Run time: 133 mins
Spidey’s back! Now part of the ever-expanding Avengers family, Marvel takes it back to school and gives us a super-hero that teens can relate to (how wonderful – hairy arsed Studio men sharing their fantasies for ‘teens to relate to’).
Tom Holland is the third actor to pick up the web-shooters (the second Brit after Andrew Garfield, though we’re not boasting) and after stealing Civil War from under everyone in just one sequence, he gets to flex the spandex in his own movie. Homecoming has fun when it wants to be Ferris Bueller, though Peter Parker (Holland) is also a crime-fighting wunderkind. Radioactive spider bite aside, it adheres closely to the John Hughes formula and it’s all the better for it.
Is there a villain to be bested in Michael Keaton’s Vulture? A mechanically winged blue-collar worker out for revenge against Iron Man (Downey Jr. showing up, and off) but that’s just the usual Marvel showboating. Will Spider-Man defeat the baddie? Will Peter get the girl and finish his studies? Why does Keaton keep playing birds? (and… who cares) Tune in to find out, true-believers! (Jack Whiting) Never mind teens, there’s always repeats of Jeremy Corbyn at Glasto to look forward to.