Young Spider-Man to Tony Stark: “What do you want me to do?”
Tony Stark to Spidey: “I think you’ve done enough.”
It’s been three years since the last installment but this reboot is going for an entirely different feel and time frame with Tom Holland taking over from Andrew Garfield.
It also marks the first time an actual teenager has been cast as Peter Parker.
In SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING the story takes us back to the character’s roots with Tony Stark / Ironman (Robert Downey, Jr.) as mentor to teen Spidey.
And Michael Keaton is here doing his usual GOOD—but this time at being BAD as the Adrian Toomes / Vulture who faces off with the web slinging wonder.
Holland’s Spider-Man you may recall was introduced to us in last year’s Marvel extravaganza CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.
In support of the film’s starring cast are Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Marisa Tomei playing Peter’s aunt May Parker with Tyne Daly as Anne Marle Hoag heading the Department of Damage Control.
Bottom line THIS Spider-Man is fresh and plays much lighter which is a welcome change for the character AND the franchise.
Of course, with just about any Marvel Studios production these days there has to be an end scene.
And by God, our screening audience didn’t move when the credits began to roll.
The reward came in the form of TWO extras.
The first is kind of what you’d expect, while the second is attached to the very tail end of the movie and is as funny as hell.
None-spoiler hint: It’s got (?) popping up unexpectedly on the screen @#%$& the audience for (!!!).
(In other words it’s well worth sticking around for.)
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING opens in 2-D, 3-D, IMAX, IMAX 3-D and in other premium large screen formats with its follow-up already scheduled for the 4th of July weekend two years from now.
Industry predictions have the superhero movie kicking out domestic premier weekend ticket sales of around $100 million.
My grade: B
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings during Kansas City’s Morning News on 98.1 FM, KMBZ.