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Spider-Man: Homecoming
蜘蛛侠:英雄回归

Opening Date
06 Jul 2017
Rating
PG13 Some Coarse Language and Violence
些许暴力画面及粗俗语言
Runtime
134 mins
Language
English with Chinese subtitles
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director
Jon Watts
Cast
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Synopsis
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Reviews
By Thompson Wong  07 Jul 2017
Therefore Homecoming really works best for two main audiences: those who will always enjoy comic-book superhero movies, and those who have never seen the previous Spider-Man films. Fortunately or unfortunately, this rendition will eventually end up as a footnote on the MCU's eventual path to the Infinity War movie.
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This review must be caveated: one key takeaway was my realisation that I officially have Spider-Man fatigue. On paper, Spider-Man Homecoming is a well-filmed movie. Already praised by critics as one of 2017's best movies, this version sees our famous web-slinger ushered into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for the first time, as part of a deal between Sony and Disney. But as the sixth Spiderman movie, and actor Tom Holland being the third actor in 15 years to don the suit, is it too little, too late?

Some will argue that Holland's refreshingly youthful version of the hero means that this is clearly not the same film as all the others. Indeed, it's easy to explain how Homecoming does well. The presence of Marvel stalwarts such as mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) serve to reinforce this obviously New and Improved narrative. Some other good choices include: 1) the usage of a video recap of Spider-Man's role in the previous film Captain America's Civil War to bring audiences up to speed quickly; 2) a noticeably racially diverse cast - jovial best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) and love interest Liz (Laura Harrier) being two prominent examples; 3) and a believable, sympathetic villain in Vulture (Michael Keaton), who lacks the over-the-top nefariously stale ambitions of other baddies and simply wants to run a business.

So what renders Homecoming lacklustre in other areas? For one, although it's refreshingly filmed, director Jon Watts is confined by the traditional formulaic superhero structure. Secondly, the action is sorely lacking. The most dramatic action scene is probably the epic battle on the Staten Island Ferry (it's also in the trailer), where Spidey ends up caught between two halves of a sinking ship. It's disappointing, and his showdown with Vulture also fizzles without much fanfare.

It's no longer good enough to film a decently plotted and technically sound superhero movie no matter how popular the character is, especially when he's been on the big screen six times. Therefore Homecoming really works best for two main audiences: those who will always enjoy comic-book superhero movies, and those who have never seen the previous Spider-Man films. Fortunately or unfortunately, this rendition will eventually end up as a footnote on the MCU's eventual path to the Infinity War movie.
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