Early Buzz: Spider-Man: Homecoming one of Marvel’s Best

The review embargo has been lifted on Spider-Man: Homecoming, and you’ll be happy to know that critics love the film. Director Jon Watts, star Tom Holland and a lively supporting cast have delivered the Spider-Man film fans have been waiting for. Equal parts charming, goofy teen drama and riveting superhero flick, Homecoming appears to be that perfect Marvel concoction; funny, fast-moving and genuinely thrilling. Here’s a spoiler free roundup of some of the reviews:

Marc Daniel of the Toronto Sun writes: "It's not only the best Spider-Man movie — it's one of the best films in Marvel's cinematic universe."

Entertainment Weekly’s Leah Greenblatt says: "That the movie comes off as loose and sweet and light on its feet as it does feels like sort of minor Marvel miracle."

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is enthused by Tom Holland: "News Flash: Tom Holland is the best movie Spider-Man ever. He finds the kid inside the famous red onesie and brings out the kid in even the most hardened filmgoer."

Brian Truitt of USA Today gives Jon Watts a huge compliment: "The magic of Homecoming is that it belongs more to the John Hughes cinematic universe than the Avengers'."

Lindsey Bahr of the The Associated Press writes: "You know what? Superhero cynicism aside, "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is really fun."

And finally, the New York Times' Manohla Dargis pays a compliment to the supporting cast: "Mr. Holland looks and sounds more like a teen than the actors who've previously suited up for this series, and he has fine support from a cast that includes Jacob Batalon as Peter's best friend."

Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters on July 7.

Featured image: Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Courtesy Sony Pictures. 


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