Spider-Man Homecoming Review
This film is a breath of fresh air in the complex MCU and atones for the errors of previous Spider-Man adaptations.
The film explores the life of a teenage superhero and refrains from the classic ‘how he became spiderman’ backstory by introducing the character of Tony Stark into the fold. Disguised as an internship with Tony Stark the alliance between Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jnr) serves as a waypoint into the involvement of Spider-Man with the Avengers.
Again, a Stan Lee cameo was in place for an amusing scene where residents mocked Spider-Man. The numerous Captain America cameos were also entertaining as he was seen as a gym coach to students on TV. The fact that Captain America is apart of school curriculum speaks volumes for the impact of the avengers on Marvel society.
Infamous bully Flash Thompson was replaced by an outspoken teen who served as a class clown rather than the notorious individual we see in previous Spider-Man movies.
Now solidified within the MCU, Spider-Man can share its storyline with the events which took place in previous Marvel movies. This made it possible for the villain in the movie to surface through the destruction of alien tech by the Avengers. As well as this, the movie served as a gateway for Spider-Man into the events that will take place in Avengers Infinty War through his involvement with Tony Stark.
As with all Marvel movies the post-credit scenes keep audiences waiting for minutes on end with more recent movies containing multiple post-credit scenes. In Spider-Man Homecoming I was told that there would be two of these scenes with the first serving as a hint to later movies but the second, after every single credit and sponsor of the movie, being yet another Captain America cameo notifing the few members of the audience that there was no extra scene. Such irony was caused solely by the determination of Marvel fans longing for extra scenes but being received by a comical reality check.