Didn’t really go in with any expectations, and have to say I enjoyed it.
Not another origin story (thank God) but picking up where ‘Civil War’ left off, the first real ‘Marvel’ Spider-Man movie feels that way. Not just because of the Iron Man and Captain America cameos, but just in general tone. There are stakes, but not ‘the whole world will collapse if Spider-Man fails’ stakes (another big plus); there’s a lightness that never goes into camp…it’s not a ‘game changer’ but it’s enjoyable.
It’s early but I already feel like Tom Holland is my favorite Peter Parker. In physique and the way the character is written, actually feels like a teenager trying to be cool and figure life out, but even with his intellect and powers, he can never completely win. That matches everything I have in my head about Peter Parker. Michael Keaton is equally relatable as the Vulture, the main antagonist for this adventure. While we’re here, my favorite in joke in the movie kind of has to be seen as a ‘Batman joke’. Don’t forget though folks, Christian Bale and Kevin Conroy got the idea of using a deeper tenor for Batman because Michael Keaton did it (in a way more subtle manner I’ll give you) in 89.
So yeah, this one is a winner. Glad the web slinger looks to be fully back on his feet cinematically.