Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive critical response, Spider-Man: Homecoming has tied for the best live-action superhero film with both Iron Man, The Dark Knight and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2.
After the review embargo lifted last week and the positive reviews emerged, excitement reached an all-time high in anticipation of the film’s release this weekend. Homecoming was officially rated fresh at 93% earlier this week on the review aggregator but has fittingly risen to 94% to tie as one of the best live-action superhero films in history on its opening day.
Sony and Marvel’s heartwarming and fresh take on the web-slinger marks Spider-Man’s first standalone feature within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film has been met with praise being given to Holland for his performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man as well as Michael Keaton’s villainous Vulture and the diverse talents who fill out the cast.
The film stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Michael Chernus, Kenneth Choi, Hannibal Buress, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Angourie Rice and Abraham Attah. Here’s the official 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.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is now playing. You can check out our review for the film here.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes