Is ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ worth watching?

'Spiderman: Homecoming' is pleasantly deep

It fails, combining heroes and high school

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The real Spidey. "Spiderman: Homecoming" perfectly captures Peter Parker’s character and the essence of the franchise, taking us on a ride that is deep, funny, action-packed and most of all, human, writes Alex Abad-Santos of Vox. It delves deep into the mentality of a its young protagonist, revealing the internal struggle that follows being imbued with superhuman powers. This is combined with gripping action and sacrifice, creating a character, who is awesome, relatable and admirable, just like in the comics. "Homecoming" outdoes its predecessors, relaunching Spiderman so well that its sequel can’t come soon enough.

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Angsty and insecure. The latest addition to the Spiderman franchise can’t decide between being a real superhero movie or a teenage high-school flick, leaving fans of both genres with glasses half-full, infers Kirby Davis of The Scene Magazine. Cliches like a nerdy sidekick, a popular love interest and a classic bully, rob the movie of novelty. Peter Parker being invited to a party that he needs to bring his ‘friend’ Spiderman to, to impress his crush, is no longer original. Five years after the last Spiderman movie failure, this reboot was too soon and too diluted. "Spiderman: Homecoming" tries too hard to make itself seem popular.

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