Film Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

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Tom Holland plays Peter Parker as Marvel's first YA superhero. That's the novelty, and limitation, of this mildly diverting reboot.

Midway through “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” there’s a sequence that revs the picture up in that buzzy spectacular “Hey, I’m watching a Marvel movie!” way. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), a 15-year-old high school sophomore from Queens, is in Washington, D.C., along with a team of his fellow student brainiacs, to attend the finals of the Academic Decathlon. They’re up in the Washington Monument when a volatile alien weapon explodes, causing a crack along the top of the building’s pointy pillar and trapping the students inside the elevator.

It’s up to Peter to save them, though as Spider-Man he’s still figuring out what the heck he’s doing. In his red-and-blue spandex costume, now layered with computer intelligence and a Siri voice, he shimmies up the monument, a vertical crawl shot at dizzying angles (as in, straight down). He blasts some sticky web here and there and tries to kick his way through a small window (nope, the glass is too hard). But it’s a sticky situation. For a few dicey moments, you’re up there with him, doing just what you’re supposed to be doing at a movie like this one. You forget yourself. You escape.

The rest of the movie isn’t bad, but it’s very much down to earth. There’s an aspect of comic-book superhero films that’s more or less encoded in the names of the heroes. Superman. Batman. Iron Man. Wonder Woman. They fly, they scowl, they see through walls, they repel bullets, but they are all grownups. Peter Parker is different — and he’s especially different in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” where Tom Holland plays him with a gawky, anxious deer-in-headlights teen innocence that’s so fumblingly aw shucks and ordinary that it seems almost incongruous when he’s referred to as “the Spider-Man.” What he looks (and acts) like is Spider-Boy. Tobey Maguire, who certainly seemed boyish at the time, was 26 years old when he first played Peter, but Holland was just 20 when he shot this film, and it makes a difference. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is the story of a savior who’s still mucking around in the business of being a kid. It’s almost as if he’s his own fanboy.

The film’s novelty is that Spider-Man, though he’s been enshrined by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as an Avengers apprentice, barely has a handle on how to harness his powers, or what to do with them. To a degree, the film’s novelty works, though with a qualifier: This Peter is such a normal, awkward dude that he’s a touch innocuous — the closest the Marvel Universe has come to giving us a superhero who wouldn’t look out of place on the Disney Channel.

Holland has a likable presence, but he’s dutiful and imploring rather than captivating. His wormy pale handsomeness makes it seem, at times, like he’s starring in some high-school chapter of “The Bobby Flay Story,” and the director, Jon Watts, keeps all the action on the genial surface. Peter has a best bud, the roly-poly and easily wowed Ned (Jacob Batalon), and he’s got a crush on Liz (Laura Harrier), a senior who’s on the Decathlon team. The biracial romance is a step in the right direction, but at one point the two are poised in an upside-down kiss that never materializes, which only reminds you of how much the film is feeding off its legacy. It’s fine — and true enough to Marvel — to make a “Spider-Man” movie about a young adult, but “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has an aggressively eager and prosaic YA flavor.

Yet coming after the two Andrew Garfield “Spider-Man” films, which were the definition of super-forgettable competence, the movie is just distinctive enough, in concept and execution, to connect and become a sizable hit. If so, it could prove a key transitional film in the greater cinematic universe of comic-book movies. “Homecoming” tells its audience: This kid isn’t quite super — he’s just like you. “Ant-Man” did the same thing (and out of the Marvel zone, so did the “Kick-Ass” movies), but we’ve never seen a character as mythical as Spider-Man portrayed in such a user-friendly, sanded-down, After School Special way.

The villain, played by Michael Keaton, is very much an adult. His name is Adrian Toomes, and he’s a disgruntled city contractor who, in the film’s 90 token seconds of “topicality,” decides to act out his rage against the elite members of a stacked-deck system by hawking a stolen cache of alien weapons on the black market. This villainous plot is pretty bare bones: The weapons are defined mostly by their purplish iridescent glow, and Toomes, as far as we can tell, doesn’t have a master plan — he just has a costume worthy of a master plan, a heavy-metal flying suit, each wing outfitted with what looks like an ominous whirring bedroom fan. He also has a major-nemesis name: Vulture. Keaton brings all the sinister, gnashing personality you could want to the role, though the movie should have given him more to do. It does, however, provide the character with a good twist, when he shows up where you least expect him.

In “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Peter Parker is a superhero-in-training whose alter ego is just being discovered on YouTube clips, and it’s fun to see him try to gain control over his capabilities. In place of the usual Tarzan swings through the gargantuan urban canyons, he operates in more compact spaces, shooting out his web in small targeted bursts. His suit, designed by Tony Stark, is equipped with gimmicks he’s just learning about. Yet the way the movie deals with all this stuff is more rote than ingenious. It’s hard to even tell where the suit’s powers leave off and Peter’s begin — or, judging strictly from “Homecoming,” if he even has powers of his own. We all know the spider-bite basics of Spidey’s origin story, but too much rebooting has now resulted in a certain vagueness, as if the film couldn’t be bothered to fill in the logistics. That said, the flying action has a casual flip buoyancy, and the movie does get you rooting for Peter. The appeal of this particular Spider-Boy is all too basic: In his lunge for valor, he keeps falling, and he keeps getting up.

Film Review: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Reviewed at AMC Kips Bay, New York, June 28, 2017. MPAA Rating: PG-13. Running time: 133 MIN.

Production

A Sony Pictures release of a Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, Pascal Pictures production. Producers: Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal. Executive producers: Victoria Alonso, Avi Arad, Louis D’Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Stan Lee, Matthew Tolmach, Patricia Whitcher.

Crew

Director: Jon Watts. Screenplay: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers. Camera (color, widescreen): Salvatore Totino. Editors: Debbie Berman, Dan Lebental.

With

Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Bokeem Woodbine, Tyne Daly.

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  1. Juan Guzman says:

    After reading all the comments I come to the conclusion that if not for Robert Downy and Michael Keaton the movie would not survive the premiere. Although hopefully from those $100 million opening weekend they will recover the damage to their reputation after such corny Spider-Man movie.

  2. Juan Guzman says:

    I totally agreed, I feel that I wasted 2 hours of my life and like $20 bucks poorer

  3. Jamie Hall says:

    This movie was a mass of PC garbage….Gay guys slapping Spiderman on the ass, Indian Flash Thompson, Psuedo Intellectual Mary Jane professing she will not go into a “Building Built By Slaves”….THIS MOVIE SUCKED…without Iron Man it would have been DEAD…Marvel is cutting its own throat…I am a life long Marvel fan….I hope the FIRE STICK puts Hollywood out of business!!! POLITICAL CORRECT GARBAGE!!!

  4. Juan Guzman says:

    Let’s be realistic, the movie despite of such wonderful effects and cast, is too long, too boring and too corny … everything will work better without the corny romanticism and long and slow scenes that make the movie a total disappointment.

  5. CEREBRO says:

    **** YOU !, YOU PIECE OF **** LIBERAL **** !. THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG WITH ANDREW GARFIELDS SPIDERMAN MOVIES ! THAT LAST ENDING WITH THE RHINO WAS CLASSIC !
    WHAT KIND OF ENDING DID WE GET WITH THIS MOVIE? AUNT MAY DROPING AN F BOMB ?
    AND THIS IS BETTER? THERE WASN’T A LOT OF SWEARING IN THIS MOVIE, BUT THERE WAS ENOUGH FOR ME TO HATE IT EVERYTIME IT WAS USED. EVEN A MENTION OF PORN. WOW WHATS THE PARENT OF A KID TO SAY WHEN THERE CHILD TURNS AND ASKES MOMMY, WHATS PORN? COMIC MOVIES SHOULD BE FREE OF THIS CRAP! LIKE THERE WERE IN STANS COMICS.

    • Dasik says:

      The movie is PG-13 (for some strong and suggestive language and sci-fi violence). It’s only parents’ own fault if they take a baby to the movie.
      Every teen in the world knows what porn is, most of them are even watching it. So calm down your Caps and deal with the fact that teens in current world swear and talk about sex. :) It’s completely normal.

      • CEREBRO says:

        well what you consider normal and ok for kids / teens will never be “normal ” for me and a lot of other conservatives. you can justify it all you like with your letters and number codes. but filth is filth! It was never this way in the comics and I wont be paying for another marvel film with THIS writer or director. this movie made a lot of money based on the success and popularity of previous Spider-Man films, If this is the path marvel is going down with stans characters, your gonna see a huge drop off in ticket sales. and then no more Spider-Man movies. that what you want?

        ill use pg-13 language for the rest of my rant, so a braindead liberal like you can understand.

        AUNT MAY – WTF would you make her a middle aged woman when she was always a sweet gray haired old lady in the comics and successful Spider-Man films? and speaking of WTF ! why would you end your film with hers saying WTF ? even in your liberal brain mush world of understanding it made no sense. so her teen age nephew is in a Spider-Man costume, has she forbidden him to to go to costume parties? has he never dressed up for cosplay? what could possibly provoke that reaction? it was a stupid line to end a 80% well done spider man movie

        WHITE GUILT !! – SO WHAT if there was not enough blacks or other kinds of ethnicities in the original comics. the comics always SOLD well enough to PROVE they were just FINE that way! if you want to bring diversity to a Spider-Man film, then CREATE YOUR OWN DAM ORIGINAL ETHNIC CHARACTERS! STOP MESSING WITH ARE HEROES !!! how would blacks like it if the black panther or Luke cage was played by white actors? hmmm? you know I’m right ( bet your screaming to call me a racist right now you fking liberal tool )

        and by the way DASIK , your reply mentioned parents bringing babies to the movie. I doubt a baby is gonna understand anything said in a movie. I was talking about KIDS! as in 5- 11 range. get a fking clue already.

  6. Jane says:

    Just saw it in Seeking, MA. DREADFUL- even worse than the Garfield Spiderman movies. Made me miss Tobey McGuire. The fight scene at the end was so darkly lit it was impossible to determine what was going on. Flat performances except for the funny guy who played Ned, Peter Parker’s pal. Stay away

  7. Juan says:

    Saw the film last night. Loved it. 8/10 stars. One casting/character thing I didn’t understand was that of Flash Thompson. Won’t get into it as not to spoil but thought he was an unnecessary character. As for Tom Holland’s performance, I thought he was fantastic. To those who haven’t seen his films I recommend The Impossible. He was around 13 years old when he starred in it and he’s phenomenal. Goes to prove that overall, great actors makes great superheroes: Christian Bale, RDJ, Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Affleck (didn’t like much of BvS other than his performance). Tom’s among the roster, so talented at such a young age.

  8. jason ross says:

    Not reading as reviews have become spoiler strewn of late.

  9. millerfilm says:

    I don’t know if people know this: Sony keeps restarting “Spider-Man” for this main reason: If they don’t keep the “Spider-Man” movies going, the rights go back to Marvel.

    • tinkle says:

      they also keep them going cause they make decent profit. Not as much as other superhero films but over $700M which is plenty enough reason to keep making them.

  10. Doc Michaels says:

    Owen Glieberman is clearly a social justice warrior. A “biracial romance is a step in the right direction” — for what, exactly? Anyway, good to know where he’s coming from.

  11. Timely Comment says:

    Man, the Dedicated Commenters are out in force trying to get people not to see the film with the complaints about SPIDER-MAN: Homecoming.

    Well, VARIETY readers at least. Anything to deflect MARVEL from reaping the Box Office dollars… again: 16 films so far in the MCU. (WARNER BROS interns?)

    • Likeucare says:

      Probably just dc internet devotees. They have been bitter about Marvels success and positive critical reviews. Not sure why exactly, but I guess trolls come in all shapes and sizes. I think most people just want good movies regardless of the brand. But then I notice transformers and pirates still going so maybe I’m completely wrong.

      • Timely Comment says:

        I see them as basically Determined Contrarians countering the favorable MARVEL/MCU media coverage.

        If you grew up watching BATMAN: The Animated Series (the BEST DCUniverse representation) and read the NEW 52 (the post-Crisises and pre-Rebirth reboot of the DC superheroes™), all that Box Office adulation and positive critical reviews for the MCU makes you reflexively want to defend the countering DC Films Universe…

        I think it’s a Millennial thing that DC fans today do reactionarily on the Net.

  12. Bill B. says:

    I simply cannot come to grips why anyone would want to see anymore of this character after so many repetitive films. There’s always a new batch of kiddies, I guess.

    • dasik84 says:

      Because Spidey is the best superhero ever, the most important hero of Marvel and is finally(!) in Marvel Cinematic Universe…

  13. alliehanley says:

    Blasphemy to list DC properties, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman in the same sentence as Marvel’s Spiderman. This Sony Marvel reboot is the first one that actually captures how Spiderman/Peter Parker as he appeared in the trades… as a teenager who wasn’t cool or popular.

  14. SPOILERS MUCH, MR. GLEIBERMAN? says:

    Help me out here…I know it’s the web and there seems to be a wave of giant reveals posted everywhere in every independent movie review blog site but shouldn’t a reviewer from a site like Variety not give away major plot points? I won’t re-name it here but very early on in the review Gleiberman discloses what appears to be a pretty big, unexpected moment. Is that the future of movie reviews now? I’m glad the web didn’t exist in 1977 “And at one point early in the film when Han Solo goes into a bar and has a face off with an alien named Greedo and shoots him from beneath the table it establishes that Solo is indeed a questionable hero.” And telling us about “unexpected twists” that occur? REALLY, Owen? So now we’re waiting for them? Uncool, man. review the movie and let us know what your feelings are but we don’t need to read about plot points, man. As a result of this I’ll never again read another Owen Gleiberman review. Yes, I know, both he and the world will survive but you should be better than that, variety. And so should YOU, Owen Gleiberman.

    • X Trapnel says:

      “but shouldn’t a reviewer from a site like Variety not give away major plot points?” No. Absolutely not. A reviewer needs to explain the plot in order to comment on it. That’s how reviews have worked throughout the history of cinema. This growing online paranoia about “spoilers” is pathetic. If you do not want to know *anything* about the plot then don’t read the reviews.

    • Dean Treadway says:

      For well over a century, Variety has published film reviews that traditionally give away much of the plot. Why? Because it’s a trade paper (and website) aimed primarily to film distributors, exhibitors, and insiders who need to know all about what happens in a film in order to decide if they want to buy, exhibit or promote it. There is kind of a house style to the construction of the Variety reviews, and it really hasn’t changed since the early days of film criticism. I do get that they are irritatingly packed with spoilers, though, and that’s why I would advise anyone to read ONLY the first 2-3 and the last 2-3 paragraphs of ANY film review (but particularly the Variety ones); in that practice, you’ll likely avoid any exposure to plot details while increasing your understanding of a film’s pros and cons.

      • Likeucare says:

        Thanks for the heads up, ill just avoid reading Variety period since i am not an industry insider.

    • alliehanley says:

      re: Spoilers… as a film critic it’s his job to prove his opinion by citing what happens specifically in the film. If you don’t like it… then stay away from reviews or read ones that specifically say NON SPOILER at the beginning. Daaaaaaaaaaaa

      • SPOILERS MUCH, MR. GLEIBERMAN? says:

        As someone who’s an entertainment writer who seems to be seeking employment opportunities at Variety based on your response, I disagree completely. Your smug, insulting, non-mature reply says a lot about you. I understand fully that reviewers sometimes use examples from movies seen but they’re usually (when smartly used) not very specific in revealing major story points. And as long as you’re teaching lessons on how to read the internet, Ms. Hanley, most times a piece with spoilers will make that known in the intro. It’s lazy and happens a lot more now with people looking to draw clicks. Not all of us are looking to learn key story points through reading a review. Just if the story/characters/actors are worth spending time with. Thanks for bringing me up to speed though. I’ll make sure to consider that in the future. Hopefully Variety extends you an invitation to be a stringer for them. Daaaaaaaaaaaa

  15. loco73 says:

    Wow…another Spider-Man movie!!!!!! It’s amazing, I hadn’t seen one before! You know what we need 3-5 years from now? Another Spider-Man reboot trilogy…and more Fantastic Four movies as well…

    • dasik84 says:

      You’re just ignorant uninformed person…
      This is the first time when Spider-Man is really created by Marvel! That’s why this movie is so important. He finally can meet other Marvel characters…

    • Richard says:

      Do you feel the same way about James Bond movies? Each Bond reboot allows a fresh take on the character and a different way to approach the genre, If Marvel could get the rights to FF back or work out a deal with Fox like they did with Sony I would definitely be up for a reboot to get them right and in the MCU. Besides the great classic FF stories getting the treatment they need, FF also introduced many characters that populate the comics that now either can’t be used by Marvel or have to have their origins back doored somewhere else in the MCU. How great would it have been for the Black Panther to be introduced onscreen in an FF movie as he was in the comics classic story arc.

  16. drush76 says:

    All typos aside, I agree with this commentators (fred’s ) opinion. This is what makes Tom Holland undeniably the best Peter Parker EVER (and that is only from the glimpse we got from Captain America: Civil War)! He looks acts and feels like a teenager thrusted into a world of responsibility most adults will never even begin to fathom. How a teenage boy deals with the responsibilities of a “super” man creates the dramatic tension the series has thrived on from its first issue.

    Yeah, I’m not really buying that. Sure, he gave a good performance. But so did Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Every time there is a new Spider-man, I hear the same “So and so IS Spider-man” schtick.

  17. Weary says:

    I can wait for it to air on Epix. If it never does, ah well – no great loss.

  18. Why does Peter Parker have to remain in high school? I can understand if this movie was a retelling of how Peter became Spider-man. But in the MCU, he had already become the web slinger by the time he made his appearance in “Cap America 3”. So why keep him in high school? Why not explore Peter Parker/Spider-man in college at Empire State U? The best Spider-man titles (from the 60s and 70s) were published when Peter was in college. He met Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborn and Mary Jane Watson; when he was in college.

    Why is Hollywood – especially Kevin Fiege, it seems – obsessed with the idea of Peter remaining in high school?

    • Alan B says:

      Yeah, true enough, but they haven’t DONE a movie showing Peter during his REALLY awkward high school years yet….and by changing up the status quo a little bit might give more life to this, and LONGER life if it’s going beyond the 5 movies that Sony/Marvel have SO FAR planned out for THIS specific Peter Parker (who knows, maybe after that they’ll bring in Miles Morales, and there will be all NEW controversy, lol….or Riri Williams as the new Iron Man after RDJ retires the role….) unlike comics, people actually AGE in real life much faster.

      Personally, the movie was fun and interesting in my opinion and I’m looking forward to seeing MORE of Holland as Parker in future films! (plus i’m dying to see if they’ll bring in other classic Spidey villains that they haven’t DONE yet…..Mysterio (but how would they DO ol’ fishbowl head??), Kraven the Hunter, maybe even Hobgoblin (if they wanna do another goblin character)….Spider-man HAS faced pretty much everyone in the Marvel Universe at some point…he IS the lynch-pin of Marvel comics characters MOSTLY…..but I also love the fact that he LOSES waaaaaaay more than he wins, and they captured that essence of Peter perfectly :)

  19. Carl says:

    $10 has been deposited into your account. Good work Gleiberman.

    I hate when film “”””””critics”””””” try and pass movies like this off as anything more than formulaic cgi excretions. This movie is worth it if you’re looking for amusing quips and production value – stop trying to fool people into thinking there’s more to it. It’s just insulting to films that actually try to challenge and provoke us.

  20. That's What She says:

    But how many times does Peter say “awesome”? Too many times in Civil War, and the trailer does not bode well for its overuse.

    • Tim says:

      I’m delighted to see that I’m not the only one who’s finding Spidey’s frequent use of the “A” word off-putting. Thanks for posting.

  21. Cass says:

    Old man reviewing a movie geared toward teen generation for the next 6/7/8 years. 100% on the money I’m sure.

  22. “he keeps falling, and he keeps getting up.”

    Yep, that’s Spider-Man in a nutshell. Good.

  23. Timely Comment says:

    My Spidey-sense is tingling for this movie!

    Great review contrast in what is the BASIC comicbook difference between the Marvel and DC superheroes™: everyday Human Beings versus infallible Gods who have ‘great powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men’…

    Faulty, fallible people granted superhuman abilities who STRIVE to be better with those abilities imo are BETTER stories to be told than having power-fantasized avatars who are BROUGHT DOWN to more earthly commonality— and one brand of comicbooks appealed to me than the other. (Frankly, I see it as a basic personality thing: MARVEL comicbooks attract a certain character type, those who prefer DC another. Sort of like how Politics or the type of pet you have are also indicators.)

    And Peter Parker, being a highschooler, underlines that Marvel/DC divide further into an age thing— he’s not a super Man, nor a wonder Woman, but a KID who now is a superhero™.

    (Just uncomfortable at how this MCU Spider-Man is linked with Iron Man. Parker in the comics had originally INVENTED webshooters and his costume BEFORE Stark donned the suit… and now this secretly-superior hero sees Stark as a mentor and owes his costume ‘upgrade’ to him— IP movies revisionism here.)

  24. Ben says:

    The box office on this movie is not going to be what they are hoping for

    • Cass says:

      It will be. Sony wanted to make it for 290 million! Disney was like naw idiots, it can be done for 100 million less. It will be in the black quick.

    • I believe $1 more than Amazing Spider-Man will be the target (It’s a Fiegeism). It cost almost $100m less than ASM2 so the it has a far different measure for box office success. It’ll do just fine, the reviews are very good and Spider-man remains the most popular superhero by miles, despite the efforts of the past 3 films. Even ASM2, which is not poplar, grossed $500m international.

  25. Michael Cooper says:

    What is YA superhero? I hate it when people use acronyms that are not all that common.

    • YA = Young Adult says:

      YA is a very common acronym, Michael. It stands for Young Adult.

    • Non-YA says:

      Thanks for asking this. I already felt like a lesser being for having hopes for this movie and being told by the reviewer to get my hopes down. I felt like an even bigger out of touch asshole for not knowing which trend YA was connected to. Thank you Owen Gleiberman for helping me realize that I am not YA, but more of a boring simple OA, like the Vulture.

    • That's What She says:

      Acronyms suck.

    • Dunstan says:

      Michael, YA is short for “young adult.”

  26. Lando says:

    “Wormy pale handsomeness”…surprised the PC cops haven’t pull you over yet.

  27. Fred says:

    Obviously, the author isn’t familiar with Spider-man. Anyone who read the Spider-man comics from the start realizes that Spider-man began as an awkward, geeky teenager in high school, A skinny kid with glasses who was bullied and generally made to feel like an outsider. Peter Parker’s youth was the whole selling point of Spider-man when he first arrived. Past DC characters like Superman and Batman were generic adults, far removed from the experiences of the kids who read the comic books about them. But Spider-man with something brand-new, a superhero who was a kid himself, who lived at home with his aunt, who stitched together his own uniform, who didn’t even want to be a superhero, and who’s first instinct when he got his powers was to wonder how he might be able to make some money out of it (which, face it, would probably be the reaction of most people, rather than running out to fight crime). It was this refreshing change from DC’s clearly unrealistic adult, stereotypical superheroes that made Marvel into the most popular publisher around.

    • Gero says:

      All typos aside, I agree with this commentators (fred’s ) opinion. This is what makes Tom Holland undeniably the best Peter Parker EVER (and that is only from the glimpse we got from Captain America: Civil War)! He looks acts and feels like a teenager thrusted into a world of responsibility most adults will never even begin to fathom. How a teenage boy deals with the responsibilities of a “super” man creates the dramatic tension the series has thrived on from its first issue. That’s what makes Peter Parker so great, hs ego is as engaging as his alter ego. We all put ourselves in “Peter Parker’s shoes” as much as we do Spider-man’s.

    • Cath says:

      Thank you for this comment. I was thinking much of that also. The movie as described seems to be true to the original themes of the comics. The complaints in the article make it seem like the author wants a Hard R Spiderman movie.

      • RatBasterd says:

        “The complaints in the article make it seem like the author wants a Hard R Spiderman movie.”

        Hardly. It reads like the author wanted a better movie. I don’t think most in the mainstream audiences actually read the source material of the films they praise. If they did, the actual comic book marketplace would has as niche an audience and struggle to make sales like it contiunually does

  28. Luis Martinez says:

    Read over. Grammatical errors and typos are abundant here. “Heady-metal”? Maybe a typo or new phrase? Ever since drake got famous people are making up random phrases and words.

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