'Spider-Man: Homecoming' delivers humor, adventure fun

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The video, lasting for a total of almost three minutes, shows some background on the development of Spider-Man, accompanied by the words of lead writer Jon Paquette and the creative director Bryan Intihar.

Tobey Maguire played Spider-Man in three different films from 2002 to 2007, and for some, he will always be the one and only web slinger. Is "Homecoming" really worse than those two Spidey flicks? Contrast to the first is that the character can remove the mask, then you'll begin to see his true face. Despite all the discussions over Aunt May being significantly younger than she's been in previous versions, she's sadly underused here. On the latter, he desperately wants to be drafted as a full member of 'The Avengers, ' albeit not one taken too credible by its de-facto leader Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), forcing him to take unnecessary risks to be noticed. This is an experienced Peter Parker who's more masterful at fighting big crime in New York City.

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Rolled into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though, Spidey has finally found a warm, welcome home for himself, both with his own planned trilogy of movies and as part of the wider Avengers shenanigans with last year's Captain America: Civil War and next year's Avengers: Infinity War. Also, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield began dating after filming 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man". When it boils down to it, Homecoming is about a college kid who has to stop a petty thief. They reiterated how the story is completely original and while there will be familiar character and villains, Insomniac and Marvel Games are working to create something unique with more than a few twists on the expectations. Honestly, it would be hard for viewers to watch him portray the character without thinking of him as Peter Parker. Keaton was an inspired casting choice and provides much of the film's backbone.

"Owen Gleiberman (Variety): "'Spider-Man: "Homecoming' has an aggressively eager and prosaic YA flavor". And that's no mean feat at all.