Critics Consensus

Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Certified Fresh

Plus, A Ghost Story is also Certified Fresh, and Snowfall Season 1 is less than compelling.

by | July 6, 2017 | Comments

This weekend at the movies, we’ve got a kid who catches thieves just like flies (Spider-Man: Homecoming, starring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton) and a handful of limited releases. What are the critics saying?


Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) 93%


During a summer in which pundits have repeatedly suggested audiences are nearing the point of reboot/remake fatigue, the prospect of hitting the reset button on a billion-dollar franchise feels even dicier than it ordinarily might — let alone doing it for the second time in 15 years. But sometimes starting over is just what a flagging film series needs, and that definitely seems to be the case with this weekend’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. After kicking off the training wheels on this latest big-screen iteration of Spidey with new star Tom Holland’s well-received introduction in Captain America: Civil War, the classic character makes his full-length MCU debut here, in a story pitting Holland’s teenaged hero against the Vulture (Michael Keaton), a villain with an axe to grind against Spider-Man’s superhero advisor Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.). For the most part, critics have liked the character’s previous solo outings, but Homecoming comes close to setting a new bar for the franchise; enlivened by Holland’s appropriately youthful exuberance and balanced between costumed antics and John Hughes-style teen angst, Homecoming takes Spider-Man back to its fundamentals — emphasis on the “fun.”


What’s New on TV

Snowfall: Season 1 (2017) 58%

Snowfall struggles to create a compelling drama from its separate storylines, despite Singleton’s accurate recreation of 1983 Los Angeles and a strong lead performance from Damson Idris.


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