Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first full length super-hero movie collaboration between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. And, I have to say, they did an outstanding job! In this newest iteration of Spider-Man Peter Parker, who is a 15-year-old kid, is trying to figure out what it means to be a super-hero as well as a normal teenager. This movie is very much a high school drama/coming of age type of movie. It shows real struggles that teenagers face as they go through high school, as well as portraying how a teenage superhero may deal with those struggles.
Starting off, I have to say that this movie is a lot of fun. It has a familiarity that ties it perfectly into the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet still manages to feel different. The young-adult aspect is something that is central in all the early versions of the Spider-Man comics, yet, until now, has not been accurately portrayed on the big screen. (more…)