie is going to be funny when you see
RDJ in the cast list. As usual, Robert was a cool, chilled and
awesome Iron Man and him involving in this movie was great; But I
thought he would have more scenes in the movie. Iron Man is a really good mentor for Spiderman and in the last bit (as he wanted Spiderman to become an Avenger and Peter said no) you could really see that he believes in him. (I want these
Jon Favreau: Happy Hogan. The contact. Happy was a funny character and I hope to see Jon in more Marvel movies; He being the contact person for every Avenger - how awesome would that be? His negativity and sarcastic comments made him to a character everyone likes.
Jacob Batalon: Ned Leeds. The friend. What a funny guy! Jacobs Ned was the perfect match to Peter (I’m going to learn that awesome handshake soon!). Being the guy behind the desk (or was it the guy with the chair? - can’t remember) in future films - Imagine that! Great job, dude!
Zendaya Coleman: Michelle. The brain. She had way too less scenes! I liked Michelle a lot and I hope she gets more scenes in the following movies. She as the team captain is a funny idea and I wanna see that badly. I love Zendaya, she did a great job as well, she made Michelle to a very funny character and now I wanna know more about her.
Laura Harrier: Liz Allan-Toomes. The daughter.
She is a sweet girl and the love of Peter. What a beautiful young
woman, I hope she comes back - as a villain would be cool; Imagine
her fighting against Peter because he got her dad in jail - THAT
would be a good love-story-twist!
One last thing:
PLEASE INCLUDE HARRISON OSTERFIELD IN THE NEXT MOVIES - PLEASE!
They together in a movie would be just the best, I mean look at these two:
To summarize everything: I loved the movie. The
actors are just the best and I’m looking forward to a second movie
with this cast. As I told you this is my view on this hole thing and
I would love to hear your opinion on the movie :).
I can’t help but feel my work as a writer is done….
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