“THREE “A” RATED MOVIES NOW PLAYING AT YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER!”
Rated PG 13, 133 minutes
The screening audience loved the energy of this great new film from start to finish. I certainly did. Six writers contributed to the story under the direction of Jon Watts. The film stars 20-year-old British actor Tom Holland. He plays a great Peter Parker at 15 years of age. He is loaded with charisma and charm. Holland will appear in next year’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.
This is the first Spider-Man movie that Sony has produced with Marvel Studios. I am so happy for this marriage. It is now estimated that this solo debut of Spider-Man in the Marvel “Cinematic Universe” is looking at a possible $100 million domestic box office opening weekend. The franchise itself if 15 years old.
One of my all time heroes — both on screen and in real life, allows Robert Downey Jr. to play a major role in HOMECOMING, as Iron Man, a.k.a. Tony Stark. Jon Favreau as Happy also is also given a lot of screen time.
If I had to use just one word to entice you to go and see this movie, it would be FUN. A few critics may complain about the film’s length and maybe too much plot. Not me. Two other film heroes –, Michael Keaton and Marisa Tomei, are just terrific. He plays a great villain and she plays a loving Aunt May. I also do not want to slight any of the large cast. Kudos to them all!
There is also an “inside joke” with regards to Michael Keaton’s costume. Trust me. You can’t miss it!
This is an adolescent, high-energy Spider-Man at his best. Spider-Man is living his dream. And for 133 minutes, we get to all go along with him on his journey.